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Air Fryer Bang Bang Panko Breaded Fried Shrimp

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Panko Breaded Fried Shrimp is a quick and easy, healthy, low-fat air-fried shrimp 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 shrimp!  This recipe makes the perfect appetizer or weeknight dinner.

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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. 

     Calories: 242       Fat: 1G      Net Carbs: 32G      Protein:  37G

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

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.

Find the biggest shrimp/prawns that you can! Big shrimp is a major win for this recipe.

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.

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?


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. 

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Fried Shrimp

Air Fryer Bang Bang Fried Shrimp is a quick and easy, healthy, low-fat recipe with sweet chili and Sriracha dipping sauce.
Course dinner, lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 242kcal


  • 1 pound raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 egg white 3 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • McCormick's Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

Bang Bang Sauce

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


  • 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.


Use your judgment for cook time. I like for my shrimp to be extra crispy, so 8-10 minutes works for me.
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Calories: 242kcal