Gator-fil-a Nuggets and Gator-fil-a Sauce

You ever plan on getting Chick-Fil-A and then realize it’s the Lord’s day? There is nothing worse than craving those delicious crispy nuggets from Chick-fil-a on a Sunday. I came up with a recipe that will hit the spot, but with a fun gator nuggets twist.

Gator-fil-a Nuggets and Gator-fil-a Sauce
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Gator-fil-a Nuggets and Gator-fil-a Sauce

Fill your Sunday Chick-fil-a cravings with some gator-fil-a nuggets!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Marinate Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Fast Food
Keyword: American, Chick-fil-a, Gator, Nuggets
Servings: 6
Author: Sophie May




  • 2 lbs gator cut into bite size “nugget” pieces
  • 2 C milk
  • 1 C pickle juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 3.5 C flour
  • 6 T powdered sugar
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 4.5 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • peanut oil enough to fry


  • 1 C mayo
  • 4 tsp mustard
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 T honey
  • 2 T BBQ sauce I used hickory flavor
  • 1 tsp paprika plus more to taste/color


  • Mix milk, pickle juice and eggs together in a small bowl. Place gator in a Ziplock bag with the milk mixture.
  • Marinate 2-4 hours (the longer the marination time the more of a pickle flavor there will be).
  • In a shallow dish, like a pie dish, mix together the flour, powdered sugar, corn starch, salt and ground pepper.
  • Dredge the marinating nuggets in the flour mixture.
  • Heat 2 inches of peanut oil in a deep frying pan. When you drop a bit of the flour in, it should sizzle (~375 degrees).
  • Place the nuggets in the hot oil carefully. Cook until done and golden brown (~3-6 minutes).


  • Mix all of the sauce ingredients together.


*You can buy small bottles of Chick-fil-a sauce at many grocery stores and even Chick-fil-a.
Gator-fil-a Nuggets and Gator-fil-a Sauce

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