Air-Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Enjoy a restaurant-quality shrimp feast from the comfort of your home with this easy air-fryer recipe.

Cook Time:
4 mins
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
24 mins
24 to 28 shrimp


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 ½ cup flaked coconut

  • ½ cup Asian sweet chili sauce

  • ½ cup green onions, sliced (optional)


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Chill until needed.

  2. Coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer at 400°F. Place cornstarch in a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish whisk together egg whites and the water. Place coconut in a third shallow dish. Dip shrimp into cornstarch and egg white mixture, then into coconut, turning to coat.

  3. Working in batches, arrange shrimp in prepared basket. Cook 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and coconut is toasted. Garnish with green onions, if desired. Serve with Asian chili sauce.

    Coconut Shrimp on white plate with chives
    Jason Donnelly

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
16g Fat
45g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 485mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 23g
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 446mg 9%
Folate, total 4.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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