KFC Copycat Coleslaw

My family isn't a big fan of KFC chicken, but we LOVE their coleslaw. So I was thrilled when I found a copycat recipe for it on the copycat recipe guru Todd Wilbur's website.

Home Sweet Homestead: KFC Coleslaw

It’s hard to find a good coleslaw recipe, but this recipe is the perfect mix of tangy and sweet, just like the real thing. The directions say to chill for a few hours first, but before I stuck it in the fridge, I tried a bite. It was ok, but nothing special. But after it had time to chill in the fridge for a bit, it came together and became WOW. My husband told me that it was the only coleslaw recipe he wanted me to make from now on, and I totally agree.

KFC Copycat Coleslaw


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 head of cabbage, finely chopped (My food processor done this perfectly)
2 medium carrots, finely chopped (Food processor again)
2 tablespoons minced onion


Place chopped cabbage and carrots into a large bowl. Stir in minced onions.
Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl and beat until smooth.
Pour over cabbage mixture and stir thoroughly.
Cover bowl and refrigerate several hours before serving.

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  1. Wow, I've always enjoyed the coleslaw at KFC, and finding the recipe to make it at home is amazing! Thanks for posting!

  2. kfc's homemade coleslaw just perfect, we love it too...thanks for sharing your recipe, i will try to make one soon! visiting from FTF, hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great week. :)


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