Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Crispity, crunchity Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp was such an easy dinner recipe to make!

And was a little out of the ordinary which was a nice change.

We dipped our shrimp in sweet chili sauce, but you could also dip in ranch.

That always seems like a hit with the kids.

Seriously all you need are panko bread crumbs, sweetened coconut flakes, an egg and a pound of shrimp.

I even managed to whip this up in minutes while getting my son ready for football.

ingredients for shrimp

How to Make Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Pat a pound of shrimp dry, and make sure they are peeled and deveined.

Crack an egg in one bowl and beat it with a fork.

Then combine a half cup each of the panko and coconut flakes in another bowl.

Boom…you have your breading station all set up next to the air fryer 🙂

breading station for air fryer

Dip each shrimp into the egg and then into the breading.

Press the breading into the shrimp slightly so it sticks, and then put them in the air fryer basket.

Next spray the tops with olive oil cooking spray to help create that gorgeous, golden brown crisp.

breaded shrimp before cooking

Set it to 390 degrees and let the air fryer do the rest of the work from here 🙂

cooked shrimp in air fryer basket

Just look at that crispy coating, SO good!

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Serve Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp right away with sweet chili sauce for dipping 🙂

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

This was our dinner, but these could easily be served as an appetizer or game day snack!

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp


Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp is so easy to make with shrimp breaded in panko and coconut flakes and cooked to crispy perfection in the air fryer

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Recipes, Coconut, Easy, Healthy, Healthy Recipes, Recipe, Seafood, Shrimp, Sweet Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 190 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • olive oil cooking spray (I used Pam)
  • 4 oz sweet chili sauce


  1. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Crack the egg in a bowl and beat with a fork.

  2. Put the panko and coconut flakes in another bowl and mix until combined.

  3. Dip each shrimp into the egg and then into the panko coconut breading, press the breading slightly so it sticks to the shrimp.

  4. Place the shrimp in the air fryer basket and spray the top with olive oil cooking spray. Set the air fryer to 390 degrees for 15 minutes.

  5. Serve the shrimp with the sweet chili sauce for dipping.

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