Chick-fil-A may have officially removed coleslaw from its menu back in 2016, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the tangy-yet-sweet flavor. If you’ve been craving this since it disappeared from the menu, you’re in luck, because this copycat recipe is just as good as the original. In fact, it practically is the original.
The slightly modified version of the original Chick-fil-A recipe comes from Shugary Sweets and will save you some time getting the coleslaw prepared. You see, Chick-fil-A released the recipe for its famous coleslaw to please customers before ever removing it from the menu. But, the Chick-fil-A version involves shredding cabbage and chopping carrots, while the Shugary Sweets version skips this step by simply purchasing a bag of coleslaw mix that comes with cabbage, carrots and red cabbage and sometimes radish and green onion already mixed in.
In the Chick-fil-A version, you’ll add shredded cabbage and finely chopped carrots together anyway, so you might as well save yourself this step, just as the blogger behind Shugary Sweets has done.
After that step, the recipe remains the same. You’ll need mayonnaise, white vinegar, granulated sugar, dry mustard and salt to give the cabbage and other veggies their flavor. Once you’ve combined the ingredients, let the coleslaw chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.
By the time it gets to your table, it’ll look a little something like this:
And considering this is basically the same recipe as the Chick-fil-A original, it’s sure to taste just as good as you remember.
While you’re making Chick-fil-A recipes in your very own kitchen, you may want to try your hand at nailing their delicious chicken.
The recipe from Passion For Savings details how to recreate the taste of Chick-fil-A nuggets and sauce at home.
For the chicken, you’ll need boneless chicken breasts, dill pickle juice and flour, along with seasoning and spices. For the sauce, you’ll use honey mustard dressing, barbecue sauce and apple cider vinegar to create the ultimate dip for your nuggets:
Serve the coleslaw on the side, and you’ve just made your favorite Chick-fil-A meal from scratch. Look at you go!
If instead you’d like to place the coleslaw on top of a Chick-fil-A-inspired fried chicken sandwich, you’ll want to follow along with this copycat recipe from Raining Hot Coupons, which recreates the chicken using ingredients such as pickle juice, celery salt and garlic powder, along with pickle juice, eggs, milk and flour to fry up Chich-fil-A-like chicken.
Complete with pickles, a buttered bun and a scoop of coleslaw on top, if you’d like:
So, who’s ready to skip the drive-thru line but still eat Chick-fil-A for dinner tonight?