This Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp Recipe is so easy to make and only takes a few minutes in the air fryer! Toss shrimp in an easy spice mix and you have yourself a delicious appetizer, snack or dinner (great in tacos, burritos or over rice!) Plus – check out the Cosori Air Fryer Giveaway below! Submit your info to win one of two air fryers!
(thank you Cosori for sponsoring this post!)
Easy Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp Recipe
Are you a shrimp lover like I am? If so, this is the recipe for you! I have several awesome shrimp recipes on this site, like Shrimp Ceviche, Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Shrimp Cucumber Appetizers, and my favorite – Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp!!
I always have a frozen bag of shrimp in my freezer, which makes a shrimp dinner a breeze because they thaw super fast and make a healthy and delicious meal.
What spices go well with shrimp?
Shrimp is such an amazing vessel for so many different spice combinations. This Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp has a few spices that it gets tossed in that you probably already have in your spice cabinet!
The best part about this Air Fryer Shrimp is how quick it is to make. It’s air fried in under 10 minutes!
How do you make the best tasting shrimp?
I think the key to the best tasting shrimp, is to NOT overcook it! There’s nothing worse than a tough, overcooked shrimp! I also think having the right spice combo and seasoning really does make a huge difference.
I also think cooking spicy shrimp can be super easy, especially if you make it spicy shrimp in the air fryer!
What is the best Air Fryer?
Speaking of Shrimp in the Air Fryer, let me tell you about my very favorite Air Fryer! I LOVE my Cosori Air Fryer and I’ve talked about it a lot. I love that it’s a large XL 5.8 Quart, 1700-Watt Air Fryer Toaster Oven with a touchscreen that has a preheat option as well as having customizable TEN Presets & a shake reminder (LOVE that!)
If you want to buy your own – here’s the link to it. I swear it is the BEST. I love mine so much!
Cosori Air Fryer
Now, just to get you excited, let’s get to the giveaway, shall we?
Here’s a little more info on the best air fryer that made these Air Fryer Shrimp Recipes!
A few details:
- Designed in California, this air fryer’s one-touch preset icons make air frying easier than ever. The digital LED display and touch panel are angled toward you so you never have to bend down to operate your air fryer. LIFE CHANGING. 🙌🏻
- Customizable Presets and Shake Reminder: Pre-select and save your own time, temperature, and shake reminders for consistently perfect results.
- 85% Less Fat: The air fryer makes food with 85% less fat than traditional deep-frying while maintaining the same delicious fried flavor. This is a FACT.
- 10 One-Touch Presets: Choose from Steak, Chicken, Seafood, Bacon, Vegetables, Toast, Frozen Foods, Bake, French Fries, and Shrimp. Just touch a preset to start cooking.
- Cook Faster: The air fryer’s high-speed air circulation cooks food faster and with crispier and tastier results than a traditional convection oven.
- Non-Stick Square Basket: The baskets are removable, nonstick, dishwasher safe, PFOA-free and BPA-free. I’m an idiot with products but this is SO EASY to take the basket out and it’s a breeze to clean!
I love this Cosori Air Fryer so much and recommend to anyone and everyone I know!
(FYI- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 13.8 x 12.6 in; Basket Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 3.75 in.)
Isn’t this a gorgeous Air Fryer? I make so many great recipes in this beauty! This Air Fryer Shrimp is probably one of my favorites, though. My family loved it! You can adjust the spice so it’s the perfect spice amount for you and your family.
Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp Recipe:
Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp Recipe
- Air Fryer
- 1 pound large, raw shrimp tail on
- 1 tsp. avocado oil
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. paprika powder
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper -or more if desired.
- 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. ground dried mustard
- Thaw raw shrimp (if frozen) and place on a paper plate with paper towels and dab dry.
- Preheat the air fyer oven to 400º F for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the spices together:chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne, thyme, oregano, cumin and ground mustard. Stir to combine.
- Drizzle the thawed shrimp with avocado (or olive) oil and toss the shrimp in this spice mixture.
- Place shrimp in preheated air fryer basket and spread out in a single layer for even cooking. Spray the shrimp with cooking spray if desired. Place in air fryer and bake for 7 minutes. Flip halfway through if desired but not required.
- This is great to eat alone, on lettuce wraps, burritos, over rice or whatever else sounds good to you! It's healthy and delicious and I hope you enjoy!
Now —- the great part.
I’m giving away TWO of these Cosori Air Fryer’s to two lucky readers! (United States applicants only)
Just fill put the required info below to qualify for your chance win one! I am so excited about this and can’t wait for you all to use this amazing Cosori Air Fryer! See below for the ways you can enter and GOOD LUCK!!
I would definitely make this shrimp! We are big shrimp eaters here and this sounds delicious.
Jeanne Vaughan says
I can’t wait to try this recipe – sounds like something you would find listed under appetizers in an upscale restaurant !
Darla Peduzzi says
I have been wanting an air fryer. I would like to try all kinds of recipes for healthier dinners. I’d probably try chicken fingers first since everyone loves them.
Rhonda Countryman says
This recipe sounds yummy!
My family would love the shrimp recipe!
Kristie LeValley says
I don’t know what I would make first. Maybe chicken wings.
I would definitely make this shrimp dish!!
Kelly D says
I would try making onion rings.
Jennifer Hess says
I heard you can make muffins and biscuits in a air fryer. I would love to try those first.
Stephanie M says
These shrimp look so good! I can’t wait to try them!
