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Homemade Bang Bang Sauce (Copycat)

This Homemade Bang Bang Sauce recipe offers a sweet and spicy flavor kick to any dish, especially crispy shrimp! Just 3 ingredients are all you need to make this easy dipping sauce. 

jar of sauce with spoon

If you’ve been looking for the perfect sauce to pair with your shrimp or chicken, look no further!

Bang Bang Sauce is the easiest recipe for turning the delicious chili flavor my family loves into a great dip that takes less than a minute to make.

Bang Bang Sauce Recipe 

The first time that I made this creamy bang bang sauce, I was blown away by how close this easy sauce came to the famous sauce served with the Bonefish Grill namesake appetizer.

The full recipe is one of the best things that I’ve made for my family, because they all love the spice. Don’t worry, for those who don’t, change it to have a sweet flavor instead.

With sweet chili sauce, mayonnaise, and sriracha, this recipe is super quick to make and is perfect for drizzling over anything that you want to make a fast, delicious meal.

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Mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha are all you need. Mix up these three ingredients and watch it transform into one sauce you will want to use on everything.  

Ingredients Needed

Mayonnaise – If you want, you can replace the cup mayonnaise with vegan mayo or keto-friendly mayo. 

Sweet chili sauce – Substitute Thai sweet chili sauce with garlic chili sauce. Or create your own homemade version of sweet chili sauce using a few simple pantry ingredients from any copycat recipe that you like. 

Sriracha sauce – If there’s no sriracha at the grocery store, replace with the hot sauce of your choice. Frank’s Red Hot is another great option.

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How to make Bang Bang Sauce

First: Add all three ingredients into a small bowl, whisking the mixing bowl until combined. 

Second: Refrigerate, covered lightly with plastic wrap until ready to use. Enjoy! 

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

whisk dipping into sauce

How long does it last in the fridge?

If you store this sauce in the fridge in an airtight container, you will find it can last up to 10 days in the fridge. Just stir the spicy, creamy sauce in between each use, and then serve. 

Can you freeze it?

Due to the mayonnaise in the sauce, you should not freeze the sauce. You will find it can curdle a bit and separate once the sauce has thawed from being frozen. 

I recommend making only what you plan to make and use before the sauce expires.

spoon dipping into a jar

What Can I Serve My Homemade Sauce With?

This versatile sauce is perfect for the next time that you want a spicy kick to your food, and pairs perfectly with a number of things.

Combine with chicken wings or chicken nuggets to make a delicious bang bang chicken, as well as mixed with crispy shrimp for a Bonefish Grill bang bang shrimp appetizer with extra spice.

I also recommend trying bang bang shrimp tacos, and combining your delicious sauce with air fryer shrimp and toppings like lettuce, pico de gallo, and sour cream to create the perfect combination. 

For my vegetarians, you can use this as a great dipping sauce for tater tots, crispy french fries, or potato wedges.

If you want a healthier option, this creamy sauce can be the perfect drizzle for roasted vegetables.

What do you use Boom Boom Sauce on?

This is a versatile sauce that can be used on so much. Get creative and have fun as there are tons of ways to use this sauce.

Add a small bowl to a party platter and see what everyone dips in!

jar of sauce with drips

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • For some extra seasoning on your main dish, you can include garlic powder, red chili flakes, and green onion on top of whatever meat that you’re seasoning. 
  • If you want to make this recipe a little healthier, try using greek yogurt in your homemade bang bang sauce recipe in place of mayo. 
  • Made your awesome sauce a little too spicy? Add in some rice vinegar or rice wine vinegar, which will help to cut the spicy taste from the primary ingredients and confuse your tastebuds. 
  • Store your leftover sauce in an airtight container in the fridge, where it can stay good for up to 3 days.
  • The sweet chili sauce used is similar to Mae Ploy Sweet Chili sauce.

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sauce with text "bang bang sauce"

With sweet sauce featuring a chili kick, mayonnaise, and spicy sriracha, this bang bang sauce is packed with flavor that can be used on meat, pasta, and vegetables to bring a little spice to the table.

spoon and jar of boom boom sauce

Bang Bang Sauce

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Bang Bang Sauce recipe offers a SWEET and SPICY flavor kick to any dish, especially CRISPY shrimp!



  1. Add all three ingredients in a bowl and whisk to completely combine.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use!
  3. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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