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Air Fryer Bang Bang Panko Breaded Fried Shrimp

Air Fryer Bang Bang Panko Breaded Fried Shrimp is the best, quick and easy, healthy, air-fried seafood recipe with bread crumbs, sweet chili and Sriracha dipping sauce. This post will outline how to fry shrimp in the air fryer. You can even try frozen or grilled shrimp!  Looking to cut the carbs, prepare this dish with no breading.

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Hello Air Fryer BANG BANG Fried Shrimp recipe! Can you tell that I am excited? I am definitely not trying to hide it. I first had bang bang shrimp years ago at Bonefish Grill Restaraunt. I have not been to the restaurant in ages. At the time the shrimp was their most popular appetizer. This still may be the case, I am not sure. 

After whipping up my Air Fryer 3 Ingredient Catfish I couldn’t wait to test out seafood again in the Air Fryer.

The idea for this recipe came to me because I have already prepared chicken and fish in the Air Fryer. I had to add shrimp! Plus, shrimp is very rich in protein. One serving of shrimp for this recipe is about 40 grams of protein and only 1 gram of fat, thanks to air frying. Can you believe that?

Can shrimp be cooked in the air fryer? Absolutely!

How to Make Air Fryer Shrimp

  1. Create a cooking station with all-purpose flour, egg whites, and panko breadcrumbs. Dip each of the shrimp in the flour, egg whites, and then the panko breadcrumbs.
  2. Place the shrimp in the air fryer and spray with cooking oil.
  3. Air fry.

How Long Does it Take to Cook Raw Shrimp?

Raw shrimp doesn’t take long to cook in the air fryer. I recommend frying for 8 minutes. Monitor and adjust to your liking.

Air Fryer Shrimp Temperature

I like to fry the shrimp at 400 degrees.

How Long to Cook Frozen Shrimp in Air Fryer

Frozen shrimp in air fryer is pretty easy! For raw, frozen shrimp, cook the shrimp for 10 minutes on 360 degrees. And then another 5 minutes on 400 degrees or until crisp. Add seasoning once the shrimp is no longer frozen, but before it becomes crisp.

For frozen breaded shrimp, cook the shrimp 16 minutes on 330 degrees.

How to Fry Shrimp with No Breading

Simply omit the panko breadcrumbs in this recipe. The cook time will remain the same.

Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe Tips:

Pair this shrimp with Air Fryer French Fries, Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes, or Air Fryer Asparagus.

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Fried Shrimp

Air Fryer Bang Bang Panko Breaded Fried Shrimp is the best, quick and easy, healthy, air-fried seafood recipe with bread crumbs, sweet chili and Sriracha dipping sauce. This post will outline how to fry shrimp in the air fryer. You can even try frozen or grilled shrimp!  Looking to cut the carbs, prepare this dish with no breading.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer fried shrimp, air fryer seafood, air fryer shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 242kcal

Ingredients

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/3 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Season the shrimp with the seasonings.
  • Place the flour, egg whites, and panko bread crumbs in three separate bowls.
  • Create a cooking stations. Dip the shrimp in the flour, then the egg whites, and the panko bread crumbs last.
  • When dipping the shrimp in the egg whites, you do not need to submerge the shrimp. Do a light dab so that most of the flour stays on the shrimp. You want the egg white to adhere to the panko crumbs.
  • Spray the shrimp with cooking spray. Do not spray directly on the shrimp. The panko will go flying. Keep a nice distance.
  • Add the shrimp to the Air Fryer basket. Cook for 4 minutes. Open the basket and flip the shrimp to the other side. Cook for an additional 4 minutes or until crisp.

Bang Bang Sauce

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine.

Notes

Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe Tips:
  • Find the biggest shrimp/prawns that you can! Big shrimp is a major win for this recipe.
  • Bang bang shrimp is a recipe that includes crispy fried shrimp that is usually tossed in a spicy, sweet chili sauce. Instead of tossing the shrimp in the sauce, I decided to create a separate dipping sauce. This will ensure the shrimp remains crunchy for as long as possible.
  • I also added plain, non-fat Greek yogurt to the dipping sauce to substitute. Greek yogurt also provides an additional boost of protein.
  • If you don't have panko breadcrumbs on hand, standard breadcrumbs will work just fine.
  • Use your judgment for cook time. I like for my shrimp to be extra crispy, so 8-10 minutes works for me.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 1g