KFC coleslaw

The KFC coleslaw recipe is known for its unique and delicious flavor. While the exact KFC recipe is a closely guarded secret, here’s a copycat version that you can try at home:


For the Coleslaw Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup granulated 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

For the Coleslaw:

  • 8 cups finely chopped cabbage (about 1 head)
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion (optional)


1. Prepare the Coleslaw Dressing:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, white vinegar, salt, and pepper until the sugar dissolves.

2. Prepare the Coleslaw:

  1. Finely chop the cabbage, shred the carrot, and mince the onion (if using).
  2. Add the cabbage, carrot, and onion to the bowl with the coleslaw dressing.
  3. Toss the ingredients until the cabbage is well coated with the dressing.

3. Chill:

  1. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the coleslaw for at least 2 hours before serving. Chilling allows the flavors to meld.

4. Serve:

  1. Stir the coleslaw before serving.
  2. Enjoy your homemade KFC-style coleslaw as a side dish with your favorite meals!

This copycat KFC coleslaw recipe aims to replicate the iconic flavor of KFC’s coleslaw. Adjust the ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Some people prefer a creamier coleslaw, so feel free to add more mayonnaise or buttermilk if desired. Experiment and find the balance that works best for you.

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