{weekend slimdown} skinny bang bang shrimp

Welcome to the first edition of Weekend Slimdown! I’ll admit that I LOVE all things cheese, chocolate, and fattening…but I really want to learn healthier recipes.  I’ve decided to devote at least one recipe a week to being healthy, and will most likely be posting them on the weekends.  The weekends are usually the time Pat and I go crazy on the calories, so I’m hoping this will help us get back on track with a healthy lifestyle.  Let me tell you, its HARD to have a food blog and not eat, eat, eat.  So, here goes nothing!

skinny bang bang shrimp! made with greek yogurt. PERFECT!The first recipe for Weekend Slimdown was a huge success.  Pat pretty much licked these skewers clean.  You would never know that each skewer of 5 shrimp is only around 50 calories.  Amazing!

skinny bang bang shrimp! made with greek yogurt. PERFECT!The secret ingredient is greek yogurt.  Chobani greek yogurt is our favorite, it is so creamy and delicious.  It can be a cooking substitute in SO many dishes, and it worked like a charm for this sauce.  This sauce would also be great on chicken, I actually doubled the recipe and am going to try it in some other things tomorrow.  It is delicious.

skinny bang bang shrimp! made with greek yogurt. PERFECT!

skinny bang bang shrimp! made with greek yogurt. PERFECT!Bang Bang Shrimp used to be my very favorite appetizer to get at Bonefish Grill when I lived in Jacksonville.  I always felt guilty getting it after I made the mistake of looking up the nutritional information (830 calories…yikes).  Now, I’m all for a calorie splurge once in a while, but if you can create a delicious copycat meal at home that’s actually healthy…well that’s a win, win.

skinny bang bang shrimp! made with greek yogurt. PERFECT!

skinny bang bang shrimp! made with greek yogurt. PERFECT!I think this would make a great and romantic appetizer for a Valentine’s Day meal at home. You really can’t go wrong with grilled shrimp and this sauce.  You have got to taste this sauce!

skinny bang bang shrimp! made with greek yogurt. PERFECT!

I hope you enjoy Weekend Slimdown! If you have any suggestions for good and healthy recipes, I would love for you to shoot them my way! Click HERE for an easy way to send them in. Healthy cooking is something new to me, but I’m really excited about it. Check out some of our other healthy favorites after the recipe card.  Enjoy!

skinny bang bang shrimp! made with greek yogurt. PERFECT!

5.0 from 2 reviews
skinny bang bang shrimp
skinny version of one of my favorite appetizers! delicious!
Recipe type: appetizer/main course
  • 1 lb shrimp (about 50 shrimp), cooked or uncooked. shelled or deveined.
  • 10 skewer sticks (optional)
  • 3 T chobani plain greek yogurt
  • 3 T chopped green onion, plus more for garnish
  • 1½ T sweet chili sauce (I used Franks brand)
  • ½-3/4 T sriracha sauce
  1. (If you're grilling on a grill, be sure to soak wooded skewers a couple minutes in water to avoid burning)
  2. combine yogurt, onion, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha in a bowl and stir well. set aside. (if you want to make the sauce a bit thicker, do 2 T yogurt and 1 T light mayo)
  3. place 5 shrimp on each skewer
  4. If shrimp are raw:
  5. grill on each side for 2-3 minutes, until opaque and cooked through
  6. If shrimp are pre-cooked:
  7. Place shrimp skewers on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes
  8. Brush each hot skewer liberally with the sauce, on both sides
  9. serve immediately
  10. enjoy!





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  1. Betty says

    Thank you for including recipes for the calorie conscious people out here. It is not that I don’t love everything on your site, but I have to be careful about the calories since I don’t have the same metabolism that I had when I was younger. This looks great! I can’t wait to try it!

    • says

      I’m lucky I couldn’t find a Bonefish Grill in STL while I was wedding planning last year. would have been my downfall! ah I miss wedding planning!! so fun that you’re in the midst of it!

  2. Nina says

    Made these shrimp w roasted broccoli and citrus cucumber quinoa salad they were amazing! Used the leftovers in shrimp tacos the next day :)

    • says

      you can find it usually in the ketchup/dressings aisle by the hot sauce, or in the Mexican foods aisle in the sauces. its becoming a lot more popular so you shouldn’t have a problem. hope you love the recipe!

  3. says

    Made this last night for my boyfriend and I – loved it! I was so excited to find this recipe after falling in love with Bonefish Grill’s bang bang shrimp last year on spring break :)

  4. Carlie says

    Do you add the sauce to the shrimp while they’re on the grill or after they’re cooked? Can’t wait to try this!

  5. Madelyn Bradley says

    What does the T stand for in your recipe? Teaspoon, tablspoon? I’m referring to the ingredients

  6. Amanda says

    Are these really spicy? I’ve never had siracha but everyone says its good. My husband is a wimp about super spicy stuff after doing an atomic wing challenge at a restaurant so I don’t want to make him cry lol

    • says

      Hey Amanda, they are a bit spicy but not bad. I’m not a huge fan of really spicy either. I would recommend going heavier on the sweet chili sauce and less on the sriracha, and kind of taste test as you add more sriracha. hope you like it!

  7. Jordan says

    I tried these tonight. They didn’t really taste like Bang Bang shrimp, but because of how few calories they have I wasn’t really expecting them to. They were however, very very yummy. I had them inside of a lettuce wrap with a little bit of rice on the side.

    • says

      I’m glad you liked them! Yeah, missing the breading does change the taste, but I’m glad you still thought they were tasty! I have been wanting to try them in lettuce wraps! Yum! Thanks so much for letting me know :)

  8. Leslie says

    Love this! Tonight we grilling shrimp and fresh mahi mahi and I am going to prepare it this way oh yummy. Thanks xoxo

  9. Jamie says

    WoW these were GREAT! My husband and family usually never like the “healthy” recipes but LOVED this. Four of us ate 2.5 lbs of this tonight. Delicious, thank you so much for this recipe!

  10. Brandy says

    These sound really good! I wonder if adding some panko bread crumbs before cooking would help to give it some crunch? Thanks!

  11. Melissa Lynn says

    This recipe looks great, but grilling for 5-8 minutes on each side for shrimp cannot be right. It depends on the size, but if they grilled for 14-16 minutes total, they would be chewy bullets-I think more like 3-4 minutes each side would be more reasonable.

  12. Meagan M. says

    I made this on Saturday and was so disappointed. It looked like it was going to come out perfect and delicious but the yogurt curdled and the taste was nothing like how the sauce tasted before going in the oven. Tasted nothing like bang bang shrimp. Couldn’t even taste the slice even though I put a little more than the recipe said. Bummer

    • says

      I’m so sorry to hear that Meagan. I’m not sure what could have gone wrong if the sauce tasted good before going on the shrimp. When I made the shrimp, I cooked the shrimp first and then coated them with the sauce after the were cooked/hot. I have never had the yogurt curdle like that. So sorry you had a bad experience, thanks for stopping by nonetheless.


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