Kathy E. says
I would love to try a batch of seasoned sweet potato fries in my new air fryer!
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Leslie Stevenson says
I am not sure what is good in an air fryer. I have no experience with one. If it comes with a cookbook I would have to experiment with that. If there is no cookbook, I would have to ask the internet.Thank you for doing the giveaway.
Can’t wait to try this! Air fryer recipes are so fast and the clean up is super easy!
Carol G says
I too LOVE Shrimp!!! I would have to make this recipe if I won the air fryer. I have been wanting an air fryer for sometime.
I love shrimp sooo would love to try that with this air fryer if I win! 🙂 Thanks for the chance!
Thomas P says
With a new air fryer, I’d go right for the Sweet Potato Fries. Followed by regualar potato fries.
I would make fries.
Julie Wood says
I want to make my homemade sweet potato fries and see how crispy they can get in this awesome air fryer! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!
kelly tupick says
I would make homemade potato chips first.
I would make french fries!
paige chandler says
I would make chicken and fries.
I would make chicken strips in the air fryer. I microwave them, but they don’t taste as good that way. I have never tried an air fryer before, so I don’t know how well they work or how easy they are to clean.
Kathy Eyre says
I’d love to try chicken wings…and I love your shrimp recipe!
That shrimp looks fantastic so I think I’d start with that.
Tiffany Pinnell says
I want to make french fries in it
I would try making one of your shrimp recipes first.
I love seafood, so I’d make some crunchy cod in my air fryer.
jennifer L corrado says
Homemade french fries!!
I have been thinking about getting an air fryer for forever! Definitely for fries.
Thomas Frink says
I would make fries and chicken wings.
Madison Bell says
Looks delicious! I have been wanting to try out an air fryer and this recipe will be the first on my list!!
Thanks for the info on the air fryer – I’ve been researching different brands & models. I’d make curly fries!
Cara Lorsch says
Can’t an air fryer be sexy? Cause this is one good looking machine!!
I definitely need to try this recipe!
Great giveaway! Thank you. I would make fries in the air fryer.
Renee T says
I would make chicken. Yum!
Sarah Oswald says
I would make onion rings first if I was lucky enough to win thanks for the chance!
Elizabeth Miller says
We have heard such a rave over how good fresh chicken wings and pork chops are from the air fryer. I would love to make my family happy and make both. In addition, my teen has been wanting me to get one because her friends mom made donuts in one and she swears by them.
Dennis Johnson says
Hand breaded Pork Tenderloins would be great and save on oil to boot!
Sandy Cain says
Oh, first the shrimp, for sure!! I’d make potatoes (regular and sweet), all sorts of veggies, chicken..you name it, I’d make it! We don’t have an oven to use.
Susan Smith says
I would make fried chicken.
The first thing that I would make is sweet potatoes fries! Your recipe looks like something my hubby would love!
Cheryl B says
I would make air fried chicken breast.
I’m make a variety of chicken/turkey dishes
Tina F says
I have so many ideas of what I would use it to cook. I definitely want to try this recipe but also onion rings and chicken.
Gwendolyn Jordan says
Fried Pork Chops
beth shepherd says
I would make this shrimp recipe. It looks amazing!
Would love to try this shrimp recipe in an air fryer!
Lisa Teague says
I want to try so many recipes I’ve seen for air fryers – this shrimp recipe is definitely one!
Sarah Cool says
I would love to make jalapeño poppers in this!
Arlene Mcc says
I can’t believe the air fry cook these meals!
Janice Cooper says
I would make fried chicken and French fries. I’ve been wanting an Air Fryer for so long. This would be a dream. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
I just tried to get an air fryer yesterday from Best Buy. It was the deal of the day, so it was $100 off. I was so excited, but when I went to purchase it after talking to my husband about it, it was sold out. I almost cried! I was really looking forward to making healthier chicken fingers, fries, chips, breaded vegetables, etc.
Becky B says
What a yummy looking recipe! I would LOVE an air fryer! I would make homemade fries first. 🙂
Liz N. says
I want to make cheese sticks in the air fryer! Saw a recipe where you coat a stick of cheese in crushed chips and then put it in the fryer! Yum!!
Yesenia Salgado says
I would love to make homemade fries along with homemade pizza. I’ve heard tons of great stuff about air fryers.. including baking which I love! 🙂
Alma Salgado says
Yummy! You can make a lot of different things on a air fryer!!! I would make a lot of stuff but fries and muffins would be my favorite thing to make in there
Richard Hicks says
I would first try using it to make fries.
Cheryl Rahkonen says
I had read somewhere that you could cook bacon in an air fryer. I would love to try that. I also would cook chicken in the air fryer.
Corey Olomon says
Terry Cross says
I’d make chicken tenders and fries. I’ve heard they are really great for reheating leftovers too.
Lisa Walker says
I would make homemade french fries!
lisa king says
i think i would try making chicken first
Megan Wilson says
So many things I’d love to make with an air fryer! Including french fries and onion rings!
I also want to try airfrying Brussels sprouts
Audrey Stewart says
I love this shrimp recipe. Shrimp is a favorite food of mine. I also want to try some fries.
Kathy Pease says
I would make fried chicken
Buddy Garrett says
I would make chicken tenders.
Susan Christy says
Ooooh – I’d make my favorite food, Chicken Wings!
Laurie Emerson says
This recipe looks like something I could make and I love shrimp. I would make this first.
Fern Wilson says
Absolutely delicious. This recipe is a “keeper”.