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5 from 8 votes

Air Fryer Scallops with Lemon Butter

Air fryer scallops with lemon butter are such a succulent dish that is always a crowd pleaser. They're so easy to make and the clean up is a breeze!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Fish, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 81kcal



  • 400 grams scallops
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)

Lemon Butter Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


Scallop Instructions

  • Rinse and dry the scallops and sprinkle both sides with a little salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the scallops to the tray of your air fryer and cook at 400F for 8-10 minutes.

Lemon Butter Sauce

  • While the scallops are cooking you can make the lemon butter sauce by placing the butter in a microwave safe dish and heating in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Then stir in the lemon juice and thyme.
  • Once the scallops are done cooking, drizzle the lemon butter sauce over the scallops and enjoy.


  1. Depending on the size of the scallops you use you may have to adjust the cooking time.
  2. If food tends to stick to your air fryer, give it a spray with cooking oil before placing the scallops in it. 
  3. Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used. 


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg