I like to use bang bang sauce on fried shrimp or chicken as a dip. The zesty sauce is made with mayo, Sriracha sauce, and other spices and is excellent with shrimp rangoons as well. When I have it in the refrigerator, I end up using it on many things including chicken nuggets. I was curious about the name and came across Culinary Lore, which suggests that it has a Szechuan origin. The websites state that the name comes from the preparation of the chicken being pounded with a stick – Bang Bang!

Bang Bang Sauce: Recipe Highlights

This is very easy, so much so that I wouldn’t even call it a recipe, but more like a merriment of flavors. It takes less than five minutes to make and most of that is spent searching in your pantry and refrigerator for the ingredients.

Homemade Bang Bang Sauce

Homemade Bang Bang Sauce

A zesty sauce made with mayo, Sriracha sauce, and other spices. It's great for dipping fried chicken or shrimp.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 12


  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 5 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  • Mix everything together. Let it sit overnight (or not). Consume.

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