Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas {Ninja Foodi Recipe}

September 16, 2019Kristy
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It’s time to make a delicious dinner with Air Fryer Shrimp fajitas, which also make for a great Ninja Foodi Recipe too!

I’ve mentioned lately that I’m really on an Air Fryer Fajita kick, basically anything I can make fajitas with…I’m going to try it!  My husband has been craving Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas, so I thought I’d give those a try.

I adapted my Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas to make this version.  I’ll admit the chicken version is still my favorite but I prefer chicken over shrimp, so that’s my personal preference.

My husband though prefers shrimp over chicken…so maybe we just need to make both!

Can you use Aluminum Foil in the Air Fryer?

Yes!  Personally I like to use foil in the air fryer; however, you can also buy different pans that will fit in your air fryer as well.  The foil allows for easy cleanup and doesn’t make such a mess with the air fryer basket.  

If you use foil, be sure to allow room around the sides so the air can still circulate.

How do you make Gluten-Free Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas?

This is a simple switch of seasoning, I prefer to use this Homemade Fajita Seasoning from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures.  

If you prefer store-bought, you can purchase gluten-free taco seasoning or gluten-free fajita seasoning.  In my opinion, the taco seasoning works just as well if you are unable to find fajita.

As far as the tortillas go, we use white corn tortillas. I like to warm these up in the skillet or the pot of my Ninja Foodi before serving.  It really makes a huge difference in the taste and texture of the tortilla.

What type of shrimp should you use for Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas?

I suggest medium or large shrimp, personally I prefer tail-off shrimp but you really can use either.  It’s going to be up to you as far as which you prefer.

For me, it’s an extra step and I just want to scoop up the fajita meat and eat.  My husband and son though love tail-on shrimp, so it’s your choice!

The key though is to use medium or large shrimp, you’ll want that over small.

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Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas

Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Make a great dinner that is gluten-free too with Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas. These can also be made in the Ninja Foodi!


  • 1 Pound Medium Shrimp, Tail-Off
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Onion, Diced
  • 2 Tbsp of Gluten-Free Fajita or Taco Seasoning
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • White Corn Tortillas or Flour Tortillas


    1. Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray or line with foil.
    2. Add the shrimp, peppers, onion, and seasoning to the basket.
    3. Add a coat of olive oil spray.
    4. Mix it all together.
    5. Cook at 390 degrees for 12 minutes.
    6. Open the lid and spray it again and mix it together.
    7. Cook an additional 10 minutes.
    8. Serve on warm tortillas.


All air fryers heat differently, be sure to check on it halfway through the cooking time to make sure it's cooking nicely and does not overcook.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 420mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g


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  • Kelly

    October 11, 2019 at 8:55 am

    You mentioned that the size of the shrimp is key. I’m just curious… is that so they cook better? Or, is it so they’re more like restaurant style shrimp? Or something else? I like small, bite-size shrimp over big ones, but if it’s going to really affect how the recipe works, I don’t want to get the wrong thing. Thanks!

    1. Kristy

      October 11, 2019 at 10:28 am

      They just seem to shrink down some in size, so you don’t want to do extra small…in my opinion. I think small is fine but I’ve used some before that are too small and they just sort of turn to mush.

  • Melinda S

    January 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Hi! Can I do frozen shrimp for this recipe? Thank you!

    1. Kristy

      January 26, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      I would run the shrimp under cold water to get the ice off and defrost it just a bit and then cook it. It doesn’t need to be fully defrosted, just enough water to get any ice off.

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