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air fryer bang bang shrimp tacos

Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Asian fusion


Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos with a sweet and spicy sauce are the perfect quick and healthy recipe your whole family will love!


  • 1 pound raw medium-sized shrimp
  • ½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded white cabbage
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • 8 100% whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 lime


  1. Clean and devein the shrimp, removing the tails. Set aside in a bowl.
  2. For the bang bang sauce: Whisk together the mayonnaise, sambal oelek, chili sauce, and tasco. Taste for desired spiciness. Place the sauce in a shallow bowl. Set aside ¼ of the bang bang sauce for drizzling. Place the Panko bread crumbs in a shallow bowl next to the sauce.
  3. Coat the shrimp with the bang bang sauce and then coat with the Panko bread crumbs. Place the shrimp on a single layer on the crisper tray inside the air fryer, making sure not to overlap the shrimp. (You will need to repeat this process a few times.)
  4. Spray the tops of the shrimp with cooking spray for a golden brown finish. Set the air fryer on 380 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. Check the shrimp after 6 minutes to see if golden brown and crispy. If not, keep cooking another minute or two.
  5. To assemble the tacos: Place a layer of the red and white cabbage at the bottom of the tortilla shell, followed by the crispy shrimp, and top with a drizzle of the reserved bang bang sauce, chopped green onions, and a squeeze of lime.

Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sliced avocados, sliced jalapeño peppers, fresh cilantro.


  • Pat the shrimp with paper towels before the dredging process.
  • You may need to wet your hands a few times during the dredging to remove the excess crumbs!
  • Layer the shrimp in the air fryer in a single layer making sure to leave enough room in between each piece of shrimp.
  • Make sure to to flip the shrimp half way through the cooking process so both sides get golden brown.

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