Easy homemade bang bang sauce recipe

Bang bang sauce! This spicy, creamy sauce is an absolute game-changer. Made with mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, and a couple of other simple ingredients, who would have thought that this delicious sauce is so easy to make at home? And if you’re like me and can’t get enough of this spicy sauce, try my Bang Bang shrimp recipe, Bang Bang salmon bites, and Bang Bang chicken.

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a spoon with the bang bang sauce on an open jar with the sauce

Good quality sauces can be quite expensive and often contain a whole lot of ingredients that I personally try to avoid, such as MSG, flavors, and preservatives. That’s why I love this homemade version just as much as I like the special burger sauce so much. It’s easy to make and tastes just like the real deal.


To make this popular sauce, you will need only a few ingredients. Here are the primary ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise: Look for a good quality mayonnaise made with real eggs.
  • Sweet Thai chili sauce
  • Spicy sauce of your choice, such as sriracha sauce.
ingredients needed to make bang bang sauce

Find the full list of ingredients in the recipe card below. 👇


There are endless Bang Bang recipes on the internet, from Google to TikTok; this simple sauce recipe took over the web. Here are a couple of ingredients you might want to try adding to your sauce:

  • Honey: While the sauce is already quite sweet because of the sweet chili sauce, you might want to add a little honey for extra sweetness.
  • Rice vinegar
  • Garlic powder

Use vegan mayo to make vegan Bang Bang sauce.

How to Make It

This must be the easiest recipe on my blog. Simply put all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well to combine. That’s it—Bang Bang sauce is ready!

How to store

Store the leftover sauce in an airtight container, preferably glass, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 weeks. Don’t forget to label the container with the date of preparation for easy tracking of its freshness.

a jar with bang bang sauce with a handwritten sticker

How to use it

There are so many ways you can enjoy this delicious homemade sauce:

  1. Dipping Sauce: Serve it as a dipping sauce for your favorite appetizers, such as chicken skewers, shrimp, or vegetable sticks. Its creamy texture and spicy kick make it a perfect accompaniment.
  2. Marinade: Use Bang Bang sauce as a marinade for proteins like chicken, shrimp, or tofu. Coat your chosen protein in the sauce and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Sandwich or Wrap Spread: Bang Bang makes a perfect sauce for sandwiches or wraps. It works particularly well with grilled chicken, chicken nuggets, or crispy sweet potato slices.
  4. Salad Dressing: Thin out Bang Bang sauce with a bit of water to create a creamy dressing for salads. Drizzle it over greens, chicken, or seafood salads for a tangy and spicy twist.
  5. Stir-Fry Sauce: Drizzle it over the finished dish for added heat and creaminess.
  6. Rice Bowls: Take your rice bowls to the next level by drizzling the sauce over them. Its bold flavors complement rice, vegetables, and proteins beautifully, providing a perfect balance to your meal.
  7. Tacos: Add a small drizzle of the sauce sauce over chicken or fish tacos for an extra burst of flavor. The spicy and creamy sauce pairs perfectly with the savory fillings.
a spoon with bang bang sauce
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a spoon full with bang bang sauce

Homemade bang bang sauce

Elena Elliott
Let me show you how to make the perfect Bang Bang Sauce! This creamy and spicy sauce adds a burst of flavor to any dish. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip it up and drizzle it over grilled chicken, shrimp, bowls or anything else you like. Get ready to spice up your meals with this delicious homemade sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dip
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon spicy sauce, such as sriracha or similar


  • Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl until well combined.
  • Store or enjoy!


Store the leftover sauce in an airtight container, preferably glass, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 weeks.
Optional extras to add to the sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt, to taste
  • Optional: chopped green onions or cilantro for garnish
Keyword bang bang sauce
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