Are you a fan of Chick-fil-A cole slaw? In December 2015 the Atlanta GA based company announced they would be removing it from their menu and released the recipe to the public on their website. I admit I was a little disappointed, as this is one of the few fast food places I really enjoy and often order cole slaw when I take my kids there for a quick weekend lunch. After all it's not just the chicken that we enjoy.
Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw
I'm certain many of you feel the same way so, I wanted to pay homage to this fast food classic and pass along the recipe for you to enjoy in your homes. Make a batch to accompany fried chicken, pinto beans and corn bread, pulled pork sandwiches or beef barbecue. It's not too shabby piled high on a chili dog, either. Cole slaw is a long-time Southern classic and we say "thank you" to Chick-fil-a for sharing the recipe with us all. I also have a copycat version of their Chick-fil-A Sauce as well as my take on their Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing here in the MSSK recipe index.
Dishes to Serve with Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw
Cole slaw complements so many entrees, it's hard to go wrong. Just a few classics you may enjoy:
- Southern Fried Chicken is always a winning entrée to serve with cole slaw.
- Easy Popcorn Chicken for the kiddos who prefer bite size fried chicken.
- Slow Cooked Dr Pepper Barbecue Beef piled high on toasted Kaiser rolls makes a feast fit for a king.
- Sticky Maple Barbecue Chicken goes like hand in glove with a side of crunchy slaw.
- We North Carolinians love our Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Barbecue cooked low and slow.
- Spicy Shrimp Kabobs for the seafood fans at your table from Gimme Some Grilling
picture credit Chick-fil-A
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw
- 4 teaspoons vinegar
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup real mayonnaise
- 2 10 oz bags finely shredded cabbage chopped (about 6-8 cups)
- ¼ cup carrots diced
- Whisk vinegar, sugar, mustard and salt together until sugar is dissolved. Add mayonnaise and whisk to mix.
- Add cabbage and carrots. Mix to combine.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours and serve.
Love Chick=fil-A Chicken & Cole Slaw.....thanks for posting this.....
Can you use regular mustard in place of dry?
It wouldn't be the same.
My husband loves it!! Thank you!!!
It's my pleasure, thanks!
Does anyone know if Chick -fil -a used a particular brand of mayonnaise? If so, please share.
I was wondering the same thing because after many attempts with many different brands, I could not get the same taste. I recently contacted them asking which mayonnaise they used and I got this response...
The coleslaw used to be made with bulk heavy mayonnaise from Kraft. We switched to a cole slaw dressing a few years ago, which took the place of the mayonnaise. The cole slaw dressing was made exclusively for us, but it was made by Marzetti which also sells dressings in the grocery store. You may be able to find a similar slaw dressing by Marzetti in the grocery store.
So I headed to the store and got the basic Marzetti cole slaw dressing (blue label) from my local Wal-Mart. I chopped a head of cabbage in my food processor, then 2 carrots in the food processor and then added half a jar of the Marzetti cole slaw dressing. The dressing contains all the other ingredients listed in the 'official' Chick-fil-a recipe so I didn't add anything else.
After about two hours, the recipe was close but still had a little bit of a tangy flavor to it. I tried it today (after it was in the refrigerator overnight) and OMG, it tastes the same as what I remember. Apparently after sitting overnight the initial extra tangy flavor goes away. My daughter and I think it is exact but my husband thinks it is still slightly off (but likes it better). Marzetti has another version of the cole slaw salad that I want to try (southern style) just to compare the taste but I'm still very happy with what I made already.
I'm so happy now as this way my favorite item on Chick-fil-a's menu! Hope this helps!
I click on the link for KFC's cole slaw and keep getting Chick-fil-A's. Any clue of how to get KFC's?
So for those who have never made cole slaw before, do you use white or apple cider vinegar?
They use white vinegar in their slaw but, either will work.
I have been making my coleslaw dressing like this for years except I had a little sour and shred my own cabbage so to me this is not a secret recipe
I make cole slaw a bit more detailed than this one. I'm not sure it's a "secret" recipe but brands are usually pretty tight lipped about their recipes. Secret or not I always enjoyed it!
Sour cream with cabbage 😝😝hope everyone hads their own toilet in your house!!!!