Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

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

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 coleslaw 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 coleslaw 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 coleslaw 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 coleslaw 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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Yield: serves 6-8

Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw
Prep Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 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


  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:


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:


Broccoli Salad: one of my favorite potluck dishes!


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


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

If you love today’s Cole Slaw recipe, here are a few more recipes you may enjoy:

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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68 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.

  18. Ellen

    What are the ingredients in the “Cole slaw mix”? I can see cabbage and carrots, maybe some leeks… Any apple? I want to try this because I love coleslaw, but I have never seen any cole slaw mix here in Norway. 

  19. Anonymous

    My mom makes the best Cole slaw. My friends begged for it. I will have to look deep to find the recipe since my mom is gone and when I find it I will post it

  20. Amelia

    if I make and save overnite for tomorrow evening, will not the slaw turn brown? tks

  21. Joann

    Hi Aimee, Thanks so much for posting this recipe. My mom loved Chick-Fil-A’s cole slaw, she stopped by one day to get her some and they told her it had been discontinued and she got very upset. She asked them why and they said it didn’t sell that well. We live in Virginia. I know Arby’s stopped selling the “Loaded Baked Potatoes ” too, very sad, but that’s not a big problem though can I make my own at home. But thanks again for posting this I will be making it for my mom. 🙂

  22. Do you have the portions for dressing?
    This is a dream-come-true !

  23. Berglind

    Hello, I live in Iceland and we dont have bags of coleslaw or bags of cabbage so could you tell me ca how many cups the cabbage is? 🙂

  24. Barb

    I halved the recipe and used one 16 oz. bag and the dressing didn’t covered it enough so I had to make the other half of the dressing. Is good but I still prefer KFC.

  25. Lin

    I followed this recipe as written (which I usually don’t do). I only had enough mayo to make a half recipe so thought I’d give it a go.  OMGosh!!  It was so tasty that I actually ran up to the store to buy more mayo to make another batch…I cannot say it is just like CFA coleslaw since I have never had any of their coleslaw but I can say it is the best coleslaw I’ve ever had…..thanks for sharing….

  26. Claire L watson

    Good basic coleslaw, nice balance of mayo and vinegar, but I think the hyperbole is excessive. It’s just regular coleslaw.

  27. sue

    This was so good. I used 1/2 greek yogurt and 1/2 mayo to cut back on calories.

  28. steve

    Good recipe but I used raw apple vinegar instead of white and diced apple also.

  29. Definitely your chick fil a cole slaw is awesomeness! This is a great recipe Aimee, as you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely, in fact have made it again since. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Cheryl

    Thank you thank you thank you for this recipe!!!!! it’s the BEST coleslaw!!

  39. Rachael Yerkes

    Oh man, this is the best ever!

  40. lauren kelly

    I am saving this recipe because my kids LOVE cole slaw! Thank you!

  41. Kristyn

    I love coleslaw!! It’c crunchy, tasty, & just the perfect side for so many dishes! Chick fil A’s is delicious, so I am glad I can make it at home!

  42. Yum their cole slaw is the best! Thanks for this recipe! 

  43. Anonymous

    Use Mayo either a touch of sour cream or milk – regular yellow mustard n apple cider vingar not white – salt – pepper touch of garlic granular – little sugar to balance the tart ñ sweet or make it tart no sugar. fresh grated carrot ñ fresh cut cabbage is better than the bag in my many many years of cooking ñ making coleslaw. Cover ñ chill.

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  47. That chick fil a cole slaw is stunning. Will have to try this for my family. Thanks so much!

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  52. Barb

    I’m not a big mayo fan, so 1/2c mayo,  1/2 c sour cream, 1T of lemon juice, 1/8 c sugar, 4 tsp white wine vinegar, 1/8 tsp dry mustard, fresh cracked pepper and chopped red onion.  Into the fridge for a least 45 mins.  Turned out delicious!!

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  56. Amy

    Yummy!!  I love his dressing. ❤️🤗

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