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Here's How to Make Chick-fil-A's World-Famous Coleslaw

Theresa Edwards


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Theresa Edwards is a freelance writer and professional whiner. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her family where she enjoys reading, roller derby, and complaining about the heat.

Chick-fil-A got rid of their signature slaw, but you can make it at home with this recipe

It's hard not to love Chick-fil-A. They've got delicious sandwiches and hilarious advertisements, and they're closed on Sundays to let their employees be with their families (and we try to remember to be good people when a craving hits us on the weekend).

One disappointment? Last year, Chick-fil-A removed their much-beloved coleslaw from their menu. Luckily, they were kind enough to share the recipe before saying goodbye to it forever. Yes, it's gone, but that doesn't mean you can't make it yourself. The very same coleslaw that passed between the hallowed lips of Truett Cathy himself.

On the surface, it doesn't look all that different from any other coleslaw recipe. But if you've ever had Chick-fil-A's coleslaw before, you know it's almost magically tasty. Whenever you find yourself craving a fast-food-level (we mean that endearingly!) coleslaw recipe, this is the one that's gonna give you your fix.

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Chick-fil-A coleslaw recipe

Serves 6 – 8


  • 4 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 (10-ounce) bags fine shredded cabbage, chopped to 1/4 inch long
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, dry mustard and salt until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the mayonnaise and whisk until combined.
  3. Add cabbage and carrots and switch to a mixing spoon or spatula and mix to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

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That's it! Thanks for saving us from missing this recipe forever, Chick-fil-A.

A version of this article was originally published in January 2016.

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