Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Gluten Free Copycat Wingers Sticky Fingers

"There are some foods that take you back to certain times and places with just one bite. One of those foods for me is Winger's sticky fingers.

For those not familiar with Winger's, it's a Utah-based chain that specializes in chicken wings and sticky fingers: a type of chicken finger coated in sweet-spicy sauce. It's delicious, and reminds me of going to Winger's on game nights in college because the local restaurant had game day special. It reminds of me good times, great wins and wonderful food."  - From the original Sticky Fingers Copycat Post.

When I found out that I needed to go gluten free, this recipe was one of the first things I was determined to make gluten free AND delicious. After a little experimenting, I have come up with a fantastic gluten free version. While it doesn't match the original restaurant recipe as much as the gluten filled version, it is so good that you don't feel like you are missing out at all! I can't lie, we have had it once a week since I went gluten free. Yum!

3-4 chicken breasts or cutlets
1/2 cup gluten free flour (I like Bob's 1 to 1 Flour)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup gluten free bread crumbs ( I use Glutinos)
2 eggs

Sticky Finger Sauce
1/3 cup buffalo sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Pound the chicken into 1/2" thick cutlets. Cut into strips.
  2. Combine flour, onion powder, garlic salt, paprika and black pepper in a large, flat glass container. Mix well.
  3. Coat all sides of chicken strips in the flour mixture.
  4. Dip each chicken strip in the egg and then coat in the gluten free bread crumbs.
  5. Lay all coated chicken strips on a sprayed cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Prepare sauce by combining all sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until it just begins to boil. Remove from heat.
  8. Once chicken is cooked, toss in the sauce and serve hot.
  9. Serve with ranch dressing.
With just a few substitutes, you have an amazing and gluten free version of a classic! 

Bobs Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour 5lb
Glutino Gluten Free Breadcrumbs, 12 Ounce Bags (Pack of 4)
Frank's Redhot Franks Red Hot Sauce, 23 oz

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Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

I have some family members who are on a gluten free diet and I am always looking for things to serve them when they visit. This looks like it would be a hit for sure!

Cynthia @craftoflaughter said...

Love all the gluten free recipes I've been seeing! So much variety! I need to make this recipe!

Amanda Love said...

It's a really easy recipe to put together and it's perfect for fame day! Aside from that, I also don't mind serving this for lunch! The sauce is packed with flavor!

Taylor Mobley said...

That is such an easy recipe and a healthy one at that! I love that most people are working hard to put out easy, healthy recipes. I can't wait to put this on my list of meals to try next week.

Kimberly Stroh said...

My kid would totally try this! It looks quick for a weeknight meal too. I love that!

Nicole Escat said...
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Nicole Escat said...

I really love Gluten free recipe especially for my son, I am going to try this recipe

Jena Proctor said...

I love that you made this gluten free, for a long time people with gluten allergies were limited in what they could eat. This new trend is great for those who truly suffer with the allergy.

Carolyn @ Fennell Seeds said...

We are not Gluten-Free but these look delicious. We love hot wings here so my kids and husband would love to have these for dinner.

Kiwi said...

Wow even wings can be gluten free? Good to know!

Stacey said...

I've never heard of Winger's before, but I love making recipes that resemble meals from restaurants. I'm sure those who are gluten free appreciate this so much too!

Amanda Rosson said...

This looks so good and I love that it's gluten free!! Never heard of Winger's before but I love it when blogs do these "copycat" recipes ^^

Robin Rue said...

This looks like such a great alternative to a gluten free diet. I am going to have to give them a shot.

Hannah and Sara said...

I'm such a sucker for some great chicken tenders/wingers. These ones look so good. I love that you added some garlic and paprika to the mix. Love those two with chicken!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that this recipe is gluten free. It's nice to see that there are yummy recipes like these for those on modified diets.

Karina Pacheco said...

My daughter loves chicken fingers! This recipe sounds delicious and so easy to make. Love that the ingredients are found easily, will try and make this very soon.

CourtneyLynne said...

Oooooo yum!!!! We love chicken fingers in the household!!! They are hubby's favorite food! I will have to give your recipe a try