Imagine my excitement when I took a bite out of these Copycat Wingers Sticky Fingers and realized they taste JUST LIKE the real thing! You’ll never be able to guess these were made at home. 

A plate full of Wingers Sticky Fingers and a side of ranch.

Wingers Sticky Fingers

The key to making these taste just like the restaurant version is to make the sauce ahead of time. It doesn’t have to be long before, but at least an hour or two before you sit down to eat.

how to make Wingers Amazing Sauce

In a small sauce pan add the brown sugar, Franks hot sauce, and water.

Pro tip: you must use Franks Hot Sauce for optimum flavor!

Cook the sauce over medium to medium low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring the sauce to a boil and then remove from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.

The sauce will thicken as it cools.

A saucepan full of hot sauce, brown sugar, and a little water.

Note, it’s important the sauce cools and thickens before you pour it over the chicken.

A bowl of fried chicken strips.

Make the Chicken

Prepare a 25 oz bag of Tysons frozen breaded chicken strips according to package directions. You can bake the chicken, use an air fryer, or deep fry them. I deep fried the chicken strips.

Once the chicken is prepared, drizzle the homemade Wingers amazing sauce over the chicken and gently toss to coat.

Chicken strips tossed in Wingers sauce.

Serve immediately with a side of ranch.

A Wingers Sticky Finger dipped into ranch dressing.

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Chicken strips tossed in Wingers sauce.
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5 from 2 votes

Wingers Sticky Fingers

These taste just like Wingers classic and iconic sticky fingers! They're finger-licking good!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 5 servings


  • 25 oz Tyson Frozen Crispy Chicken Strips


  • 1/3 cup Franks hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar - packed
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • Prepare the chicken strips according to package directions. I like to fry mine in vegetable oil. If you want to use this method, this is how I do it: fill a pot with oil about 2 inches deep. Heat oil to 375°F. Add half of the chicken strips to the oil and fry for 7 minutes. Use kitchen tongs to transfer the chicken strips to a paper towel lined plate. Fry the other half of the chicken strips.
  • Once the chicken strips have been fried/baked or prepared how you wish, transfer the chicken to a large bowl. Drizzle the sauce overtop of the chicken and toss to coat. Serve warm with a side of ranch dressing.

How to make the sauce

  • In a small saucepan add the hot sauce, brown sugar, and water. Cook over medium heat until the brown sugar dissolves. The mixture should come to a boil. Once boiling remove from heat.
  • Let the sauce cool to room temperature before pouring over top of the chicken. Note, the sauce will thicken as it cools.
  • Do not pour hot sauce over the chicken... the sauce must cool to allow time for it to thicken.


Use Franks hot sauce, it's the best!
You can make the sauce in advance if you'd like. Just store in the refrigerator for several days. When ready to use let the sauce come to room temperature before pouring over the chicken.


Calories: 251kcal (13%)Carbohydrates: 65g (22%)Protein: 1g (2%)Sodium: 509mg (21%)Potassium: 88mg (3%)Sugar: 64g (71%)Calcium: 55mg (6%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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