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Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

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This Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is a quick and easy recipe that only has a handful of simple ingredients.

Jumbo Shrimp is coated in a crispy breading and is then topped with a homemade bang bang sauce.

The whole family will enjoy this delicious air fryer shrimp recipe as a appetizer or a weeknight main dish.

What is Bang Bang Shrimp?

Bang Bang Shrimp is a popular appetizer. This delicious famous shrimp appetizer became well known from the popular Bonefish Grill Bang Bang shrimp.

This crispy shrimp recipe is tossed in a delicious sauce that is creamy and spicy.

Bang Bang Shrimp Ingredients

The ingredients for this air fryer shrimp recipe can easily be found at your local grocery store.

(Note: The full list of ingredients and detailed instructions are available in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

Bang Bang Sauce Ingredients:

Air Fryer Shrimp Ingredients:

  • Fresh raw shrimp
  • Cornstarch
  • Buttermilk
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Seasonings
  • Cooking oil spray (for spraying in air fryer)
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)

How to Make Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, sriracha, rice vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.

 

2. In a shallow bowl, add buttermilk and set aside. Place cornstarch in a shallow dish and add seasoning salt. In a third bowl, add panko crumbs.

3. Season shrimp. Coat shrimp in cornstarch first, then buttermilk and finally, in the panko crumbs.

4. Place shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook at 400°F for 5 minutes. Flip shrimp over and cook another 5 minutes.

5. Remove from the air fryer and drizzle bang bang sauce over shrimp. Enjoy!

How long to cook shrimp in the Air Fryer

The cook time for shrimp depends on the size of shrimp you are using. For this recipe the shrimp will be golden brown around the 9 to 10 minute timeframe.

The smaller the shrimp the shorter the time and the larger the shrimp the longer the time.

How to store and reheat

The bang bang shrimp leftovers can be stored up to three days in your refrigerator. To reheat your leftovers, heat them at 325 for about 3-4 minutes in your air fryer.

For a quick reheat you can put them in the microwave but please know that they won’t be as crispy as before.

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

This Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is a quick and easy recipe that only has a handful of simple ingredients.
Jumbo Shrimp is coated in a crispy breading and is then topped with a homemade bang bang sauce.
The whole family will enjoy this delicious air fryer shrimp recipe as a appetizer or a weeknight main dish.
5 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 2279 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅛ to ¼ cup sriracha sauce depending on your heat preference. I used ¼ cup for a really spicy kick
  • 2 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoning blend
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoning salt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • parsley optional for garnish
  • Cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, sriracha, rice vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • In a shallow bowl, add buttermilk and set aside. Place cornstarch in a shallow dish and add seasoning salt. In a third bowl, add panko crumbs.
  • Season shrimp with garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoning blend. Coat shrimp in cornstarch first, then buttermilk and finally, in the panko crumbs.
  • Place shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook at 400°F for 5 minutes. Flip shrimp over and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer and drizzle bang bang sauce over shrimp. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 2279kcalCarbohydrates: 277gProtein: 147gFat: 59gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 28gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1176mgSodium: 10833mgPotassium: 1812mgFiber: 9gSugar: 80gVitamin A: 1916IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 1045mgIron: 10mg
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39 Comments

  • Reply Lauren 2021/12/22 at 8:59 am

    5 stars
    These bang bang shrimp look incredible! I really need to get the air fryer out much more often!

  • Reply Gina 2021/12/22 at 9:23 am

    5 stars
    Another reason to love the air fryer. What a delicious recipe! This is definitely going to be added into my dinner rotation!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/01/18 at 12:16 pm

      Let us know what you think.

  • Reply Lisa 2021/12/22 at 9:32 am

    5 stars
    I love making shrimp in my air fryer. These are excellent!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/01/18 at 12:17 pm

      I love making them in the Air Fryer too.

  • Reply Toni 2021/12/22 at 9:35 am

    5 stars
    My family loves shrimp! And this is one of their favorites!

  • Reply Danielle 2021/12/28 at 6:46 am

    5 stars
    OMG these look delicious! I love bang bang shrimp and can’t wait to try them at home.

  • Reply Gina 2021/12/28 at 6:53 am

    5 stars
    I’ve tried making bang bang shrimp before owning an air fryer and while good, never as good as this method! This is perfection and tastes just like the original!

  • Reply AISilva 2021/12/28 at 11:35 am

    5 stars
    These air fryer bang bang shrimp sound so good! I can’t wait to try them. They may be too spicy for my kids, but all the more for the parents! Thank you.

  • Reply Andrea 2021/12/28 at 11:41 am

    5 stars
    Had no idea it would be this simple to make. It’s a perfect appetizer!

  • Reply Dannii 2021/12/28 at 12:02 pm

    5 stars
    I am always looking for new ways to use my air fryer and this looks delicious.

  • Reply Kay 2022/01/13 at 2:07 pm

    5 stars
    I love this air fryer shrimp recipe, so tasty and the sauce is perfectly spicy and sweet!

  • Reply Jamie 2022/01/13 at 2:11 pm

    5 stars
    These are so delicious and easy to make with the air fryer! My family loved the flavor of the shrimp!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/01/18 at 12:23 pm

      I’m glad they enjoyed them.

  • Reply Irena 2022/01/13 at 3:27 pm

    5 stars
    I only recently got an air fryer (I’ve got the Instant Pot one) so this was my first shrimp recipe. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions. I had to arrange them differently in my IP but the sauce and seasonings were bang on (forgive the punt). Delicious 🤤

    • Reply Dionne 2022/01/18 at 12:24 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply Toni 2022/01/13 at 3:32 pm

    5 stars
    I love how quick and easy this is to make!!

  • Reply Shadi Hasanzadenemati 2022/01/14 at 11:44 am

    5 stars
    This was amazing and such a treat! Thank you!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/01/18 at 12:20 pm

      You’re welcome.

  • Reply Maria San Juan 2022/01/14 at 12:26 pm

    5 stars
    This is bomb! I will surely try this! THanks for sharing!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/01/18 at 12:21 pm

      You’re welcome.

  • Reply Toni 2022/01/14 at 12:27 pm

    5 stars
    Such a delicious recipe! Restaurant style food but easy to make at home.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/01/18 at 12:21 pm

      That sums it up well.

  • Reply Kate 2022/01/14 at 12:36 pm

    5 stars
    Such a great way to use the air fryer – really creative! And SO many flavours packed into these shrimps – yum.

  • Reply Antoinette 2022/01/14 at 12:45 pm

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe! It was very easy and the flavors were delicious.

  • Reply Mandy Applegate 2022/01/14 at 1:10 pm

    5 stars
    My air fryer is going to get a good workout with this amazing shrimp recipe!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/01/18 at 12:16 pm

      You won’t regret it!

  • Reply Tara 2022/01/14 at 1:26 pm

    5 stars
    Such an easy and fantastic weeknight meal! I especially love that bang bang sauce coating on the shrimp. Looks so good!

  • Reply Toni 2022/01/18 at 4:21 am

    5 stars
    My kids enjoyed this delicious appetizer! Thanks for sharing your recipe! It quickly became a favorite for my kids!

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