Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp

This Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp is such a fast dinner recipe! 10 minutes is all you need to get this delicious shrimp on the table!

It doesn’t get easier than this shrimp recipe my friends! For some other easy shrimp recipes try this Garlic Butter Shrimp or our Crispy Baked Shrimp Scampi!

Lemon Pepper Shrimp made in an air fryer on a black plate

Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

Even though this is an air fryer recipe, you can still make it in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. Both cooking methods are just about equal, except cooking this shrimp recipe in an air fryer does make for juicier shrimp.

It’s just something about that convection heat that cooks the shrimp quickly and holds in all the juices. But like I said, both cooking instructions are in the recipe card below.

This shrimp is perfectly seasoned with a lemon pepper seasoning blend along with fresh lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper. That’s all, nothing too fancy, just delicious, perfectly cooked shrimp that’s done in about 8 minutes!

Shrimp in a bowl with lemon pepper seasoning and fresh lemons

What Kind Of Shrimp Should I Buy For This Recipe?

I’m not going to get into that whole farm raised versus wild caught thing here, buy what you can afford and what looks good at your grocery store. If you can, grab medium sized shrimp that’s already peeled and deveined to save you the trouble of doing it at home.

Often, we find this shrimp in the frozen section – and no there’s nothing wrong with frozen shrimp or any seafood for that matter! Sometimes frozen is even fresher since it’s frozen right at the docks.

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp on a black serving plate with lemon slices

Can You Make This Shrimp Recipe Ahead Of Time?

You can, but it’s best and perfectly cooked right when you make it! And since this recipe is done in literally 10 minutes, it’s not very hard to do it right before dinner. Leftover shrimp can be reheated for just a few seconds in the microwave or eaten cold with a dipping sauce like our Awesome Sauce or this Mango BBQ Sauce.

Shrimp with lemon pepper seasonings on a plate

What Kind Of Side Dish Can I Serve With This Shrimp?

Pretty much anything goes, but we have some favorites to tell you about. Looking for more? Head over to our RECIPES menu and go to SIDE DISHES for tons of side dish options!

Shrimp on a black plate with a serving spoon

Like we mentioned before, if you don’t have an air fryer you can still make this delicious shrimp! Just follow the oven instructions in the recipe card and dinner will still be ready in 15 minutes!

Lemon pepper seasoning not your thing? Grab some Old Bay instead, fresh herbs works great too. You can season these shrimp up with whatever flavors you like! Spice it up with cayenne or even go Asian with ginger and soy sauce. There are really endless flavor possibilities once you get this air fryer cooking method perfected!

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp made in an air fryer on a black plate

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This Air Fryer Shrimp recipe is cooked and on the table in just 10 minutes! Serve with french fries or rice on the side for dinner or with a dipping sauce for appetizers!



  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Place the shrimp in a bowl and add the lemon juice, olive oil, lemon pepper seasoning, salt, paprika and garlic powder. Toss the shrimp to coat in all the seasonings.
  2. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. Spray the basket or racks of your air fryer with cooking spray and add the shrimp in a single layer. If your air fryer isn’t big enough to cook the shrimp in a single layer, just cook the shrimp in two batches.
  3. Cook the shrimp for 8 minutes, remove from the air fryer and serve.

Recipe Notes

Oven Instructions: Place the shrimp on a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Cook in a preheated, 400 degree oven for 4 minutes and then turn the shrimp over and cook another 4 minutes on the other side.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


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