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buffalo shrimp on a bed of lettuce with a bowl of buffalo sauce

Easy Buffalo Shrimp Recipe

This Easy Buffalo Shrimp Recipe can be served baked, seared, or fried. You won't miss the appetizer from Hooters, once you have a dose of this!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo shrimp, buffalo shrimp recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 241kcal


Breaded Shrimp

Pan Seared Shrimp


Breaded Air Fryer Shrimp

  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil.
  • Place the flour, egg, and panko bread crumbs in three separate bowls. Add the paprika, salt, and pepper to taste to the bowl with the flour.
  • Create a cooking station. Dip the shrimp in the flour, then the egg, and the panko bread crumbs last.
  • Add the shrimp to the Air Fryer basket. Spray the shrimp with cooking oil. Cook for 6 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Open the basket and flip the shrimp to the other side. If you like your buffalo shrimp saucy, cook for an additional 2 minutes without adding the buffalo sauce (add it after the shrimp have cooked). If you prefer to have the flavor of the buffalo sauce baked into the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the basket, toss it in the buffalo sauce and air fry for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Ensure the shrimp has crisped to your liking and adjust cook time if necessary.

Breaded Baked Buffalo Shrimp

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Follow the breading instructions noted above.
  • Place the breaded shrimp on a sheet pan. Spray the shrimp with cooking oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes until crisp.

Pan Seared Shrimp

  • Season the shrimp with the paprika, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Place a skillet on medium-high heat and add the olive oil and shrimp.
  • Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side until it is no longer pink.
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan and drizzle in buffalo sauce.


  • The macros noted above are for breaded shrimp. For pan-seared/low carb: Cals:144 Fat: 7G Protein: 17G Net Carbs: 2G
  • Every air fryer cooks at different speeds. Monitor your dish and adjust the cook time as necessary.
  • When breading the shrimp, your hands will get sticky, keep a moist towel nearby.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g