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crispy air fryer coconut shrimp on a plate with a sauce

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Crispy Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp makes for a restaurant quality appetizer in the comfort of your own home. Better yet? This dish is much healthier than the traditionally fried version.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer shrimp, air fryer shrimp recipe, Coconut air fryer shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 337kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 1 lb raw shrimp with tails attached
  • 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • cooking spray


  • In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, coconut flakes and panko bread crumbs. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs.
    crumbs, coconut and seasoning in a bowl
  • Pat dry shrimp and dip them into egg mixture followed by the crumbs mixture. Coat all the sides evenly.
    shrimp, eggs and crumbs in dishes
  • Spray the preheated air fryer basket with oil. Place coated shrimp in one layer inside the air fryer basket. Note: You can spray shrimp for the coating to gain even color.
    coconut shrimp in an air fryer basket
  • Air fry shrimp at 400 °F for 7 minutes, flip it over and air fry for another 4 minutes or until it's golden brown. Enjoy it with your favorite dipping sauce!
    crispy air fryer coconut shrimp on a plate with a sauce


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 368mg | Sodium: 1555mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 4mg