Main Dish | January 26, 2016

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Strips // Wingers Chicken Strips Copy-cat Recipe

Wingers Chicken Strips overhead shot with cilantro garnish

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!

Wingers Chicken Strips being picked up by a hand

bottle of Frank's Red Hot sauce

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! 

Wingers Chicken Strips on baking pan

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.

Wingers Chicken Strips on plate, with cilantro garnish

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).

Wingers Chicken Strips on plate with cilantro garnish

5 from 1 vote
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Strips // Wingers Chicken Strips Copy-cat Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
34 mins
Total Time
44 mins

You'll have yourself nice, sticky, lip-smacking glazed chicken strips in no time!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet and spicy chicken strips, wingers chicken copycat
Servings: 4
Calories: 1130 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 8-10 pre-breaded chicken tenders you can bread you're own if you're more ambitious than I am.
  • 3/4 C. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Frank's Original Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Water
  1. Place chicken on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 Degrees F.
  2. Turn chicken over and bake for another 10-12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine brown sugar, hot sauce, and water.
  4. Bring to a boil and whisk together.
  5. When the brown sugar has melted, put chicken in a bowl and pour sauce over.
  6. Cover with a lid or covered tight with saran wrap then shake to coat.
  7. Place chicken back on baking sheet and bake for 8-10 more minutes so that the sauce forms glaze on the chicken.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Strips // Wingers Chicken Strips Copy-cat Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 1130 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 256mg85%
Sodium 1874mg81%
Potassium 1716mg49%
Carbohydrates 174g58%
Sugar 172g191%
Protein 85g170%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 167mg17%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. What did you use to unstuck chicken from baking sheet for the Wingers chicken strips? Was it a total disaster to clean up?
    Thanks, Jane

  2. Hi Jane! Good question! You know its really not bad.. I have a silicone baking mat that I use and those always clean up like a dream. If you don’t have one, I would suggest lining the pan with foil and giving it a quick spray with a cooking oil like PAM. That should make for some easy clean up.

  3. I use parchment paper on all things cooked that may stick or greasy,
    Chicken especially , also great for nachos that the cheese will stick, cleanup is always easy . I use a hot wing sauce that I can buy at the dollar store , spicy but cheaper than Franks .