These Keto Air Fryer Shrimp are so crispy and delicious you won’t believe they’re healthy. To top them off, I dip them in my homemade Keto Sweet Chili Sauce that’s simply tasty. This combo is so amazing is will leave you craving it weekly. The shrimp is Whole30, Keto and Paleo while the sauce is not considered Whole30, but Paleo and Keto.
Shrimp is something I love incorporating in my weekly menu because it’s easy and quick to whip up. It’s also very versatile and can be grilled, broiled or fried. My all time favorite way to make shrimp though is in the air fryer. For this recipe, I toss in a almond flour coating and fry in the air fryer. They take only 8 minutes to make and they turn out so crispy and tender.
These Keto Air Fryer Shrimp can serve as the perfect party appetizer or a scrumptious family dinner. You can mix up the flavor combo by dipping in my homemade Sweet Chili Sauce, ranch dressing or even a clean cocktail.
Tips for these Keto Air Fryer Shrimp
- Flipping the shrimp halfway through cooking is very important. This will insure that this cooks the shrimp evenly and gets crispy on each side.
- Spray the shrimp with cooking spray before cooking and again when you remove the basket at the halfway mark. This will give the shrimp a nice crispy finish.
- I usually use a 2 step process for coating my shrimp. However, if you want a thicker coating, feel free to double dip the shrimp. Meaning, dip the shrimp in the egg then the flour mixture and repeat the process.
In conclusion, if you are looking for the perfect crispy shrimp recipe that won’t wreck your diet, be sure to give this recipe a try. This will for sure become a family favorite recipe!Print
- 1.5 lbs uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 1/3 cups almond flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp parsley
- 1 large egg, beaten
Air Fryer Shrimp
- Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, add the almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, parsley, and salt/pepper and mix together.
- In a small bowl, add the beaten egg.
- Dip each shrimp in the egg then the flour mixture. Place on a plate until all shrimp are completely coated.
- Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and add the shrimp in to where they are not touching (You may have to cook in 2 batches).
- Spray the top of the shrimp with cooking spray and set the air fryer to 380F and cook for 9-10 minutes making sure to flip the shrimp halfway through. Once flipped, spray the shrimp with another round of cooking spray.
Sweet Chili Sauce
- In a small sauce pan, add all of the sauce ingredients except the xanthan gum.
- Heat over medium/high heat and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and add in the xanthan gum and stir until combined.
- Add to a jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- I usually use a 2 step process for coating my shrimp. However, if you want a thicker coating, feel free to double dip the shrimp. Dip the shrimp in the egg then the flour mixture and repeat the process.
- Nutrition is calculated without the sauce. It is for the shrimp ONLY.
- Category: Appetizer/Sauce/Entree
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: Keto/Paleo
- Calories: 290
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 395
- Fat: 6
- Carbohydrates: 6
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 31
- Cholesterol: 219
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