Sticky Fingers

With the way economic times are right now, most households are making cut backs where ever they can. One of those areas to cut back on tends to be eating out. One place I love to eat out at is a restaurant called Winger’s. They have restaurants through out the U.S. but is mostly concentrated in the Western United States.

My absolute favorite thing to get there is the sticky fingers which is basically chicken fingers coated in Winger’s original amazing sauce. The sauce is basically like a spicy buffalo sauce. Then it is served with ranch dressing. A while back I found a copy cat version of Winger’s sauce on Favorite Family Recipes. Lately, I had been craving those sticky fingers and remembered I had this recipe. I had to give it a try.

It was perfect and very, very close to the original thing. Now I can have sticky finger’s at home when ever I get a craving for some! Delicious! Thanks to Erica for sharing this recipe.


Winger’s Copy Cat Sauce for sticky fingers (or what ever you like it on)

**Covers about 8 sticky fingers
3 Tbsp. Franks Hot Sauce (It has to be Franks Hot Sauce… no other sauce will taste as good)
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. water

Heat up hot sauce, brown sugar and water in a sauce pot until all the sugar dissolves ( I brought it to a boil and let it boil for a minute or two). That’s it.
You can use it to coat wings, popcorn chicken, etc. I used Tyson breaded chicken strips. You can get a big box of them at Sam’s Club or just get them at your local grocery store. Once you chicken is cooked pour sauce over or put chicken in a container with a lid, pour sauce over the chicken, cover with the lid and shake to coat chicken in the sauce.

Ranch Dipping Sauce

1 pk Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

Make according to package directions, except substitute buttermilk for the milk.

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17 comments on “Sticky Fingers

  • How do you keep the sauce from turning grainy when it cools. Am I not cooking it long enough? Trying to using it as a dressing on salad with grilled chicken instead of breaded. HELP!!

  • I keep coming back to this recipe whenever we need an easy meal. We’ve starting breading our own chicken strips and Sticky Fingers were our lazy meal option was when we lived close to a Wingers. Now that we don’t, it isn’t much more effort to make at home and tastes the same. Thanks for the recipe!

  • I have a friend who worked at Winger's in college. He said the original sauce is just Frank Redhot and brown sugar- that's it! The creamy amazing dressing is just ranch dressing with the original sauce mixed in. We don't live in Utah anymore, and so I will be making the sauce from scratch from now on. Oh how I miss Winger's!!!

  • We absolutely LOVE Wingers and we have talked a lot about figuring out their recipe but now I don't have to! I'm so excited about this post and thankful that you're spreading the word about my fave restaurant! 🙂


  • I LOVE sticky fingers! I have been buying the bottled sticky finger sauce for $6! I'm so excited to try this. When I make these, I do a salad, like the one they have at Wingers, with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, craisins, sticker fingers and the amazing dressing (ranch & sticky finger sauce)SO GOOD! Love it!

  • Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! We love the wings at Wingers, so I can't wait to try these!

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  • Yum! I like that there is a sweet component to the sauce. I make one that is more like a Buffalo sauce with 4 T Franks, 4 T butter, 2 T vinegar and 2 tsp salt.

    I think I will try yours for a party this weekend!

  • I crave these ALL of the time! I can't wait to try them out. Thanks for the recipe!!

  • My mouth is watering! I used to live by wingers and I miss their boneless wings SO MUCH! Can't wait to make these.

    I voted for you!

  • I've tried these and they are exactly like Wingers! I really can't get enough of them. They also taste very good dipped in blue cheese dressing- yum!

  • These sound amazingly tasty! Yum!

  • This is great!! We have B-W3 in Ohio and we love their wings – I imagine it's about the same. I'm excited to have this recipe since I don't get to eat out much anymore!! Thanks!

  • Thanks for the recipe. Cannot wait to try…we also have cut down our visits to local restaurants.

  • I am so excited for this recipe! I love Wingers, but we don't live close to one anymore. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

  • I've never even been to Wingers! Hubs love wings though, he makes his own though! I will have to show him this recipe!

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