Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw Recipe

If you’re looking to make the very best coleslaw recipe, this copycat Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw is made for you! Creamy and delicious, it’s the perfect potluck recipe.

Cole slaw in a clear glass bowl for serving.

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.

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 it is no longer available.

Favorite Potluck Recipes: Macaroni Salad | Loaded Potato Salad

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

How to make the best Coleslaw Recipe

Fortunately, the kind people over at Chick-fil-A (seriously, no joke, it is their pleasure) have given the world their recipe.

So I made it, 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.

Step 1: Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, and salt in a mixing bowl until smooth and creamy!

Step 2: Add in shredded coleslaw mix and fold over until completely coated.

PRO TIP: The Chick fil A coleslaw recipe calls for two bags of shredded cabbage and 1/4 cup shredded carrots. I bought shredded coleslaw mix instead! Huge saver.

Step 3: Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, or overnight. Serve and enjoy!

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!

What you’ll need for Coleslaw recipe:

If you want a quick glance at what’s needed for today’s recipe, look no further. For the printable recipe with measurements, scroll all the way down!

Coleslaw Ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise
  • White Vinegar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Dry Mustard
  • Kosher Salt
  • Shredded Cole Slaw Mix

More Potluck Recipes:

Yield: serves 6-8

Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

If you're looking to make the very best coleslaw recipe, this copycat Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw is made for you! Creamy and delicious, it's the perfect potluck recipe.


  • 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!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Recipe originally published January 21, 2016

The BEST Copycat Chick fil A Coleslaw recipe. Creamy and zesty just like you expect it to taste!

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Posted on June 25, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. How far ahead can you make the dressing? Would it last 2 or 3 days refrigerated without putting it in the cabbage mixture?

  2. I have never measured anything when I make coleslaw. Taste is the key as it is always mayo, sugar and vinegar (apple cider is best) The key that sets mine apart and people love is some mustard seed which gives any coleslaw some zip ! It gets a little heat with time. To me most coleslaw is too bland without the seeds. I hope you try some I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

    1. I am trying this with 3 Splenda packets. Pretty good on first taste. Will re-evaluate after it sits for a few hours. Might need one more packet. I’d say just start out with 2-3 and go by taste. 😊Have a blessed day!

  3. I used Miracle Whip and it was delicious. I have no idea what Chik a Fil Coleslaw tastes like so it worked for us. Really simple too 🙂

      1. I agree, NO Maricle Whip! (But I’m no a fan of MW 🤭) this looks delish! Will need to make it for sure. Thank you for sharing.

      1. I shredded my own small head of cabbage and 2 carrots instead of using bagged simply because I needed to use it up. Followed the “sauce” ingredients exactly! It was the most delicious slaw recipe I’ve ever tasted (I’ve never eaten at a Chick-fil-A!) Yum! It’ll be my go to recipe for slaw from now on! 👍👍

    1. Yes, just cut everything into half. Make to let set in refrigerator for a couple hours. Overnight for best results. It will become creamer the longer it sets.

  4. To cut down on the sodium (for my hubby), I left the salt out completely and we didn’t miss it at all. Also used a light mayo for the same reason. He loves this dressing!

  5. Just made this for a funeral.  Super simple and slimply the tastiest!  I will make this forever.  Never had chick fillets, love this recipe!  Tyty

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