This is my take on a popular dish from a restaurant chain. My version is made in an air fryer instead of being deep-fried. The end result was perfectly crispy sweet and spicy shrimp.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
24 mins
total:
39 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set an air fryer for 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Mix mayonnaise, chili sauce, and sriracha sauce in a bowl until smooth. Reserve some bang bang sauce in a separate bowl for dipping, if desired.

  • Place flour on a plate. Place panko on a separate plate.

  • Coat shrimp first with flour, followed by mayonnaise mixture, then panko. Place coated shrimp on a baking sheet.

  • Place shrimp in the air fryer basket without overcrowding.

  • Cook for 12 minutes. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

  • Serve in lettuce wraps garnished with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 23.9g; carbohydrates 32.7g; fat 23.9g; cholesterol 183mg; sodium 894.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2020
Homerun! Absolutely delicious, easy to prepare and very little mess due to no deep frying. I cheated though and used Yum Yum sauce available in most grocery stores. After air frying I gently tossed the shrimp in more Yum Yum sauce and served hot as a appetizer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/28/2019
I followed the recipe with these two exceptions: 1. I cooked at 390 instead of 400, because that's as high as my air fryer would go, 2. I used more panko because it stuck well and I was running out.. I used raw 16-20 jumbo shrimp that I have never had a failure with in the past. I cooked for 12 minutes. The shrimp looked good as far as browning goes. But they were dry, dry, dry, and heading towards disasterously overcooked, even at 390. The breading was crispy, but dry too on the surface, and a little doughy underneath. Finally, I thought whatever flavor the shrimp had left was stolen by the bam bam sauce. It was an injustice to some nice shrimp. Full disclaimer: this was only my third time with the air fryer. Maybe I'm not so keen on air frying. We shall see. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2020
Homerun! Absolutely delicious, easy to prepare and very little mess due to no deep frying. I cheated though and used Yum Yum sauce available in most grocery stores. After air frying I gently tossed the shrimp in more Yum Yum sauce and served hot as a appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2019
These were delicious and crispy. The sauce was too thick, so I thinned it with a little water, maybe a tablespoon, and I had to use more panko than called for. I don’t know what sweet chili sauce is, there was nothing by that name in the Asian section of my grocery store, so I used chili sauce which is similar to ketchup and found near the ketchup. I’m new to the air fryer and wondered if I’d have to turn the shrimp halfway through cooking, but it’s not necessary, and I found the time suggested was perfect. I will definitely make these again. Thanks for a wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/28/2019
I followed the recipe with these two exceptions: 1. I cooked at 390 instead of 400, because that's as high as my air fryer would go, 2. I used more panko because it stuck well and I was running out.. I used raw 16-20 jumbo shrimp that I have never had a failure with in the past. I cooked for 12 minutes. The shrimp looked good as far as browning goes. But they were dry, dry, dry, and heading towards disasterously overcooked, even at 390. The breading was crispy, but dry too on the surface, and a little doughy underneath. Finally, I thought whatever flavor the shrimp had left was stolen by the bam bam sauce. It was an injustice to some nice shrimp. Full disclaimer: this was only my third time with the air fryer. Maybe I'm not so keen on air frying. We shall see. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2019
This was very tasty BUT, my air fryer could cook only 8 pieces at a time, and cooked them in 8 minutes, not 12. I had to cook a number of batches, and put them into a low oven, 200 degrees, to stay warm. Some got overcooked and tough. The sauce was good, but I had to make more, and did have to dilute it with water. It did not stick very well to the floured shrimp. It took more pano than the recipe said; luckily I had plenty. The taste was delicious, but the difficult preparation lowered my rating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2019
This certainly had a kick. It was a little hotter than I like, but heat lovers will love this. The cooking time was a little less than the recipe called for for my machine. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2020
We loved this (those of us in my family that would eat shrimp)! I bought a pound of shrimp, which was about 42 shrimp. After 32 shrimp were dipped in the sauce, it was gone. So I would suggest just getting 3/4 lb. shrimp next time I made this. The other issue is all of the sauce was gone at this point and there was nothing left to use when we ate the cooked product. Luckily I had made Bang Bang Tofu the night before and had leftover sauce from that which we used. It was super delicious! It even heated up nicely in the toaster oven the next night for leftovers. I was only able to get 12 shrimp into my air fryer at a time so it took a number of batches to get all of my shrimp cooked. My mother-in-law thought it tasted just like Bonefish Grill's recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2020
Flavor was good, but it was very messy to prepare and the breading fell off. I did thin out the sauce with some milk and added some sugar to the sauce because all I had was regular chili sauce, it wasn't sweet at all, so it was originally pretty spicy. Maybe dipping in flour, egg and then panko would work better? Try it though, it's pretty good. I did cook them for about 6 minutes longer to try to crisp the shrimp more. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2020
Great recipe the taste is very flavorful will make again Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2021
We enjoyed this recipe very much. The second batch turned out better than the first when we lowered the heat to 180 and cooked for 8 minutes. Read More
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