We Cooked Kirkland’s Panko Shrimp in an Air Fryer! (Another Costco Win!)

We bought the Kirkland Breaded Panko Shrimp from Costco and cooked them up in our air fryer!  The panko shrimp was better than what you would get at most restaurants but we had some mixed opinions on the meal.

We are split at my house on the amount of panko breading.  I thought the breading was a bit excessive and overwhelmed the shrimp but everyone else said that they were perfect.

Keep scrolling and I’ll show you everything you need to decide if the Kirkland Panko Shrimp are right for you.

Box of Frozen Kirkland Panko Shrimp

Heating Instructions

Costco provides cooking instructions for three types of ovens (Conventional, Convection, Commercial Convection).  The preferred method is in a Conventional Oven as follows:

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Arrange the frozen shrimp on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for 10 minutes on the middle rack.
  • Flip the shrimp and bake for another 8 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 2 minutes.
  • Place the cooked shrimp on paper towels for 1 minute.
  • Remove the paper towels and serve.

The shrimp should be cooked from frozen.

Panko Shrimp Heating Instructions

I didn’t feel like heating up the big oven so I cooked these in our Ninja Foodie Air Fryer using the “Bake” function.

The settings I used were:

  • Temperature: 410F
  • Time: 18 minutes

The shrimp came out perfectly browned and crispy!

Ready to Eat Platter of Panko Shrimp

Kirkland Panko Breaded Shrimp (Air Fryer)

Frozen Kirkland panko breaded shrimp from Costco are cooked in an air fryer and served with a sweet Thai chili sauce.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 315 kcal


  • 1 Ninja Foodi Air Fryer


  • 15 Kirkland Panko Breaded Shrimp frozen
  • 3 tbsp Sweet Thai Chili Sauce Melinda's is excellent
  • 1 cup Cooked Rice Optional


  • Arrange the frozen shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Use the "Bake" function on the Ninja Foodi air fryer.
  • Set the time to 18 minutes and temperature to 410F.
  • Cook the shrimp then remove from the air fryer and place on paper towels for two minutes.
  • Serve the shrimp with the sweet chili sauce and optional cooked rice.


The shrimp are heavily breaded and would be delicious served with a wide variety of sauces.
Keyword Costco Panko Shrimp Air Fryer, Kirkland Panko Shrimp Air Fryer


The breaded shrimp had all of the right elements but was slightly off in terms of texture.

The butterflied shrimp tasted clean and slightly sweet.  The texture of the shrimp was firm and slightly overcooked but was perfectly fine.

The panko breading was delightfully browned and produced a satisfying crunch.

I served the shrimp with a Sweet Thai Chili sauce and it was a perfect combination.

Ready to Eat Platter of Panko Shrimp

The complaint I have with the product is that, for most of the shrimp, the amount of breading was excessive.  I’ve got a picture of a cross section of the breaded shrimp below so you can judge for yourself but to my eyes it looks like there is a lot more breading than there is shrimp.

For a couple of the shrimp all I could taste was the breading and, while the breading is lovely, it certainly should not overwhelm the shrimp.

Lots of Breading on the Panko Shrimp

In general I liked the taste of all of the elements of the breaded shrimp.  I am going to save the rest of the box and serve them up as appetizers the next time we have a football party.


Three of the breaded shrimp are a single serving and contain the following calories and nutritional information.

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Protein: 13g

This shrimp meal has a lot less calories, fat and cholesterol than Kirkland’s Garlic Butter Shrimp so I will give it credit as a lighter meal option.

Calories in the Panko Shrimp


The Kirkland Signature Panko Butterfly Shrimp is Item Number 1233570 and can be found in the freezer section of the warehouse alongside the other frozen seafood products.

I bought the 2.5 pound box of shrimp for $18.99 which works out to a cost of $7.60 per pound which seems reasonable.

Price of Kirkland Panko Shrimp at Costco


Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

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