Air fryer shrimp skewers are so good! Lightly seasoned and tossed in the air fryer for a quick and easy snack, salad topper, or easy appetizer. If you’re looking for a quick dish, this is it!
I love making shrimp in the air fryer. Some of my favorites are bacon wrapped shrimp, shrimp tacos, and garlic butter shrimp. If I’m in a pinch and want breaded, I’ll also make these frozen popcorn shrimp in the air fryer.
If you’re looking for more ways to make shrimp, check out this Instant Pot Shrimp recipe.
I love this air fryer shrimp recipe because you can make changes to it easily. Add a little melted butter for serving and you’ll be in heaven!
There are so many options for this easy recipe when it comes to making shrimp in the air fryer. Using wooden skewers in one of my favorites!
What you need on hand:
- Air Fryer
- Wooden Skewers (or metal skewers that are oven safe)
- large shrimp
- lime juice (or lemon juice)
- zest of lime
- ground black pepper
How to Make Shrimp Skewers in the Air Fryer:
Start by soaking the wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes. Prepare the basket with olive oil if needed.
Rinse the shrimp and pat them dry with a paper towel.
In a large bowl, combine shrimp with salt and pepper.
Add the shrimp to the wooden skewer by piercing through the body and the tail.
Place the shrimp kabobs in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
Air fry the shrimp at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-9 minutes cooking time, or until cooked through.
Carefully remove the shrimp skewers from the air fryer and serve. Top with fresh squeezed lime juice and lime zest if desired.
Can I marinate shrimp before placing them on the skewers?
YES! If you want to add flavor to these shrimp, marinate them in your favorite seasonings and sauce. Marinated shrimp are tasty and only take a few extra ingredients.
Can I use Jumbo Shrimp for this recipe?
Yes! I used large shrimp for this recipe, but if you’re using jumbo shrimp you may need to add additional cooking time.
Can I add vegetables?
You can also add vegetables to these shrimp kebabs if desired. I love to add cut bell peppers, red onions, and even pineapple chunks for extra flavoring.
How do I serve shrimp skewers?
I love to serve this low carb recipe with flavored olive oil over a salad, but I will also add bbq sauce, old bay seasoning, and other ingredients to enhance these juicy shrimp.
I hope you love this easy air fryer shrimp recipe. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight and is done in just minutes.
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Air Fryer Shrimp Skewers
- 1 Air Fryer
- 20 large shrimp fresh
- Start by soaking the wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes. Prepare the basket with olive oil if needed.
- Rinse the shrimp and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- In a large bowl, combine shrimp with salt and pepper.
- Add the shrimp to the wooden skewer by piercing through the body and the tail.
- Place the shrimp kabobs in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry the shrimp at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-9 minutes cooking time, or until cooked through.
- Carefully remove the shrimp skewers from the air fryer, top with lime juice and lime zest if desired and serve.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.