Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp

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Are you craving plump juicy shrimp with a crunchy sweet breading? If so, you should try this air fryer frozen coconut shrimp recipe! Not only are they delicious and flavorful, but they are cooked to perfection- thanks to the air fryer!

Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp

Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp

I love good food that is fast AND easy. It is the best of both worlds since you don’t have to spend forever in the kitchen to get tasty meals.

One of my favorite appetizers to make in the air fryer is a batch of frozen coconut shrimp! These breaded shrimps make the perfect addition to any seafood dish and can brighten up any dinner or lunch.

I don’t get to eat seafood as much as I would like to, which is why I love how easy this coconut shrimp is to make.

I can enjoy them without having to spend an hour of prep work in the kitchen. And, my family loves them as well, so it is a win-win!

coconut shrimp on a white plate

Ingredients Needed to Make Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp

This is a super easy recipe for shrimp that only requires one (yes, ONE) ingredient and just a small amount of cook time. You can buy locally frozen coconut shrimp and some grocery stores, but there are also a ton of different options in the freezer section.

You don’t even have to prepare anything. Just drop everything in the air fryer and let it do its thing!

Once they have been cooked in the air fryer, no one would be able to tell that they were not fresh!

a box of frozen breaded coconut shrimp

How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp

Like all of my air fryer recipes, this shrimp recipe is very quick and easy, requiring almost no prep time or extra work. The air fryer does all of the hard work for you and is ready in under 20 minutes!

Start by turning the fryer to 390F and spray the basket with a non-stick cooking spray. This will guarantee that none of your shrimp are going to stick to the basket.

air fried frozen coconut shrimp

Next, pour your bag of shrimp into the basket and spread them out in an even layer. Make sure that none are on top of each other so that they get crispy on all sides.

coconut shrimp in air fryer

Cook for 4 minutes before flipping each shrimp over to the other side to cook. Cook for 4 more minutes.

Remove the shrimp from the basket and serve hot!

frozen coconut shrimp in the air fryer basket

What To Serve With Crispy Coconut Shrimp

This frozen coconut shrimp is full of tropical flavor and goes well with a variety of dishes! I personally love to eat these dipped into some sweet chili sriracha sauce for a bit of a kick.

easy air fryer coconut shrimp

For a full rounded meal, I will make a batch of air-fried coconut shrimp and serve it alongside some blackened tilapia, jasmine rice, and fresh pineapple salsa!

eating fried coconut shrimp

You can also try serving this shrimp with:

These are all tasty options that compliment the sweet coconut breading on the shrimp, creating a very flavorful and refreshing meal.

sweet coconut shrimp on a white plate

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you liked this easy recipe for coconut shrimp, you might like some of these other air fryer recipes as well. They all include ingredients that are frozen for convenience:

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Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp

Air fryer coconut shrimp is amazing! Just put frozen coconut shrimp in the air fryer and it will cook it to perfection! Crispy coconut shrimp is mouthwatering!
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 2

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  • 12 oz frozen coconut shrimp

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  • Spray the air fryer basket with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Put frozen coconut shrimp in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook coconut shrimp in the air fryer at 390F for 8 minutes, flipping the shrimp over halfway through the cooking time.
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  1. 5 stars
    Great directions! Just bought my dual air fryer and working out temp and time. Your guidance was perfect?

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