Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

If you’re looking to make the very best coleslaw 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 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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Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

Yield: serves 6-8

Prep Time:5 minutes, plus 2 hour chill time


  • 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!

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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!

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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!

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

  1. 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. 🙂

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

  3. 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? 🙂

  4. 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.

  5. 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….

  6. Claire L watson

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

  7. sue

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

  8. steve

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

  9. 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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