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Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw Recipe (Copycat)

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This Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw recipe is an easy side dish to put together. It has just enough sweetness and crunch to make it a delicious compliment to any meal.

If you are looking for a family-friendly side dish that doesn’t require turning on the stove, then this is the recipe for you. With this homemade coleslaw recipe, there is no need to be sad that the Chick-Fil-A slaw is discontinued- you can make it at home now!

Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw served in a silver bowl on a floral design tablecloth.

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What is Chik-Fil-A coleslaw?

Chik-Fila-A’s discontinued coleslaw was a beloved side dish. With its crisp cabbage, carrots, and tangy dressing, it was the perfect complement to their iconic chicken sandwiches.

But now, there’s hope! I’ve brought you this Chick-Fil-A copycat recipe so we can still recreate that nostalgic flavor right in our own kitchens.

Why you should make this Chick-Fil-A coleslaw recipe

  • Tastes just like Chick-Fil-A coleslaw – It has the perfect combination of flavors. Not too spicy, not too sweet.
  • Ready in minutes – This recipe will be ready long before your main dish is done cooking.
  • Good for any occasion – This is the perfect side dish to bring to a potluck or BBQ or as a side dish for a regular meal.

Ingredients for Chick-Fil-A coleslaw recipe

Ingredients of Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw in an individual glass bowls sitting on a white countertop.
  • Mayonnaise– This is key- Do not try to substitute Miracle Whip for this recipe!
  • White Sugar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar– Apple cider vinegar has a slightly sweet taste that makes it better for this recipe than white vinegar
  • English-style Mustard– You can also substitute Dijon if you don’t have English-style mustard on hand
  • Salt
  • Coleslaw Mix– Or shred your own mixture of cabbage and carrots!

Substitutions and Variations

  • Add a small amount of sour cream for an extra tangy coleslaw.
  • Add some spice to it by using spicy brown mustard instead of English-style mustard.
  • You can also make it spicy by adding 1 teaspoon of sriracha sauce to the coleslaw dressing.
  • Add dill pickles, celery, and crushed potato chips to the coleslaw for a more Tex-Mex twist.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How to Make Copycat Chickfila Coleslaw

A collage of 2 bowls mayonnaise and sugar.
  1. In a large bowl, stir or whisk together the mayonnaise and sugar until sugar appears to be mostly dissolved. (Photos 1 & 2)
Collage of mixing the ingredients of Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw in a white bowls.
  1. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, and salt to taste. (Photos 3 & 4)
  2. Add the coleslaw mix and toss to coat completely in the coleslaw dressing. (Photo 5)
  3. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor, but it can be served immediately as well.
Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw in a sliver bowl.

Recipe Tips

  • Instead of using pre-shredded coleslaw mix, you can shred your own cabbage and carrots and use that.
  • For this recipe to taste like the Chick fil a coleslaw you will need to use mayo and not Miracle Whip.
  • White vinegar can be used instead of apple cider vinegar, but you may need to add a pinch more sugar.
  • Make this recipe vegan by using egg-free mayo.
big bow of Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw.

Recipe FAQs

Is this Chick-fil-a slaw recipe gluten-free?

Yes, it is, as long as you use gluten-free mayo.

How long does coleslaw stay fresh in the fridge?

Coleslaw will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Can I sub Miracle Whip for the mayo?

I would not do this. It will affect the taste and texture of the recipe.

Can I substitute white vinegar for apple cider vinegar?

This is fine. You may want to add a pinch more sugar because apple cider vinegar has a slight sweetness.

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Bowl of Copycat Chick-fil-a Coleslaw.
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Copycat Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Salad, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yields 6 Servings
This Copycat Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw is easy to make and it tastes just like the real thing. Perfect side dish for your next grill night.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, stir or whisk together the mayonnaise and sugar until sugar appears to be mostly dissolved.
    1 cup Mayonnaise,¼ cup White Sugar
  • Stir in the vinegar, mustard, and salt, to taste.
    4 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar,½ teaspoon English-style Mustard,½ teaspoon Salt
  • Add the coleslaw mix and toss to coat completely in the coleslaw dressing.
    6 cups shredded 3 color Coleslaw Mix
  • Refrigerate overnight for best flavor, but it can be served immediately as well.

Notes

  • Instead of using pre-shredded coleslaw mix, you can shred your own cabbage and carrots and use that.
  • For this recipe to taste like the Chick fil a coleslaw you will need to use mayo and not Miracle Whip.
  • White vinegar can be used instead of apple cider vinegar, but you may need to add a pinch more sugar.
  • Make this recipe vegan by using egg-free mayo.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup Calories: 305kcal (15%) Carbohydrates: 13g (4%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 28g (43%) Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 16mg (5%) Sodium: 479mg (21%) Potassium: 129mg (4%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 11g (12%) Vitamin A: 93IU (2%) Vitamin C: 26mg (32%) Vitamin D: 0.1µg (1%) Calcium: 31mg (3%) Iron: 0.4mg (2%)

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Chik-fil-a coleslaw is pretty much the only one I’ll eat, so I am dying to try this recipe! It looks like it will be spot on. Thank you!

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