Air Fryer Crab Legs

Air Fryer Crab Legs

Perfect for weeknight dinners and weekend cookouts, this recipe for Air Fryer Crab Legs is straightforward but elegant. This delicious seafood air fryer recipe only requires a few ingredients and can be prepared in under 15 minutes!




Recipe by :Marlynn Schotland

  1. 1 Pound crab legs
  2. 1 Tablespoon olive oil ·
  3.  2 Tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  4. 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley ·
  5. Tablespoon minced garlic cloves
  6. ½ Tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  7. 1 Tablespoon lemon Juice


  1. Pat the crab legs dry with a paper towel, then place onto a sheet of aluminum foil that is just large enough to wrap around the crab legs.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, melted butter, garlic, parsley, Old Bay seasoning, and lemon juice.
  3. Brush the mixture over all sides of the crab legs. Bring the sides of the aluminum foil up to wrap the seasoned crab legs up like a bundle. Place into your air fryer basket.
  4. Air fry at 370° for 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges and additional melted butter, if desired.


Tips for buying crab legs: Most stores sell crab legs without the full crab, so look for just crab legs for this recipe. Dungeness crab legs and snow crab legs work well since they tend to have legs that fit into most air fryers. If you use King crab legs, you may need to add a little more cooking time since they are larger. You may also need to cut the crab legs and/or air fry them in two batches, depending on the size of your crab legs.

Safety tip: When the crab legs are done air frying, use tongs or oven mitts to carefully remove the foil packet from the air fryer. Before opening the foil packet, be sure your face is not directly over the packet when you open it, as hot steam will escape quickly


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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