Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

If you;re looking to make the very best cole slaw recipe, this copycat Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw is made for you!

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This Copycat Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw recipe is amazing! This is the perfect side dish to any BBQ or potluck!

You know when you go out to a BBQ joint or a mom and pops restaurant and your meal is served with that sad little cup of coleslaw?

You didn’t ask for it.

You’re not paying for it.

And there is a really good chance it’s going to end up in the trash at the end of your meal.

This Copycat Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw recipe is amazing! This is the perfect side dish to any BBQ or potluck!

But the cole slaw from Chick-fil-A is different. It’s delicious.

You need to order it as a side dish. It’s optional. You choose it and pay for it!

Sadly, though, they made an announcement and as of this week it is no longer available.

Fortunately, the kind people over at Chick-fil-A (seriously, no joke, they are so kind) have given the world their recipe.

So I made, and loved it, and it tastes just like the original (well, I guess it IS the original). And thought I would share it with you in case you love cole slaw as much as I do! Here it is. in all it’s original glory.

Well, kinda original. The recipe calls for two bags of shredded cabbage and 1/4 cup shredded carrots. I bought shredded cole slaw mix instead (1. my grocery store didn’t sell shredded cabbage and 2. I wasn’t about to hand shred…I mean, c’mon now).

The flavor of this cole slaw is perfect. Not too sweet, not too vinegary…it’s JUST RIGHT. Try it. You’ll see.

This Copycat Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw recipe is amazing! This is the perfect side dish to any BBQ or potluck!

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Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

Yield: serves 6-8

Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus 2 hour chill time

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 bags (14 oz each) shredded cole slaw mix

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayo, vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, and salt until smooth.
  2. Add in shredded cole slaw mix and fold over with spatula until completely coated. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

If you love Cole Slaw I think you should serve it with this:

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Root Beer Pulled Pork: all pork sandwiches should be served with a side of cole slaw!

Here are a few of my favorite “other” salads:

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Broccoli Salad: one of my favorite potluck dishes!

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Pistachio Fluff Salad: the perfect sweet “salad” to go with your dinner!

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Loaded Potato Salad: looking for the perfect potato salad recipe? Here you go!

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This Copycat Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw recipe is amazing! This is the perfect side dish to any BBQ or potluck!

26 comments on “Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw”

  1. This is fantastic! I love Chick-fil-a’s coleslaw!

  2. Oh I love that you got the recipe for us, Aimee. Thank you. Can’t wait to try. I didn’t realize they took it off the menu. The perfect side.

  3. Did they say why they took something so loved off the menu? Glad you got the recipe though! I love coleslaw with a barbeque sandwich!

  4. My husband LOVES the cole slaw at Chick fil A… I had no clue they were 86-ing it!  What the what??  He’s going to be pissed, but then be Oh-so happy that he can now have it whenever he wants!  Thanks for posting this!  Can’t wait to make it!  Pinned!  Cheers and thanks for sharing the YUM!  🙂

  5. I’ve never had Chick-fil-A’s cole slaw, but now I want to try it! That’s sooo nice of them to share the recipe!

  6. I can’t wait to try this, I love their cole slaw!

  7. I can’t believe they handed over their recipe! I wish someone like Cinnabon would do that so we would all just finally know 🙂 This cole slaw looks awesome. I am a cole slaw fanatic!

  8. I’ve got to say that cole slaw is my favorite picnic side dish! This looks great!

  9. Linda

    Love it. Thank you so very much sad they’re getting rid of it. What a shame.

  10. I didn’t know they were getting rid of the cole slaw…how sad!  But nice that they share the recipe.  I make mine that way too, but minus the dry mustard.  That must be the secret ingredient. And yes, those pre-shredded bags are the way to go!

  11. Terry

    THANK YOU!!  I drive to Chick-Fil-A to buy coleslaw for BBQ’s — it’s that good (and never gets watery)!  I’m so happy to have this recipe!!  I think I’m a pretty good cook, but their cole slaw beats mine every time. 😉

  12. brenda

    tried this recipe & it was delicious! replaced sugar w/ honey. it was delicious

  13. Beth B

    Chick-Fil-A is the nicest restaurant!  Service is excellent and the staff is always so friendly and willing to accommodate, so I’m not surprised they gave out this recipe.  Food is good, too!  They’ve added a kale salad, so maybe that’s why they’ve taken away cole slaw.  I’m not a kale lover, though.  Thanks for this recipe.  It’s a keeper.

  14. Anonymous

    Sounds like my mom’s coleslaw except she added onions to hers but everything else is the same. So isn’t original with Chic Fil A. The onions make it awesome.

  15. Anonymous

    This Cole Slaw was AWESOME!!! I love chick-fil-a’s coleslaw, and was so sad to see them discontinue it. I made this for a gathering and was very pleased with how it came out. It tasted wonderful!!

  16. Can’t wait to try this!!! YUMMY

  17. Sookieindigo

    This recipe is great. I did not use is powdered mustard I use ground mustard from my refrigerator. I also added cranberries, it was delicious. With cranberries, I loved it.

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