Crispy air fried chicken tenders coated in a sweet and spicy sauce just like the Winger’s restaurant without the lines or the prices! Whip these up in less time than you could go grab takeout.
Copycat Winger’s sticky fingers are a family favorite dinner recipe. Make the famous AMAZING sauce with just a few simple ingredients.
This was inspired by my other copycat recipes Air Fried Nashville Hot Chicken, Air Fried Beijing Beef, & Better Than Olive Garden Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana.
- Frozen Breaded Chicken Tenders (baked or air fried)
- Franks Original Red Hot Sauce (don’t substiture it has to be Franks)
- Brown Sugar
See the recipe card for quantities.
Let’s Make Sticky Fingers
In the Frigidaire Air Fry Range air fry the frozen breaded chicken fingers at 400° for 18-20 minutes using the readycook air fry tray or bake them on a baking sheet according to the package instructions.
While the chicken is air frying prepare the sticky finger sauce.
In a medium saucepan add the butter and heat over medium heat until melted.
Add to the melted butter Franks hot sauce, brown sugar, and water.
Whisk to combine all the ingredients together.
Expect the sauce mixture to bubble as its cooking. Continue to whisk while it’s simmering over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
When the ingredients are fully combined and have reduced just slightly into a sauce consistency remove it from the heat.
Allow the sauce to cool a bit so it will stick to the chicken tenders.
When the chicken tenders are fully cooked use tongs or a spatula to place them in the sauce. Flip them over to coat them completely with the sticky sauce.
This amount of sticky sauce will coat approximately 8-10 medium chicken tenders. Double or triple the sauce recipes as needed to feed a larger crowd.
How To Serve Sticky Fingers
Serve homemade sticky fingers with air-fried steak fries, homemade air-fried french fries, air-fried tater tots, on top of a sticky finger salad or in a wrap. Sticky fingers pair perfectly with a side of ranch dressing.
MoreAir Fry Range Recipes
This recipe is specifically intended for full-size ovens with the air fry feature like the Frigidaire Air Fry Range I own. The cook times and temperatures for the range with air fry may vary from smaller countertop air fryers. Follow the recipes below for complete instructions. For small air fryers cooking time and temperatures may need to be adjusted. For the full review of the Frigidaire Air Fry Range go here.
Sticky fingers are best served immediately but make great leftovers if stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
Air Fry Range Sticky Fingers (Winger's Copy Cat)
Crispy air-fried chicken tenders coated in a sweet and spicy stick finger sauce.
- 8 Frozen Breaded Chicken Tenders
- 1 Tbsp. Butter
- ¼ Cup Franks Original Red Hot Sauce (don't substitute it has to be Franks)
- ½ Cup. Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp. Water
- In the FrigidaireAir Fry Range air fry the frozen breaded chicken fingers at 400° for 15-18
minutes using the readycook air fry tray or bake them on a baking sheet according to the package
- In a medium saucepan add the butter and heat over medium heat until melted.
- Add to the melted butter Franks hot sauce, brown sugar, and water.
- Whisk to combine all the ingredients together.
- Simmer over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Expect the sauce mixture to bubble as its cooking.
- Continue to whisk while it's simmering and reducing.
- When the ingredients are fully combined and have reduced just slightly into a sauce consistency remove it from the heat.
- Allow the sauce to cool a bit. This will help it to thicken and stick to the chicken tenders.
- When the chicken tenders are fully cooked use tongs or a spatula to place them in the sauce.
- Flip them over to coat them completely with the sticky sauce.
- Serve with fries or tater tots on the side or on a salad or in a wrap.
Store leftover stick fingers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. Heat leftovers in the microwave for 60-90 seconds. Leftover stick fingers a great on a salad or in a wrap.
This amount of sauce will coat 8-10 medium chicken tenders. Double or triple the recipe as needed.
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Frigidaire AIRFRYTRAY Ready Cook Oven Insert, Silver
Frigidaire 30" Stainless Steel Freestanding Gas Range
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 743mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 16g
Nutrition information is an estimate.
In the Frigidaire Air Fry Range using the air fry function at 400° chicken tenders will take 18-20 minutes depending on their size.
Pros to an Air Fry Range:
You don’t have another kitchen appliance to sore or have on the countertop (this was huge for me)
The oven bakes evenly and 25% faster than a conventional oven with true convection and air fry functions
5 Burners, oval burner for griddle/grill (gas version)
Multi rack cooking at the same time, no turning or rotating food
Smudge-proof stainless steel or black stainless (both are gorgeous)
Pre heats extremely fast
Comes in gas, electric, and induction
Air fry four times as much food in one batch (compared to a countertop air fryer)
Cast iron griddle/grill is included (gas version)
Fast steam cleaning option
Quick boil burner
Edge to edge grates makes moving pans easy
Standard 30″ size
Burners and grates are easily removed for cleaning
The finger-licking is in the sauce. Looks delicious. I can see myself making sliders with some sweet Hawaiian Rolls. Thanks for sharing your recipe.