Air Fryer Buffalo Shrimp

buffalo shrimp in a white bowl with cucumbers and dip.

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These air fryer buffalo shrimp are quick, easy, and healthy. This is a great weeknight dinner, last minute lunch, or an easy appetizer. In less than 15 minutes, you can have a delicious meal!


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  • 1 pound 21/25 Count Shrimp (peeled and de-veined)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Buffalo Sauce


  1. Prepare your shrimp. If it has shells on it, be sure to remove them. You also want to remove the tails and de-vein them if needed.
  2. Next, in a medium bowl, combine prepared shrimp with salt and pepper. Use your hands or a rubber spatula to gently toss them around.
  3. Place the seasoned shrimp in a single layer of the basket of your air fryer and cook at 400 degrees f for 5-6 minutes until the shrimp turn pink
  4. Use a flat spatula or tongs to pull the cooked shrimp out of the basket and place into a clean, large bowl. Toss with buffalo sauce and enjoy!


  • Be sure the shrimp are fully cleaned of shells, tails, and the waste line
  • Both frozen (thawed) and fresh shrimp will work
  • I prefer a creamy buffalo sauce so it sticks to the shrimp
  • Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice to brighten the flavors
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days

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