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Copycat American Grill Buffalo Shrimp Recipe

This delicious Copycat American Grill Buffalo Shrimp Recipe is great as a party appetizer or as a snack during the game.

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The Buffalo Shrimp from American Grill was the first to go at my friends birthday dinner. Platter after platter was delivered to the tables. I found it hard to believe that these shrimp were so good everyone (even people with shrimp allergies) had to have it. But it really was that good. So after a great birthday dinner with friends, I set out to create a Copycat American Grill Buffalo Shrimp Recipe.

We were at the American Grill to celebrate our friends birthday. I love that our friends are foodies just like us. It means that when we get together there’s bound to be lots of great friends and tons of laughs. And a bunch of “Mmmm, that’s so good” and “taste this.” Hubby is a bit more conservative than I so I’m happy no one decided to put their fork in his plate.

copycat American grill buffalo shrimp

Of course, you don’t always want to have to go out have great food. It’s nice to be able to have those restaurant dishes we like so much at home. That’s why I’m so excited I was able to figure out this Copycat American Grill Buffalo Shrimp Recipe. I used the Steve & Ed’s Buffalo Wing Sauce for this recipe but here’s a link to my homemade sauce. The Steve and Ed sauce is milder than my homemade sauce which meant that event the littles could have some buffalo shrimp.

I’m sure your family will be just as excited about this Copycat American Grill Buffalo Shrimp Recipe as my friends were. I literally invited people over as soon as I made it. It’s that good.

Copycat American Grill Buffalo Shrimp Recipe

Makes 4 servings


  • 16 extra large shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce

For Serving

  • red leaf lettuce
  • carrots
  • celery
  • blue cheese

Tools: 2 medium bowl, heavy pan, tongs


Peel and devein shrimp.

Using a pairing knife (small knife) slice shrimp (this will help shrimp lay flat when frying it).

copycat american grill buffalo shrimp recipe

Season shrimp with salt and pepper.

In a medium sized bowl, mix flour, salt and garlic powder.

Toss shrimp in flour mixture and make sure shrimp is completely coated.

Place large heavy bottom pan over medium high heat and add oil.

Once oil is hot, add 8 to 10 pieces of shrimp to pan. Allow to cook on each side for 1 to 2 minutes until light golden brown.

copycat American grill buffalo shrimp

Repeat with remaining shrimp.

Once all shrimp are cooked, place in a clean bowl and add buffalo sauce.

Toss shrimp in buffalo sauce until completely coated.

Serve on a bed of lettuce with carrots, celery and blue cheese.

Would you make this recipe for a party or for the football game? Comment below.


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