Simply put... you have to try these sweet and spicy sticky chicken fingers. Now. Today!! You'll love the sticky sauce with hints of sweetness and spice.
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Sweet and Spicy Sticky Chicken Fingers

Simply put... you have to try these sweet and spicy sticky chicken fingers. Now. Today!! You'll love the sticky sauce with hints of sweetness and spice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp eggs and about a of water whisked
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • Sauce:
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup Frank's hot sauce I used original
  • 2-3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 Tbsp water

Instructions

  • For the chicken:
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Set up your breading "station" by having three dishes all side by side. Place the flour in one dish, egg mixture in another, and the bread crumbs in the last dish.
  • Add your paprika and cayenne to your flour and stir together to combine.
  • Lightly salt and pepper your chicken, then coat chicken strip in flour. Place chicken in the egg mixture and turn to coat. Next, place the chicken in the breadcrumbs and press the bread crumbs into the chicken to coat thoroughly. Repeat with remaining chicken strips.
  • Place the chicken on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken is brown and cooked through.
  • For the Sauce:
  • Whisk the brown sugar, honey, and hot sauce together in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it bubbles. Add the garlic powder and water, and whisk to combine thoroughly.
  • Coat the chicken with the sauce and set aside on a serving plate. Garnish with green onions if desired.

Notes

** to make chicken tacos, place a chicken finger in the middle of a flour tortilla and top with desired toppings. I recommend avocado, corn salsa, purple cabbage, romaine lettuce and sour cream