Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe With Coconut And Panko

Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe with Coconut and Panko

With an air fryer, you can try a lots of different air fryer shrimp recipes. Shrimp with lemon and chili or just with salt and pepper and in many other ways can be done in an air fryer.

The air fryer shrimp recipe here includes coconut and a delicious crispy coating of panko for the shrimp. It is perfect as an appetizer for main meal or you could enjoy it as a late night snack as well. 

This air fryer shrimp recipe along with all the ingredients and the process is given below.

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Preparation time

Cook time

Total time

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

Ingredients Necessary for Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

Given below are the ingredients that you will need to prepare this tasty coconut shrimp. Some ingredients may vary according to taste.

Required Ingredients

Quantity of the Ingredients

All-purpose Flour

½ cup or about 21/8 oz


2 large

Unsweetened Flake Coconut

2/3 cup

Panko (as breadcrumbs)

1/3 cup

Medium peeled, deveined raw shrimp with tail on

12 ounces (about 24 shrimps)

Kosher Salt

½ teaspoon


¼ cup


11/2 teaspoon

Lime Juice

¼ cup

Chili (thinly sliced)


Cooking Spray

As per requirement

Chopped Fresh Cilantro (Optional)

2 teaspoons

Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

Instructions to make Air Fried Coconut Shrimp

To make this air fryer shrimp recipe the below steps need to be followed:

Step 1:

Take a shallow bowl, combine flour and pepper and stir together. In another shallow bowl, lightly beat the eggs in it. Stir together the coconut and panko breadcrumbs in a third shallow bowl.

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Air Fried Coconut Shrimp

Step 2:

Now holding each shrimp by its tail dip it in the flour mixture but make sure not to coat the tail. Then shake off excess mixture. On next dredge it in egg, again allowing any excess to drip off. 

Finally dip in the coconut mixture, pressing to adhere fully. Then spray the shrimps all over with cooking spray.

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Step 3:

Place half of the shrimps in the basket of the air fryer and set the temperature at 400 degrees F. Cook it for 6 to 8 minutes until they are golden brown and turning each shrimp over on halfway through the cooking time. 

Season the shrimps with ¼ teaspoon of salt. And after the cooking of this batch, repeat the same process with the remaining shrimp with salt.

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimps

Step 4:

Whisk lime juice, honey and chili together in a small bowl while the shrimps are cooking. After the cooking is completed, take the shrimps out and place them in a bowl.

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Step 5:

Then, sprinkle the shrimps with chopped fresh cilantro (if desired). Finally serve the delicious coconut shrimps while they are warm with the honey-lime sauce.

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Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe Notes

  • Cook times may vary slightly depending on different brands of air fryers. So, it is always recommendable to slightly adjust the cooking time according to the preference of taste.
  • To have a better crust adhesion, you need to use finely and freshly shredded coconut. If you can not get finely shredded coconut then you can pulse the coconut in the food processor or give a quick chop to it until it is more finely ground.
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Nutrition Facts

Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

Serving Per Recipe: 4 People (6 shrimps, 2 tablespoons sauce per person)

Amount Per Serving, Calories: 250

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 250

Fat: 9 g

Saturated Fat: 7 g

Unsaturated Fat: 1 g

Protein: 15 g

Carbohydrate: 30 g

Sugars: 18

Added Sugars: 17 g

Fiber: 2 g

Sodium: 527 mg

Potassium: 3% DV

Calcium: 6% DV

This perfectly crispy coconut shrimps can make a popular dish at your home. It is an easy yet tasty version of shrimps that can come under 30 minutes and satisfy your taste bud. 

I hope you will try this air fryer recipe to make the most out of your air fryer.