Crunchy Tortilla Shrimp

Crunchy Tortilla Shrimp are fun for a tapas night or happy hour! Jumbo shrimp breaded in crushed tortilla chips and baked until crispy!

These Tortilla Crusted Taco Shrimp go perfectly with a glass of wine!

A Crispy, Baked Shrimp Recipe

While I’ll never turn down a delicious fried shrimp or really anything fried…sometimes it’s nice to have a healthier recipe in your back pocket like this Crunchy Tortilla Shrimp.

This oven baked shrimp is coated in flavorful tortilla chips instead of plain breadcrumbs and seasoned with taco seasoning to really kick up that Tex-Mex flavor!

We like serving this baked shrimp in little cups filled with Homemade Guacamole for parties, or you can serve them for dinner in a larger portion.

For dinner you could serve this shrimp with Spanish Rice on the side or Crispy Shoestring French Fries! A really easy baked shrimp recipe that everyone is sure to love.

How To Make Tortilla Shrimp

Start of by seasoning the shrimp with salt and taco seasoning. Season the shrimp generously on all sides so that they have lots of flavor.

We’re using plain tortilla chips but the options here are pretty open. Try a spicy tortilla chip, a cheese tortilla chip and even lime flavored tortilla chips.

Crush the tortilla chips in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or pulse them in a food processor until you have a fine crumb.

Tortilla Crusted Taco Shrimp seasoning

After you season the shrimp, dip them in flour, then beaten eggs and then roll them around in the crushed tortilla chips to coat. You want to press the tortilla chips onto the shrimp to make sure you get a nice solid coating.

Tortilla Crusted Taco Shrimp breaded on pan

Place the shrimp on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, turning once over in between the cooking time to make sure you’re getting the shrimp nice and crispy on both sides.

As we mentioned before, you can serve this baked shrimp in small cups with guacamole for parties, or in a larger portion for dinner.

Because this baked shrimp is so versatile, it can be enjoyed for both appetizers and for dinner!

Make these Tortilla Crusted Taco Shrimp for your next happy hour!

How To Store And Reheat Shrimp

Store leftover shrimp in a container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat these shrimps for the ultimate crunch, place them in the oven or air fryer until warm and crispy!

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Crunchy Tortilla Shrimp

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Crunchy Tortilla Shrimp are fun for a tapas night or happy hour! Jumbo shrimp breaded in crushed tortilla chips and baked until crispy!



  • 1 pound medium to large shrimp, deveined with tail left on
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • Guacamole for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Season the shrimp with the taco seasoning and the salt, tossing to coat.
  3. Place the flour in one bowl, the eggs in another bowl and the crushed tortilla chips a third bowl.
  4. Add the seasoned shrimp to the flour, tapping to get the excess flour off and then dip the shrimp in the eggs, and finally the tortilla chips. Make sure to press the chips onto the shrimp to get a nice even coating.
  5. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the shrimp on the baking sheet and spray with an oil-based cooking spray. Bake for 5 minutes, then flip the shrimp, spray again and bake for another 5 minutes on the other side.
  6. Serve the shrimp with guacamole, salsa and/or sour cream for dipping.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

This post has been brought to you by our friends at Honest Cooking Magazine, all opinions here are mine.

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