Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

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How about some crispy shrimp in a creamy, spicy sauce? We love these Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp for a tasty appetizer or unique dinner. This shrimp dish is so flavorful and easy to cook in the air fryer.

bowl of Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp In Air Fryer

Air fryer bang bang shrimp offers a healthier twist on the popular restaurant appetizer, delivering all the flavor and crunch without the excess oil. Using an air fryer eliminates the need for deep frying, resulting in a lighter dish. The shrimp can be cooked from frozen, making this dish super convenient and easy to make in minutes. Once cooked, the shrimp are tossed in a creamy and slightly spicy bang bang sauce, adding a burst of flavor that perfectly complements the crunchy coating.

fork holding bite of Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

Making air fryer bang bang shrimp is incredibly easy and requires minimal prep work. Be sure to arrange the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not overcrowded to allow for proper air circulation. Once cooked, simply toss the shrimp in the bang bang sauce until they are evenly coated, and they’re ready to serve. With just a few simple steps and the convenience of the air fryer, you can enjoy delicious bang bang shrimp in no time, making it a perfect appetizer or main course for any occasion.

hand holding bang bang shrimp near an air fryer

Love recipes featuring shrimp? Here are a few more easy dishes to try: Teriyaki Shrimp, Shrimp And Broccoli Stir Fry, or Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp Tempura.

golden delicious air fryer breaded shrimp, topped with bang bang sauce

How To Make Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

Open up package of frozen shrimp and add the contents to an air fryer basket. Close up the air fryer and set temperature to 400 degrees for 8 minutes.

Halfway through cooking time, pull out the basket and shake the shrimp to move them around so they cook more evenly. Replace basket and continue cooking until time is up.

ingredients for frozen shrimp, topped with bang bang sauce

While shrimp are cooking, you can mix up the bang bang sauce. In a glass measuring cup, add 1/4 cup of mayo and 1/4 cup of sweet chili sauce. Using a measuring cup makes it easy to portion out the sauces. Then add sriracha and honey to the mixture. Stir everything up into a well-blended sauce.

crispy bang bang shrimp in the basket of an air fryer

Once the shrimp are ready, empty the air fryer basket into a bowl. Pour the sauce on top and use a spoon to toss the shrimp in the sauce. Now it’s ready to be enjoyed!

bowl of tasty bang bang shrimp in front of an air fryer

Cooking Tips

  • No need to thaw the shrimp, the air fryer cooks them straight from frozen
  • You can check if the shrimp is cook through by slicing one in half. If it’s not ready, close up the air fryer and heat shrimp for a few more minutes
  • This dish works as an appetizer or main dish. Add a side of rice or veggies for a complete meal.

close-up of air fried shrimp coated in bang bang sauce

What To Serve With Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

This tasty and fun dinner is made complete with a healthy side like Air Fryer Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Fried Brown Rice, Roasted Broccoli And Carrots.

bowl of tasty appetizer or dinner Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

Or serve the sweet and spicy shrimp as an appetizer with other flavorful dishes like Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls, Air Fryer Frozen Cream Cheese Wontons, and Air Fryer Frozen Potstickers.

bang bang shrimp in air fryer

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fork with bite of bang bang shrimp

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

How about some crispy shrimp in a creamy, spicy sauce? We love these Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp for a tasty appetizer or unique dinner. This shrimp dish is so flavorful and easy to cook in the air fryer.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time11 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Dish, Meat, Seafood, Shrimp
Keyword: Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 145kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 oz shrimp frozen, "popcorn" size
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp honey

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Instructions

  • Open up package of frozen shrimp and add the contents to an air fryer basket.
  • Close up the air fryer and set temperature to 400 degrees for 8 minutes.
  • Halfway through cooking time, pull out the basket and shake the shrimp to move them around so they cook more evenly. Replace basket and continue cooking until time is up.
  • While shrimp are cooking, you can mix up the bang bang sauce. In a glass measuring cup, add 1/4 cup of mayo and 1/4 cup of sweet chili sauce. Using a measuring cup makes it easy to portion out the sauces. Then add sriracha and honey to the mixture. Stir everything up into a well-blended sauce.
  • Once the shrimp are ready, empty the air fryer basket into a bowl.
  • Pour the sauce on top and use a spoon to toss the shrimp in the sauce. Now it's ready to be enjoyed!

Notes

  • No need to thaw the shrimp, the air fryer cooks them straight from frozen
  • You can check if the shrimp is cook through by slicing one in half. If it's not ready, close up the air fryer and heat shrimp for a few more minutes
  • This dish works as an appetizer or main dish. Add a side of rice or veggies for a complete meal.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 420mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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