Frozen Breaded Popcorn Shrimp in Air Fryer

YieldPreparation timeCook timeTotal time
2 servings 0 minutes 8 minutes 8 minutes

If you love seafood, you will appreciate these frozen breaded popcorn shrimp in the air fryer. It is hard to stop eating these breaded shrimp, plus the popcorn shrimp is so good that you don’t want to stop eating them.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of frozen popcorn shrimp
  • non-stick cooking oil spray

Equipment

Instructions

1. Remove the frozen breaded popcorn shrimp from the package. No need to thaw them.

2. Next, place them into the air fryer basket, spreading them out evenly. Don’t overcrowd the basket/rack. Then, drizzle oil over them to prevent them from sticking.

3. Cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through. As soon as they turn golden brown, they become crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. According to the air fryer you have, cooking times may vary.

4. Serve your air fryer frozen popcorn shrimp with a dipping sauce or mayonnaise, salad and enjoy!

Can you cook frozen breaded popcorn shrimp in the air fryer?

Absolutely, shrimp and any other type of seafood can be fried in the air fryer, the key is to find the right time. However, shrimp typically need less time to fry than other frozen and fresh foods.

How to cook frozen breaded popcorn shrimp?

It’s a very simple process:

  1. Take the frozen breaded popcorn shrimp out from the freezer.
  2. Put them in the air fryer basket/tray, adding nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Cook at 400°F (204°C) for 8 minutes, if you want very crispy shrimp, check once they are golden brown. Flip them halfway through cooking.
  4. Plate, serve with salad and a dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Making frozen breaded popcorn shrimp in an air fryer is so easy that it won’t make a mess in your kitchen, nor will you waste a lot of oil. Another tip is to store leftover popcorn shrimp in an air-tight bag or container to keep them crunchy.

How long to cook frozen breaded popcorn shrimp in the air fryer?

It depends on what temperature you set and how powerful your air fryer is. For example, at 400ºF (204ºC) it may take 8 minutes or 10 minutes at 350ºF (177ºC). See the chart below for more details.

Where to buy frozen breaded popcorn shrimp?

You can find them at Walmart, Giant, Target, Schwan’s, BJ’s, Kroger, Acme, Sam’s club, Hy-Vee, Safeway, among other grocery stores. Moreover, they have these brands of popcorn shrimp in those supermarkets, so pick the one you like best. Let me give you a list:

  • Gorton’s, crunchy breaded popcorn shrimp.
  • Seapak, oven crispy popcorn shrimp.
  • Kroger, popcorn shrimp.

Cooking chart

ModelCooking timeTemperature
Ninja Foodi5 minutesPreheat
400ºF (204ºC)
Ninja foodi XL Pro air fryer ovenfrozen
15 minutes
frozen
400ºF (204ºC)
Philips Airfryer XXL (HD9630)5 minutes
6-8 minutes
390ºF (199ºC)
400ºF (204ºC)
Philips Airfryer XXLfrozen
10 minutes
frozen
350ºF (177ºC)
Nuwave Brio 14Q6 minutesPreheat
390ºF (199ºC)
Nuwave Brio XL8 minutesPreheat
375ºF (190ºC)
Nuwave Brio, digitalfrozen
10 minutes
frozen
Preheat
350ºF (177ºC)
Gourmia2-3 minutesPreheat
350ºF (177ºC)
Gowise USA4 minutes350ºF (177ºC)
Gowise USA GW22639 3.7 qtfrozen
15 minutes
frozen
330ºF (165ºC)
Deluxe Pampered Chef8 minutesset bake
Power XL12 minutesPreheat
320ºF (160ºC)
Power XLfrozen
8 minutes
frozen
340ºF (171ºC)
Power XLfrozen jumbo
12 minutes
390ºF (199ºC)
Kalorik7-8 minutes380ºF (193ºC)
Zenchef AF1010 minutes
20 minutes
350ºF (177ºC)
320ºF (160ºC)
Chefman6-8 minutesPreheat
390ºF (199ºC)
Cuisinart10 minutes385ºF (196ºC)
Cosori8 minutesPreheat
350ºF (177ºC)
Cosori 5.8 qtfrozen
15 minutes
frozen
Preheat
370ºF (188ºC)
Emeril Lagasse 5.3 quart6 minutes370ºF (188ºC)
Kmart AF701 (*prawns)15-20 minutes320ºF (160ºC)
Models, times and temps for frozen breaded popcorn shrimp in air fryer.

Frozen Breaded Popcorn Shrimp in Air Fryer

If you love seafood, you will appreciate these frozen breaded popcorn shrimp in the air fryer. It is hard to stop eating these breaded shrimp, plus the popcorn shrimp is so good that you don't want to stop eating them.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried, air fryer, frozen food, shrimp
Servings: 2
Calories: 230kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of frozen popcorn shrimp
  • non-stick cooking oil spray

Instructions

  • Remove the frozen breaded popcorn shrimp from the package. No need to thaw them.
  • Next, place them into the air fryer basket, spreading them out evenly. Don't overcrowd the basket/rack. Then, drizzle oil over them to prevent them from sticking.
  • Cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through. As soon as they turn golden brown, they become crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. According to the air fryer you have, cooking times may vary.
  • Serve your air fryer frozen popcorn shrimp with a dipping sauce or mayonnaise, salad and enjoy!

Notes

Calories were estimated using an online nutrition calculator. As a rough guide, it is not intended to replace the advice of a professional dietitian. The exact values can vary depending on the exact ingredients used.

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