Copycat Chick-fil-A Coleslaw Recipe

Now that summer is almost here and it’s time to bring out the grill to do some cooking outdoors, we need some light, fresh side dishes to go alongside the hamburgers, ribs and steak. This delicious copycat Chick-fil-A coleslaw recipe is just the thing to serve to your friends and family, and takes only minutes to prepare!

When Chick-fil-A discontinued their yummy coleslaw recipe last year, so many of their fans were disappointed not to be able to eat this yummy salad any longer. But fortunately, the company decided to release their recipe to the public so that we can make it at home ourselves!

small white bowl of copycat chick fil a coleslaw next to napkin and fork.

I’ve made one slight change to this coleslaw recipe, in that I don’t chop up the cabbage into super small pieces, although you definitely could if you wanted that really authentic Chick-fil-A experience. I think it’s easier to just purchase the bagged coleslaw mix at the store, which includes some carrot and red cabbage pieces. And when it’s hot in the kitchen, you want to get out of there as quickly as possible!


This recipe is so easy to make that it’s a great thing to hand over to your kids to make. They really can’t mess it up, but they will really be proud of themselves when they see how they can contribute to the family dinner.

ingredients for copycat chick fil a coleslaw.

To begin, you’ll want to gather your ingredients together: 2 bags of coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, white vinegar, dry mustard, sugar and kosher salt.

mixing bowl with salad dressing and whisk inside.

Mix the dressing ingredients in a large bowl…one that is big enough for you to be able to toss all the ingredients together comfortably. It’s a good idea to use a whisk to mix up the dressing so that it is completely lump-free.

shredded cabbage and carrot in a bowl with coleslaw dressing poured on top.

Add your coleslaw mix to the bowl and stir with a spatula to combine. You want to make sure to completely cover all the cabbage with the dressing.

Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for at least two hours, or even overnight. And that’s all there is to it! Didn’t I tell you it was easy?

This delicious copycat coleslaw recipe is a simple side dish to make for just about any meal. Its classic creamy taste will win over your family and no one will know how easy it was to make!
5 from 1 vote

Copycat Chick-fil-A Coleslaw Recipe

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword coleslaw recipe, side dish salad
Author Erin Myers


  • 2 bags 14 oz each shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayo, vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, and salt until smooth.
  2. Once sauce is fully mixed, add in shredded coleslaw mix and fold over with spatula until fully coated. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Enjoy!

My family and I love to eat this salad along with grilled bratwurst or hamburgers. There’s nothing like a cool and crunchy bite of salad to go with the grill flavor on the meat!

I hope you and your family enjoy this easy-to-make copycat Chick-fil-A coleslaw recipe this summer!


Can I ask you a favor?

If you love this content, will you consider sharing it with your friends? All you have to do is click the button to your favorite social media platform! Thank you so much for helping me to reach others with this message!

You may also like:

About The Author

7 thoughts on “Copycat Chick-fil-A Coleslaw Recipe”

  1. blank

    Coleslaw is a favorite at our house too. I use a family recipe that I’ve been eating since I was little. I was surprised to see mustard powder in this recipe. I’ll have to give it a try.

  2. blank

    5 stars
    I am so excited to have this recipe, I love the coleslaw from Chick Fil A! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating