Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Contributor: Jamie Silva

Who knew you could make coconut shrimp in the air fryer? Your family and friends won’t believe it. Go team!

  • Author: Jamie Silva
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer


  • ½ cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Spray the basket with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, stir together coconut flakes, panko, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper. In another bowl, whisk the egg. Set aside. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel. Dredge each shrimp first in egg then in the bread crumb mixture until completely coated. Place them in the air fryer.
  3. Transfer shrimp to air fryer without overcrowding. Cook for about 5 minutes until cooked through and golden brown. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  4. Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!