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I just made Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp in the Magic Chef® 10.5 Quart Air Fryer Oven and they were fantastic! Crispy popcorn shrimp without having to use a deep fryer was so great. This Air Fryer Oven is making life so easy at my house right now!
WHAT IS AN AIR FRYER OVEN?
Air fryers have gotten to be very popular in the past year or two. There are tons of options when it comes to buying an air fryer and one of those options is to get an air fryer oven.
The main difference between the two is that most basic air fryers utilize a basket to cook the food. The air fryer ovens use trays to cook the food.
What this means for me is that I can cook a lot more food in my air fryer oven then I can in a basic air fryer that uses a basket.
We have five people living in my house and I want to be able to cook the food all at once! The Magic Chef 10.5 Air Fryer Oven lets me do that exact thing!
MAGIC CHEF® 10.5 QUART DIGITAL AIR FRYER OVEN, ROTISSERIE, AND DEHYDRATOR
I am loving how easy the Magic Chef® 10.5 Quart Digital Air Fryer Oven, Rotisserie and Dehydrator is to use. Three racks for food means I can get the meal cooked in ONE session.
These food racks can also be used for dehydrating foods. Yes..I see some homemade beef jerky in my future! This air fryer oven also has the capability to be used as a rotisserie if you purchase those accessories. We all know how good rotisserie chicken is and how many things you can make with the leftovers!
There is a LED digital display with easy cooking presets for common foods. You can quickly override these presets with the time and temperature settings. There is a button to turn the inside light on if you want to keep an eye on your food while it is cooking.
Did I mention that the oven racks and removable drip tray are dishwasher safe? YES!! 😆
AIR FRYER OVEN COOKING TIPS
Once you get the hang of air frying you will be pleased with how easy it really is to do. Here are some tips to get you started if you are a newbie.
- To get really consistent results it is a good idea to flip your food halfway through cooking.
- If you are cooking a large quantity of food at one time you may need to add on a little bit of extra time so it gets done to your liking.
- When you want something extra crispy spray it with a little bit of non-stick oil spray or a mist of olive oil. This will really crisp up the food without adding a bunch of grease to the dish.
- Regular air fryer recipes will work just perfectly in the air fryer oven.
- If you are making a “fragile” food or food that has a filling you should cook it in a baking tin or an air fryer dish. Examples would be cakes, quiches, etc.
- This air fryer oven works great for reheating food. Just set the temperature to 300 degrees and check for doneness.
- Don't forget that this oven gets hot inside like a real oven. Always remove food trays, etc with oven mitts so you don't burn yourself!
- Air fryers are not designed to cook liquids! Do not try to cook or reheat soups or sauces.
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER POPCORN SHRIMP
My family loves popcorn shrimp but they always complain that they aren't very crispy when I cook them in the regular oven. I don't like using my deep fryer for 2 reasons. The first reason is the mess. The second reason is all that extra grease in the food.
I knew as soon as I got my Magic Chef Air Fryer Oven that popcorn shrimp would be better cooked in it. Guess what..I was right! Plus it didn't heat my whole kitchen up like the oven does. These air fryer popcorn shrimp were a big hit with the family!
STEP ONE: PLACE ON TRAYS
I grabbed a box of frozen popcorn shrimp out of the freezer.
I put the frozen shrimp in an even layer on the air fryer food trays. The whole box of shrimp fit on the 3 trays with a little extra room!
STEP TWO: COOK
Put the trays into the air fryer oven. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
When the oven is done cooking the shrimp is crispy and done!
I didn't spray any oil on these shrimp and they turned out great. Next time I may try adding a little bit of oil spray and see if there is a big difference.
AIR FRYER POPCORN SHRIMP RECIPE
Although there isn't much to making air fryer popcorn shrimp in the air fryer oven you can print off the recipe via the recipe card below if you like!
It is very easy to make Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp in an air fryer oven. They turn out crispy and delicious.
- 20 ounces breaded popcorn shrimp frozen
- Ketchup or Cocktail Sauce to serve, if desired
Put the frozen shrimp in an even layer on the air fryer food trays.
Put the trays into the air fryer oven. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees F and set timer for 10 minutes.
When the oven is done cooking remove the trays from the oven and the shrimp are ready to serve.
ENTER TO WIN A MAGIC CHEF 10.5 AIR FRYER OVEN
I am SO excited to be able to give a brand new Magic Chef® 10.5 Quart Digital Air Fryer Oven, Rotisserie and Dehydrator away to one of my readers! If you are at least 18 years old and live in the US you are eligible to win! Just enter below!
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If you loved this easy recipe be sure to check out these other air fryer recipes too!
- Easy Air Fryer Green Beans
- Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp
- Apple Chips with Cinnamon in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Cajun Zucchini Chips
You can buy your own Magic Chef® 10.5 Quart Digital Air Fryer Oven, Rotisserie and Dehydrator for 20% off right now with this special code: LIFEISSWEETER20
Don't forget to PIN this recipe! Comment below and let me know what you love to cook in the air fryer!
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I’ve never used an air fryer before but that popcorn shrimp recipe makes me want to try it out
I would love to have an air fryer, because I cook all my meal (with few exceptions). Since I’m using only healthy oils which aren’t inexpensive, it’s too costly to fry the traditional way. With the air fryer I can make affordable and healthy fried foods.
My brother has one of these. It is not the same brand, but looks very similar. They do produce great results, and with no need to heat it up beforehand, many of the foods would be cooked in the same time it takes a traditional oven to preheat.
