Have you ever tried lemon pepper shrimp in the air fryer? You are in for a treat because these turned out delicious. This is also one of those amazing Weight Watchers recipes you will put on your menu plan rotation!
WHY MAKE SHRIMP IN THE AIR FRYER?
There are lots of ways to make shrimp. Why make shrimp in the air fryer anyway?
The main reason for making shrimp in the air fryer is that they are crispy when you get done.
When I bake seasoned shrimp in the oven they do not really crisp up like I want them to unless they are breaded. This lemon pepper shrimp recipe doesn't have breading.
I love the way they turn out when made in the air fryer.
AIR FRYER LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS
This is a healthy recipe for anyone! If you are following the Weight Watchers plan it is AWESOME and very low point.
The recipe is for 12 ounces of shrimp and once they are cooked it never seems like very much, LOL. There are 2 Freestyle SmartPoints for the entire recipe and I decided it was really only 2 servings worth of shrimp.
Just divide the cooked shrimp in 2 and each serving is 1 Freestyle SmartPoint.
INGREDIENTS FOR LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP
This recipe has very few ingredients and most are spices!
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP
I love how easy this recipe is to make. It only takes minutes to get the shrimp ready to cook in the air fryer.
- Start off by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
- Next take a medium bowl and combine the olive oil, lemon juice and spices and stir together.
- Put the shrimp into the bowl and stir to coat the shrimp.
- Place the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for about 6-8 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and firm.
- These go great served with some lemon slices on the side!
LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP RECIPE
You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions below on the recipe card below.
Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp are healthy and delicious. This is also a great main dish Weight Watchers recipe with only 1 Freestyle SmartPoint per serving.
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Lemon juiced
- 1 tsp lemon pepper
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- 12 ounces uncooked medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 lemon sliced
Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F
Combine olive oil, lemon juice, lemon pepper, paprika, and garlic powder in a bowl.
Add shrimp and toss until coated.
Place shrimp in the air fryer and cook until pink and firm, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve with lemon slices.
For extra flavor you can pour any extra marinade over the shrimp in the air fryer before cooking. This is optional.
Divide the cooked shrimp into 2 servings and each serving is 1 Freestyle SmartPoint.
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