Perfectly cooked shrimp and vegetables cooked in the Air Fryer, then tossed with a nicely spicy Kung Pao sauce. This Air Fryer Kung Pao Shrimp recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and it’s a way better than delivery!
1poundlarge shrimpdefrosted, shells and tails removed
1red bell peppercut into 1-inch pieces
15ouncecan whole baby sweet corndrained and cut in half
8ouncecan sliced water chestnuts
1tablespoonlight tasting oil of your choice
2 ½tablespoonslow-sodium soy sauce
1tablespooncornstarch mixed with 4 tablespoons water
1teaspoontoasted sesame oil
1teaspoonchili garlic paste
½teaspoongarlic powder or 2 cloves minced fresh garlic
¼cupdry roasted peanuts
Prepare shrimp and veggies, place in a large bowl, and toss together with 1 tablespoon oil.
Preheat the air fryer 400° F.
Place the shrimp and veggies in the air fryer basket, and cook 8 minutes at 400° F, shaking the basket half way through cooking. If you have a smaller air fryer, the shrimp and veggies may need to be cooked in 2 batches to avoid overcrowding the basket.
While the shrimp & veggies cook, prepare the sauce:
Place the sauce ingredients (soy sauce, cornstarch mixture, sesame oil, chili garlic paste, garlic, and ginger) in a small saucepan, and cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat until mixture thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
In a separate bowl, pour the sauce over the cooked veggies & shrimp, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve over rice.