Therese H says
I have a 5 quart air fryer and it definitely doesn’t work for our big family. I cook in batches and always eat last. I cook our meat, potatoes, veggies, fish in it all the time. I can’t imagine how wonderful it would be to have one this size. Wowza
Allysona Butzin says
I love to cook salmon in my small air fryer. Would love to have this one.
Mary Ginnery says
I would love to win this air fryer for my life skills classroom. I am trying to teach my special needs students to eat healthier.
LindY G Sherrod says
Would love to win this air fryer, BIG family/BIG eaters.
Jennifer Haupt says
I love to make roasted veggies in my air fryer. Green beans, Brussels Sprouts, asparagus, any veggies. Even my 5 year old will eat them. My current air fryer is a small one and takes several batches to feed my large family. I would love to have this much larger one.
Pamela thomas says
Nothing would be greater than winning this air fryer oven , I’m doing weight watchers and it has been stated they are great for fixing food of al kinds !!!!’
Crystal Brazil says
I would love to have fried food without the mess!
Denise Scroggins says
I have been thinking about getting an air fryer so it would be great if I won his one!!
Stacey J says
I would love to win this air fryer oven because it will help me to make meals healthier and I hope make cooking a bit easier too
I would love to win this we are trying to eat mor healthy and this sounds like a great appliance
Lisa Stillma says
I would love to be able to eat some of the fried foods that I was raised on without all of the grease.
Nadine Mesch says
Ive read about the air fryers and they just fascinate me! I would love to own one. the reviews on them are excellent. I love cooking, so does my husband. This would be a fantastic addition to our kitchen!
I have wanted an Air Fryer for quite a while…it will help to keep the WW points in check with good alternate recipes!
I have lost over a hundred pounds and the things that helped me the most were eating most of my meals at home and learning to cook with healthy foods and healthier cooking methods. I would LOVE to add this air fryer to my kitchen
Molly Slack says
I have never used an air fryer. I think it would be a lot healthier and help me lose weight.
This would be a dream come true to win one of these. I struggle with my weight Watchers missing fried foids😢
Diana White says
I luv my air fryer, we’ve had it a couple of yrs, the control nob is broken, I’ve had my eye on a new one with racks
Heather B says
Our family is trying to eat healthier, less fatty and oily foods. An air fryer would be perfect to help.
Cindie Fischer says
LOVE ❤️ Popcorn shrimp. Would like to make it in a healthier, more WW friendly way. You mentioned using it as a dehydrator….would like to try making beef jerky!
This small appliance would be perfect for creating healthier meals.
Linda Gilpin says
This air fryer looks fabulous
I would love to win this air fryer oven.
Elaine Benjamin says
Hi Jamie: I’ve been a committed weight watcher for over a year now and have lost 50 pounds! I’m in a maintenance mode now and I’m looking for ways to incorporate new, healthy recipes to spice things up a bit and keep me motivated. Thank you for this recipe for the air fried shrimp. Shrimp is one of my go-to zero point foods! I’ve heard about these air fryers from others in my meetings and I’d love to try it. Thank you for this offer to win one!
Corinne Schmitt says
I’ve been dying to try air frying but didn’t know if I wanted to invest in a new appliance I wasn’t sure I would love.
Bought one for my grands last year and have wanted one for myself ever since. The oven sounds so much better, since you can make a whole meal with it.
June Morton says
Would love to have an Air Fryer. Doing WW and half way through to my goal weight. What a plus that would be to this Great Grandmother.
Joyce Marrero says
Never made shrimps with an AF and gave this a try. Loved it! Not sure why I didn’t do this before.
Kevin E says
I want to win because I want to be able to fry my favorite foods without all of the excess fat and grease
Beth Schoof says
I would love to have an air fryer oven. I currently have a standard air fryer, but have recently discovered using the air fryer for baking-this air fryer oven would be a great asset in my kitchen.
I will be very happy to have one.
This would come in handy on Sunday’s. Every week the entire family comes back home on Sunday to have dinner together. With my crew a second oven would be helpful.
Michelle B says
I’ve been wanting one for quite a while but can’t let myself spend the money on myself. Seems like someone else needs something instead lol.
Jackie S. Good says
I have an empty nest since my children are adults and out on their own. Which I am proud of but it leaves me with one person to cook for since their dad and I have divorced. I am trying to cook better for myself and loose some weight to help control my blood pressure and other health issues. They mentioned to me to purchase a air fryer and it would help, but I hate to spend money and not be able to use it. I see the your recipes in Life is Sweeter by Design and I tell myself that I can make that but I never get the courage up to try it. This your gift would be a great incentive to pair with the great looking recipes to just do it and feel better overall. Thanks for the opportunity.
Donna Hoerig says
This shrimp looks amazing. My husband only likes deep fried shrimp. I don’t like all the grease with fried foods, this Air Fryer would be fabulous to have.
Margie Wilson says
Jamie, wow I love this, it would be great to feed my family and more! Awesome, I want! Ha,ha.
I borrowed an air fryer from my library and I am hooked! I cooked chicken tenders in it and they were so tasty. I can’t wait to try out another recipe in my own air fryer!
Tamra Gibson Gibson says
A couple years ago our Son in law who is a Police Sergeant and who had bn to Iraq 3 times accidentally shot my husband in the stomache. Some of his intestines and bowels were removed which causes lots of pain and nausea if he eats any greasy food. He also has high pb and cholesterol and I know this would help him tremendously.
Stephanie Chartier says
This is air fryer is looks amazing!! I had no idea they made them this large! Would love to have something big enough to cook everyone’s food at one time 😂😂