Baked Popcorn Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce

Baked Popcorn Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce

This healthy popcorn shrimp recipe uses tiny shrimp to make crunchy bites perfect for popping in your mouth. We also swap out mayo-based tartar sauce for a healthier Greek yogurt dip flavored with Thai chili sauce.



25 mins

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Main Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs,
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning,
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder,
  • ½ teaspoon salt, , divided
  • 1¼ cups panko breadcrumbs,
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (50-70 count),
  • Canola oil cooking spray,
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt or reduced-fat sour cream,
  • ¼ cup Thai sweet chili sauce,
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or other hot sauce,

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Position rack in bottom of oven; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

Step 2

Whisk eggs, Old Bay, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow bowl. Place breadcrumbs in another shallow bowl or dish. Add shrimp to the egg mixture and stir until well coated. Transfer to the breadcrumbs with a slotted spoon and gently stir to coat. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Generously coat with cooking spray.

Step 3

Bake the shrimp until cooked through and browned on the bottom, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, combine yogurt (or sour cream), chili sauce, hot sauce and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Serve the shrimp with the dipping sauce.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.