For those of you who have never been to Winger's Restaurant, let me tell you that you are missing out. Their Amazing sauce is delicious! Specially on chicken fingers. My husband and I were just there last week and I told him that I really wanted to learn how to make the sauce and I was going to figure it out. Lucky for me, I didn't have to experiment much as someone had already come up with the perfect copy-cat recipe! Anyway, I found the sauce recipe on a site called "Favorite Family Recipes" (I'll put a link on the side of this blog), and it really tastes just like the sauce from the restaurant! Amazing!!!!
I believe the chicken fingers from the restaurant are fried so I wanted to do a healthier version and decided to find a recipe that is baked. After much searching, I found a perfect, and super easy recipe from Rachael Ray's Show.
I made this for dinner last night and it turned out delicious, hope you enjoy it!
3 Tbsp Franks RedHot Original Sauce
2 Tbsp water
3/4 c brown sugar
Heat all of the ingredients in a saucepan until all the sugar is dissolved, it will have the consistency of syrup. Anyway, I actually doubled the recipe because I didn't think it would make enough. I'm glad I did, and ended up with about a cup of sauce. We had enough to coat the chicken and also some more for dipping.
1 1/2 lbs chicken
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c milk
1 c flour
2 c bread crumbs (mine were Italian-seasoned, but they don't have to be seasoned)
Salt and pepper
Salt and pepper
You can buy the chicken tenders or just use boneless chicken breasts cut into thin strips (this is what I did). You will need three shallow dishes. In one you will mix the eggs and milk, in another place the bread crumbs and in the third the flour with some salt and pepper to season.
You need to season the chicken with some salt and pepper, then coat the chicken with the flour (remove any excess), then dip in the egg mixture, then coat with the breadcrumbs. Place the chicken tenders on a baking pan or cookie sheet that has been lined with aluminum foil (See picture below). Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
When chicken tenders are done, dip them in the amazing sauce until they are completely covered. I accompanied this meal with some steamed rice, steamed broccoli, and a baked potato. You could just make the chicken tenders or wings as an appetizer on their own.
p.s. The rice tastes super good with a little bit of sauce over it.