How to Make Air Fryer Honey Garlic Shrimp

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I am excited to share with you an easy, go-to air fryer recipe for my shrimp lovers- Honey Garlic Shrimp in the Air Fryer. You will love this recipe as much as I did because the honey garlic glaze perfectly coats the shrimp and creates the most scrumptious flavor. 

And if you’re new to the air fryer, be sure to check out:

How to Make Honey Garlic Shrimp in the Air Fryer

This recipe is incredibly simple, it’s a perfect healthy weeknight recipe that can be prepared and ready in less than 20 minutes. 

You will need:

  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger (fresh & optional)

Your shrimp can be fresh or thawed from frozen. When I got my shrimp, I had a hard time finding frozen uncooked shrimp that was peeled & deveined in the freezer aisle. As such, I ended up getting fresh uncooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp from the seafood department at my local grocery store. 

If you keep your honey in the fridge, make sure to allow it to warm to room temperature prior to mixing so that it softens and is a lot easier to mix. 

At the halfway point, use tongs to flip each shrimp over. You can also use some of the reserved sauce to glaze the shrimp at this point. This will coat the shrimp even more and make it taste so much better. 

About the Garlic and Ginger

If you aren’t a fan of a strong garlic taste, I recommend reducing the amount of garlic from 1 tablespoon to 2 teaspoons. 

The ginger is optional for this recipe. You will want to use fresh ginger. I don’t normally buy fresh ginger, but wanted to give it a try with this recipe. Oh my! I loved the flavor it added to the shrimp. If you are like me and don’t use ginger that often, you can still get it and then freeze the rest for later. In fact, working with frozen ginger is SO much easier than when it is fresh. Check out this fantastic guide for freezing and using ginger to learn more. 

How to Enjoy Your Air Fryer Honey Garlic Shrimp

You will love this shrimp with a rice of your choice and your favorite vegetables. A few of my favorites are 

Final Thoughts

I loved making this honey garlic shrimp in the air fryer because it was simple, flavorful, and (mostly) everyone liked it. And that is saying a lot because my kids aren’t huge shrimp fans! My favorite part was how thick the sauce was – almost like a glaze because of the honey.  Furthermore, this delicious sauce/glaze would also do well over other meats.  Let me know if you tried this honey garlic sauce on shrimp or another meat! I can’t wait to hear how it goes! 

Honey garlic shrimp in the air fryer is simple, flavorful, and a great weeknight recipe

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My favorite part of this air fryer honey garlic shrimp is how thick the sauce is- almost like a glaze because of the honey.

How to Make Air Fryer Honey Garlic Shrimp

This air fryer honey garlic shrimp will quickly become your next go-to dinner because it is so easy to make in the air fryer and is simply divine.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4



  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp peeled & deveined (fresh or thawed)
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger fresh & optional


  • Mix all sauce ingredients together, reserving half for glazing the shrimp after cooking.
  • Coat shrimp with sauce in a Ziploc bag or in a large bowl.
  • Preheat air fryer, then cook shrimp for 6 min at 370˚F/188˚C, stirring halfway through cooking.
  • Pour reserved sauce over shrimp servings once plated.

Recipe Notes

If you aren’t a fan of a strong garlic taste, I recommend reducing the amount of garlic from 1 tablespoon to 2 teaspoons. 


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1693mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g

Recipe Adapted From: Sally's Baking Addiction

Ingredients: Garlic, Ginger, Honey, Shrimp
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Popular, #StayHome, Fall, Father's Day, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Winter
Categories: Seafood, Air Fryer

Comments & Reviews

  • This looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it. My only question is , the size of the shrimp. I know you suggested jumbo/20 per lb.) for the coconut shrimp. That sounds good to me, but comparing pictures of the two recipes, the shrimp with the honey look smaller. Any recommendations? Loving your recipes and ideas! Thanks.🌈🌈🌈

    • Hi Trish! Sorry about that! These are more of the medium to large sized shrimp. You could do any size you want really, then just adjust the cooking time accordingly. Hope that helps!

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