KFC Copycat Coleslaw Recipe

I know what you are thinking…coleslaw is nasty.   That was my first response also.  My cute grandma convinced me just to have one bite and I was hooked!  I had 3 servings of it for dinner that night.  She said it tasted exactly like the KFC coleslaw so I had to do the test for myself.  After a quick trip to KFC, I voted that they really taste so much alike.  I’ll be honest… I like the homemade version even better!

Serves: 6-8

KFC Copycat Coleslaw Recipe

4 hr, 10 Prep Time

4 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 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
  • Slaw:
  • 1 head cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons minced onion


  1. Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
  2. Finely chop cabbage or run through a food processor.
  3. Combine cabbage, carrots, and onion and toss together.
  4. Pour dressing over the slaw and mix until well combined.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

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22 Responses to “KFC Copycat Coleslaw Recipe”

  1. This is the only coleslaw recipe I ever use anymore! It is so good and it does taste just like KfC coleslaw. It is super easy to make too! Sometimes if I don't have buttermilk, I just use 1/2 cup of milk and it still turns out just fine. You have the best recipes!
  2. Sam Nelson
    Kristen! I'm so sad you moved away from our ward and I didn't get to say bye! This recipe rocks (as does all the other stuff I've tried from this blog) and I'm giving the freezer meals a try tonight! Best of luck to you and your cute family!
  3. Susan Richey
    hi There: I;ve been looking for a coleslaw recipe that won't turn into a watery dish the next day... any tips? a huge fan and a tad envious of you and your sisters.. I have three myself but we live far apart and I don't get to see them very much...I miss them everyday....there's nothing like sisters! Susan Richey
  4. rbynelson
    I worked for KFC way back in the stone age and If you live near a grocery store that sells Reeser's products, you can bypass the making of your own slaw dressing. They are the company that makes the dressing for KFC. If you don't want the minced onion in your dressing made from scratch, substitute celery seed and you'll like the little bite as much.
  5. Adrianna O.
    Omg 😮 i absolutely lovvve this “Copycat KFC Coleslaw recipe” !!!! I made it yesterday for my fiancé, because he is obsessed with the KFC coleslaw! It’s easy to make and it’s very yummy 🤤 & wicked delicious 😋 what a great recipe @SixSistersstuff 🙌🏼👍🏼👌🏼🙌🏼 I just made it again tonight for him. It’s so good. I tried it after he took a few bites, and it’s mouth watering 👄 💦 I had to stop because I am lactose intolerant and I’ve never had buttermilk lol and I don’t want the aftermath of it,even though it wouldn’t be TOTALLY WORTH it!

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