Chick fil A Coleslaw

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Crunchy cabbage is tossed in a tangy and sweet dressing in this Chick Fil A Coleslaw. Making this beloved menu item is a breeze, now that the once secret recipe is well known.

a bowl of chick fil a style coleslaw with cabbage and carrots

Chick fil A Coleslaw

If you’re looking for an easy side dish, this cole slaw recipe is an excellent choice. I am a big fan of pretty much all things shredded cabbage. The texture it brings to the table makes it a frequent flyer in my veggie box.

The flavors are well balanced between tangy and sweet, and while it is a creamy coleslaw, it avoids becoming too heavy. A batch of this slaw pairs well with a light lunch of deli sandwiches, but it would also be at home beside more substantial dinners like pulled pork, roast chicken, or meatloaf.

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Chick fil A coleslaw was cut from the restaurant’s menus back in 2016 as part of an initiative to present healthier options. But, in a wonderful twist, the chain released the recipe to the public.

After more than 70 years of secrecy, the recipe is available to anyone who wants it. I’ve slightly adapted that recipe below. But, if you’re craving the flavors of the original, I think you’ll be pleased with the results!

a large serving of chick fil a coleslaw on a ceramic plate.

Chick-fil-A Coleslaw

The original Chick-fil-A recipe calls for (2) 10-ounce bags of coleslaw max. We like our coleslaw to have slightly larger pieces, though. So, I prefer to chop green cabbage by hand when possible.

However, to be authentic to the restaurant’s original recipe, you’ll want to buy finely shredded coleslaw mix or cut the cabbage to be as small as possible.

A large white bowl with a blue rim, full of shredded cabbage.

Chick fil A Coleslaw Recipe

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • white vinegar
  • sugar
  • dry mustard
  • kosher salt
  • mayonnaise
  • head of green cabbage
  • carrot (shredded)
shredded carrot has been piled atop the chopped cabbage in a large white bowl.

To begin, whisk vinegar, sugar, mustard, and salt together in a large bowl. Continue whisking until the sugar has dissolved. Then, add the mayonnaise and whisk again to mix.

Add the cabbage and carrots to the mixing bowl and toss to coat. Cover with a lid or transfer to an airtight container before placing 10th in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

the ingredients have been mixed together and are ready to be dressed.

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a large serving of chick fil a coleslaw on a ceramic plate.

Chick-fil-A Coleslaw

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Crunchy cabbage is tossed in a tangy and sweet dressing in this Chick Fil A Coleslaw. Making this beloved menu item is a breeze, now that the secret recipe has been made public.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients 

  • 4 teaspoons vinegar (white)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 medium head of green cabbage core removed, very thinly sliced, and roughly chopped, about 8 cups
  • 1 medium carrot shredded, about ¼ cup

Instructions

  • Combine the vinegar, sugar, mustard, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine and continue whisking until the sugar has dissolved. Add the mayonnaise and whisk again to mix.
  • Add the cabbage and carrots to the mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Cover with a lid or transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Notes

The original recipe calls for (2) 10-ounce bags of coleslaw max. We like our coleslaw to have slightly larger pieces, so I prefer to chop green cabbage by hand when possible. However, to be authentic to the original Chick-fil-A recipe, you’ll want to buy finely shredded coleslaw mix or cut the cabbage to be as small as possible.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal · Carbohydrates: 11g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 17g · Saturated Fat: 3g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g · Monounsaturated Fat: 4g · Trans Fat: 0.04g · Cholesterol: 9mg · Sodium: 221mg · Potassium: 179mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 8g · Vitamin A: 1123IU · Vitamin C: 34mg · Calcium: 40mg · Iron: 1mg
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  1. Lettie says

    5 stars
    Thanks for reminding me about this slaw. I was sad when they pulled it from the menu. This tastes exactly like I remember it.