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Air Fryer BBQ Shrimp

I have been using my air fryer as much as I can. It’s so convenient, cooks dinner quickly and it is fairly easy to clean after dinner. Since the weather has been chilly, we have been doing most of the cooking inside. I do miss grilling shrimp outside, so I decided to barbecue some shrimp right in my air fryer. It worked out well, I use minimal ingredients and I get perfect shrimp every time!

These shrimp can be served as a main course over rice or with a side dish of roasted potatoes and vegetables for a complete meal. But they also are perfect as an appetizer or finger food to serve on game day. I love eating food with my fingers, even if they will get a little messy with barbecue sauce. That is what napkins were made for!


  • 16 ounces large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue seasoning
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce


  • Make sure shrimp are cleaned and deveined. Remove tails if desired. Pat dry on a paper towel.
  • In a medium bowl, mix shrimp well with oil an seasoning. Let sit for 5 minutes. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Arrange shrimp in a single layer on air fryer rack or basket. Cook for 8 minutes or until shrimp are pink and cooked through. No need to turn.
  • Carefully remove teh rack with shrimp and brush them with barbecue sauce. Put back in the air fryer and cook for 1 more minute. Remove, plate and enjoy!


Large shrimp (21-30 per pound) are a good size to use in this recipe. 

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