This BANG BANG SHRIMP RECIPE is loaded with flavor but low on calories! It’s a skinny version of the popular Bonefish Grill appetizer and you’ll love the spicy but creamy bang bang sauce. Delicious, easy, and crave worthy. This is a delicious appetizer or dinner the entire family will ask for again and again. This Skinny Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe will be an instant healthy favorite for your family!
Bang Bang Shrimp can be healthy!
This Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe is a Bonefish Grill Copycat Recipe but is grilled and not fried, and we have lightened up the sauce even more by using greek yogurt. You get all the flavor but non of the fat, my kind of Healthy recipe!
Bang Bang Shrimp…have you tried it? I’ll admit that I LOVE all things cheese, chocolate, and fattening…but I really want to learn healthier recipes. I’ve been trying to attempt some healthier versions of favorite recipes lately, and I’m so happy with the results. They’ve become some of our go-to recipes (Check out our Salmon with Avocado Salsa and Skinny Cheat’s Lasagna!) and it feels so much better to indulge in something you can feel good about.
The weekends are usually the time Pat and I go crazy on the calories, so I’m hoping finding some skinnier recipes to love instead 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. This Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is our weeknight go-to!
This Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe is healthy, fun, delicious, and EASY!
This healthy and spicy shrimp was an absolute success. Pat pretty much licked these skewers clean. You would never know that each skewer of 5 shrimp is only around 50 calories. Amazing!
The secret ingredient is greek yogurt. The Bang Bang Sauce is out of this world! Greek Yogurt 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. (If you want to be a little less healthy…dip some fries in this sauce…OMG!)
How many calories are in this Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp?
Each skewer of 4-5 shrimp is under 50 calories according to My Fitness Pal. We usually eat 2-3 skewers per person. Is this heaven? Bonefish Grill reports that their fried bang bang shrimp is over 800 calories so I’ll count this as a win!!
What ingredients are in bang bang sauce?
Typically it is made with mayo, sweet chili sauce, hot sauce, and lots of spices. We have substituted greek yogurt for the mayo, saving a TON of calories. You’ll never notice the difference (or might I say you’ll like this version better!)
How spicy is this copycat bang bang shrimp?
Not very hot. It’s got a mild spice with a bit of a bite. If you prefer spicier you can add in some red pepper flakes or go with a more spicy hot sauce. I like that kids and adults can both enjoy this version.
Making your favorite appetizers at home, like this Bang Bang Shrimp, can let you control how things are prepared.
You can make healthy substitutions while not sacrificing flavor. Shrimp is so easy to cook, this recipe is a winner!
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.
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 healthy bang bang shrimp sauce. I know I’ve already said it but you have got to taste this sauce!
If you have any suggestions for good and healthy recipes, I would love for you to shoot them my way! Be sure to visit our Recipe Box and click healthy in the bottom menu to see all of our skinny(er) favorites. Some favorites include our Skinny Margaritas, Sweet Potato Chips, Mashed Cauliflower, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, and Mexican Grilled Corn. Don’t mention it to those other recipes, but this Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe tops my list.
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See the recipe card below for details on How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp.
- 1 lb shrimp 26-30, peeled & deveined
- 6 bamboo skewers optional
- 1/2 cup Bang Bang Sauce (click for recipe)
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions sliced at an angle, divided
- If using skewers, place them in a shallow baking dish and cover them with water and soak them 10 minutes prior to using.
- Pour half the sauce in a smaller bowl to use as a dipping sauce. Set aside.
- If using skewers, thread 4-5 shrimp on each and brush the remaining sauce over the shrimp.
- Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Drizzle 2 tablespoons oil onto the skillet or griddle and place the shrimp in the skillet.
- Cook the shrimp 3 minutes per side, or until shrimp is opague. (Adjust the cooking time if using different size shrimp.)
- Transfer shrimp to a serving dish and brush lightly with the reserved sauce. Garnish with extra chopped green onions.
- Serve immediately, with a dollop of dipping sauce, on the side.