CFA Cole Slaw

CFA Cole Slaw

Yes, the CFA stands for Chick-fil-A and this is THEIR cole slaw recipe. I found it on LinkedIn, I believe, or it could have been Facebook. The story is when Chick-fil-A decided to no longer offer their cole slaw in January of 2016, their customers gave them so much grief over that decision that they decided to release their recipe to the public. Great PR move!

Why did they 86 the cole slaw? “The decision to remove Cole Slaw from the menu was a difficult one, but we have heard from guests that many of them are looking for new tastes and healthier side items,” the company said on its Facebook page. As I see it, you’re eating fried chicken sandwiches and waffle fries and you want healthier side items? Really? But I digress . . .

The company even made a solemn 1-minute “An Ode to Cole Slaw” video memorial to it. “To the side that was never just a side item. Gone but not forgotten.”

Unfortunately, as much as I loved their cole slaw, I never knew about their recipe being public hensforth never made it at home until last weekend. It is truly the best cole slaw I’ve ever made or tasted! Make it this weekend for your July 4th cookouts. Your guests will love it!

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CFA Cole Slaw


  • 4 teaspoons distilled white 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 one-eighth inch
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots


  1. 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 2 hours and serve.
  2. Makes 6-8 servings.
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