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

A zesty sauce made with mayo, Sriracha sauce, and other spices. It's great for dipping fried chicken or shrimp.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 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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