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. My burger and fries meal is never complete without a good helping to coleslaw, I tried this recipe out and it just magnified the deliciousness of my meal by a 100.

  2. 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!!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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….

  9. 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.

  10. 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? 🙂

  11. 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. 🙂

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