Chik-Fil-A® Slaw (Copycat) Recipe -
Chik-Fil-A(R) Slaw (Copycat) Recipe
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Chik-Fil-A® Slaw (Copycat)

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"Very close to the slaw you get at Chik-Fil-A®."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Toss cabbage and carrot together in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over the cabbage mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2013

I make this but I never have buttermilk. So for the half cup of milk I add one tsp. white vinegar and let it rest five minutes. Or double the recipe if needed. Also for extra crunch if I have them I shred radishes into the slaw. Great recipe as is I really hate to tweet someone's recipe. One more thing, I don't use a box shredder. Use a knife and slice and chop as thin as possible. The slaw won't get as soggy, and will last another day without being to wet.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2014

It's ok,


10 Ratings

Jan 11, 2014

Gotta say, this is pretty darn close. My cole slaw typically has a thicker dressing, but the restaurant slaw doesn't, so this one is spot on. Followed the recipe to the letter, and this is a good copycat recipe.

Jan 15, 2014

Delicious! I've never had Chik-Fil-A's slaw, but we loved this one. It is more on the sweeter side and has a thinner dressing as lutzflcat mentioned. This actually sort of reminded me of KFC's slaw. I will def be making this one again and again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Aug 04, 2014

Great cole slaw dressing recipe! This now replaces the dressing that I had always made. For extra color and crunch I add some finely diced green pepper (or red) and a tad of finely diced onion as well. Thanks for sharing!

Jul 05, 2014

This was very good, and is pretty close to the slaw from Chick-Fil-A®. If you like their slaw, you'll like this!

Apr 28, 2014

Amazing. Even people in my family who say they "don't like" cole slaw LOVED IT!

Aug 16, 2014

Loved it but I had to change it up a bit as I didn't have all the ingredients. I didn't have any sugar so used organic honey and I rarely have buttermilk on hand so I used organic milk 1 cup with 1 Tbs of lemon juice and just let it set until everything else was ready. I added 1 @ Tbsps of lemon juice and white vinegar. Also about 1 1/2 to 2 tsps celery seeds; I increased the mayo to 1 + about 1/4 cup. I ended up with about 6 1/2 -7 cups of slaw and it has passed my taste test!!! Yummo!!! Now how do I up load my pic?


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  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 260 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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