There’s no better way to pregame your dinner than with a delicious appetizer recipe like these crispy Air Fryer Shrimp. Juicy shrimp, soy sauce, honey, sriracha, and garlic come together in a quick and easy recipe with the air fryer to create delicious shrimp every single time.

Overhead of bowl of soy honey air fryer shrimps with lime wedges.

Using an air fryer is the best way to pop out a quick dinner recipe on those busy weeknights when you don’t feel like putting in effort like this Air Fryer Veal Parmesan or Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings! These Air Fryer Shrimp are a perfect example of a low-effort meal you can make in under 15 minutes. With minimal ingredients and a short cooking time, you can sink your teeth into tender shrimp in no time!

What are Air Fried Shrimp?

Unlike our garlic butter shrimp which we cook in a skillet over fire or on the range, we’re letting our favorite countertop appliance work its magic for this super simple recipe.

We’re throwing fresh shrimp into the air fryer and letting that hot air create a crunchy outer layer that’s easily peeled off for tender succulent bites. Air frying food requires much less effort than deep-frying and doesn’t come with all the calories from frying oil. Plus, using an air fryer takes a fraction of the time as an oven, grill, or deep fryer, making these Air Fry Shrimp an easy weeknight dinner!

Ingredients for this shrimp recipe.

Easy Air Fryer Shrimp Ingredients

  • Large Deveined Shrimp – look for the bags that say large, extra large, or even jumbo shrimp.
  • Olive Oil – your favorite neutral cooking oil will work. We use avocado oil
  • Soy Sauce – alternatively, we use Worcestershire and a pinch of kosher salt
  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Garlic – we prefer fresh minced garlic over garlic powder for this recipe
  • Black Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley – For garnish.
  • Limes – For garnish.

How to Make Shrimp in the Air Fryer

This air fryer recipe comes together so fast, making it one of our go to methods for quick shrimp dinners now.

Prep the shrimp

Pour in some olive oil, sriracha, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and pepper into a large bowl. Whisk it all together until the flavors mingle and form a tasty marinade.

Toss the raw shrimp into the bowl and give them a good mix until they’re fully coated with that delectable marinade.


Carefully transfer the marinated shrimp into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Remember, we don’t want to overcrowd it because we want each one to get that golden brown crispy goodness. 

Set the air fryer to 350°F, and let those shrimp sizzle for 10-12 minutes. Then, give the basket a shake halfway through cooking to ensure even crispiness.

Serve and Enjoy

Take those perfectly cooked, spicy shrimp out of the air fryer and transfer them to a bowl. Sprinkle some fresh parsley, squeeze some zesty lime juice, and for an extra kick, serve them with a side of spicy mayo sauce, remoulade sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Add some extra napkins and let everyone peel these shrimp and enjoy them. To peel them, simply pinch the legs between your fingers and rotate clockwise around the shrimp. This peels the cooked shell off without a hitch most of the time.

Girl Carnivore Expert Recipe Tips

  • If you want an extra kick for the best air fryer shrimp sprinkle some cajun seasoning onto them like with our New Orleans BBQ shrimp.
  • Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the shrimp reaches at least 145 degrees F.
White bowl filled with cooked shrimp with dipping sauce and lime in background for serving.

What to Serve With Crispy Shrimp

Don’t leave those bad boys hanging! Serve those tasty shrimp with some Beef Tallow French Fries or some BBQ Glazed Brussels Sprouts for a quick weeknight meal. Add some sausage and air fryer corn on the cob for a mini seafood boil!

Leftovers & Reheating

If you have leftover shrimp and need to store it, pop it into an airtight container and leave it in the fridge for 1-2 days. Lean seafood can’t be refrigerated for too long, so don’t forget about these babies!

When you’re ready to eat them, we prefer them cold. But you can throw them back into the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 2-3 minutes. Once they’re out of the air fryer, peel them and grab some tortillas and make a batch of Cajun Grilled Shrimp Tacos! Easiest dinner ever!

Close up of glistening cooked shrimp garnished with fresh parsley.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use smaller shrimp for this recipe?

Yes! You can use small and medium shrimp if you prefer, but for a real bite, we recommend large or extra large.


Where this recipe is technically low carb, we don’t call it that, as the honey in it won’t help you stay in Ketosis. Consider omitting the honey if you are following a strict low-carb diet.


Absolutely! This recipe works with fresh or frozen shrimp. Toss the shrimp into the air fryer to cook for half the cook time, 5-6 minutes. Then, pull them out and toss them in the marinade. Pop them back into the air fryer to cook for the remaining time. 

More Shrimp Recipes

If you need a quick dinner, look no further than this easy Air Fryer Shrimp recipe! It doesn’t get much better than tender shrimp caressed in a flavorful marinade and crisped to perfection! If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment below to help out the next reader!

Air Fryer Shrimp

5 from 21 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Overhead of white bowl filled with cooked shrimps from the air fryer.
In just a few minutes, you can have restaurant-quality air fryer shrimp that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Coated in a medley of simple soy and honey with fresh herbs, these shrimp will become your new go-to favorite. Whether you're serving them as an appetizer or a main course, they are sure to leave your taste buds satisfied and craving more!


For the air fryer shrimp

  • 1 to 2 lbs Large Shrimp deveined but not peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp black pepper

For garnish

  • Fresh parsley minced
  • Limes sliced into wedges


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the olive oil, sriracha, soy sauce, honey, garlic and pepper. Whisk to combine.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 to 10 minutes to 350 degrees.
  • Spray the basket with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add the shrimp, and mix until fully coated.
  • Transfer the shrimp to the air fryer basket in a single layer without overcrowding the basket. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Air fry for 10-12 minutes at, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
  • Transfer shrimp to a bowl and serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley, lime wedges and a spicy aioli.
  • Add a small bowl to the table for the discarded shells.


    • If you want an extra kick, sprinkle some cajun seasoning onto your shrimp!
    • Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the shrimp reaches at least 145 degrees F.
    • To peel shrimp, simply pinch the legs between your fingers and rotate clockwise around the shrimp. This peels the cooked shell off without a hitch most of the time.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1231mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: air fryer
Author: Kita Roberts

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  1. 5 stars
    Again easy delicious awesome recipe the
    best I’ve made ever
    Instructions twist shell
    Worked for four pounds
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