Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp (with lightened up sauce)

Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp are topped with a healthier version of the classic delicious sweet and spicy Bang Bang Sauce. They’re the perfect lightened up appetizer or meal!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 226 kcal


  • 1- pound large cooked shrimp peeled, deveined, and tails removed, defrosted
  • olive oil spray

For the coating:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 TBS water

For the Bang Bang Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, (plain, 2% or nonfat)
  • 2 TBS light mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS sriracha
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar

For Garnish:

  • chopped green onions or chopped cilantro, optional


To coat the shrimp:

  1. Setup all of the ingredients; it's easiest to make the air fryer bang bang shrimp in somewhat of an assembly line.

  2. Place flour into a large Ziploc bag. Place eggs and water into a small bowl and beat together. Place cornstarch, panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika in a shallow container and mix well.

  3. Add the shrimp to the plastic bag with the flour and toss to coat. Tap off any excess flour off before the next step.

  4. Add a few shrimp to the egg wash, and toss to coat completely. 

  5. Add the shrimp to the breadcrumb mixture, toss and press the coating into the shrimp, being sure it sticks. Repeat for all of the shrimp. 

  6. Wash hands with Lava® Soap to remove all of the grime from your hands!

To cook the Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp:

  1. Place the shrimp into the air fryer, adding only as many as will fit in a single layer. Give a quick spray of olive oil over the tops of the shrimp, then close the air fryer.

  2. Set the temperature at 400 degrees and the timer to 5 minutes. When the time is up, carefully flip the shrimp over, spray with olive oil, then close and set again to 400 degrees and set the timer for 3 minutes.

  3. Remove when the time is up, then repeat until the rest of the shrimp are cooked.

For the sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, add Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, sugar, sriracha, and rice vinegar. Whisk to combine; place in fridge until ready to serve.

To serve:

  1. Place cooked bang bang shrimp on a tray, then top with bang bang sauce right before serving. Add chopped green onion or chopped cilantro over the top of the bang bang shrimp and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information (calculated from listed ingredients) based off 6 servings: 226 calories, 4 grams of fat, 27 grams carbohydrates, 20 grams protein, 1 gram fiber, 6 grams sugar. Weight Watchers: 6 points per serving