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Overhead shot of air fryer lemon pepper shrimp on a white plate with lemon wedges and fresh parsley.
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3.94 from 31 votes

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp is made with just a handful of ingredients and done in just ten minutes! This easy air fryer recipe is the perfect recipe for busy weeknights, or when you're in need of a quick appetizer, or light lunch.
Course Appetizer, dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 72kcal


  • 24 shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 5-6 lemon wedges


  • Peel the shrimp if you haven't done so already. Set aside.
  • Prepare the air fryer basket with a little bit of olive oil spray or nonstick cooking spray.
  • Lightly coat the shrimp with lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Place shrimp in a single layer in the prepared air fryer basket.
  • Cook on 390 degrees F for 9-10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the crispy shrimp from the air fryer basket and drizzle lemon juice, melted butter, and top with a zest of lemon and fresh parsley before serving.


For this recipe, I used the XL 21-25 jumbo shrimp. They're frozen shrimp, so I thaw them out before cooking. Depending on when I am eating, I will thaw the shrimp in the fridge the night before I am making my recipe. Or you can pull them straight from the freezer and run the frozen shrimp under cold water in a strainer to allow them to thaw. It only takes a few minutes.
*All air fryers cook at a different rate with different wattages. This recipe was originally made with a Cosori 5.8 basket-style air fryer and did not need to be preheated before cooking. If using a different air fryer, consider doing a test run ahead of time. You may need to add or take away a minute of cooking time for your specific air fryer.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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