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Frozen Popcorn Shrimp in Air Fryer

Air Fryer Frozen Popcorn Shrimp is the best poppable appetizer! The air fryer makes frozen popcorn shrimp extra crispy, and fast.
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer frozen shrimp, air fryer shrimp, Frozen Popcorn Shrimp in Air Fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 96kcal
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Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Frozen popcorn shrimp 1 typical box

Instructions

  • Remove the frozen popcorn shrimp from its outer packaging. Do not thaw.
  • Add the frozen popcorn shrimp to the air fryer basket being sure not to overcrowd. Cook in multiple batches if necessary.
  • Air fry the popcorn shrimp at 400F for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until golden and crispy.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
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Notes

  • Please refer to your shrimp packaging for accurate nutrition values. Each brand will be different. 
  • In larger air fryers, you should be able to cook the whole pound of shrimp, if they don't all fit comfortably, cook the shrimp in two batches. 
  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
  • Pro Tip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes air frying is a trial and error process. Check your food as it cooks to learn your air fryer better! When cooking a new recipe or food items be sure to check your food often to help avoid over/undercooking.
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Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 299mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.