This is a fantastic recipe that we have had on our site for a while. I polished up the images and brought it to the front to give it some love! Because it deserves it! My husband made this recipe for our family years ago and every one loved it. I love it when my husband cooks. Obviously it gives me the night off, but he fixes things that I wouldn't. I probably would have cooked up some big salad and he makes spicy chicken strips! Total guy food. (and I loved it)
Noting that my husband made this, it is a pretty simple recipe. There is a high probability that if my hubs can make this, you can too!
I mean really- buy the pre-breaded chicken strip or wings in the freezer section. Cook up the glaze and you are pretty much done. The chicken strip can be frozen and the hot sauce has a long shelf life. I've only tried Frank's hot sauce with this particular recipe. Has a great flavor. This is a great fast and easy dinner recipe to have on hand for busy weeknights or for spur-of-the-moment parties and you need grub to feed friends!
Here is the secret to getting a nice glazed chicken strip. Bake the chicken, get them throughly cooked through if not already. Then coat them in the glaze. Place the back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes and the glaze will thicken, coating the chicken with all that spicy sugary goodness. And you have your self a nice sticky lip-smacking glazed chicken strip.
Look at that glaze. Just perfect. Not to sticky or running or sloppy. Just a nice coating with a little kick from the hot sauce. (Just a little though, my 9, 7 and 4 year old ate them up).
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Strips // Wingers Chicken Strips Copy-cat Recipe
- 8-10 pre-breaded chicken tenders you can bread you're own if you're more ambitious than I am.
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. Frank's Original Hot Sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Water
- Place chicken on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 Degrees F.
- Turn chicken over and bake for another 10-12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine brown sugar, hot sauce, and water.
- Bring to a boil and whisk together.
- When the brown sugar has melted, put chicken in a bowl and pour sauce over.
- Cover with a lid or covered tight with saran wrap then shake to coat.
- Place chicken back on baking sheet and bake for 8-10 more minutes so that the sauce forms glaze on the chicken.