Copycat KFC Coleslaw

KFC Coleslaw is the perfect summer side dish and tastes exactly like the real thing!  It takes minutes to throw together with crunchy cabbage and carrots and is so creamy delicious!  
This coleslaw is a staple at a summer potluck.  We love serving it on top of these BBQ Chicken Sandwiches,  Pulled Pork Sliders, or these Easy Shrimp Tacos.
KFC Coleslaw Copycat

KFC Coleslaw Recipe

There is nothing better than creamy and delicious coleslaw on top of a burger, slider, taco, or sandwich.  This coleslaw is a summer staple and is always my go-to for a potluck.  KFC seems to have one of the best coleslaw recipes and this one can be made right at home and it tastes exactly the same!  This recipe is so simple to make and comes together in a matter of minutes.  You are going to love the crunchy cabbage tossed in the best creamy sauce.  I can always count on this recipe to be a winner wherever it goes!

How do you make KFC Coleslaw?

  • Combine the cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Or open the bags and dump them in a large bowl. Combine the dressing ingredients and whisk well in a small bowl or use a jar to shake them up.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients and whisk well in a small bowl or use a jar to shake them up. Pour over the cabbage mixture and refrigerate till chilled.
How to make KFC coleslaw copycat

How do you keep coleslaw from being watery?

A good trick for preventing your coleslaw from being watery is adding a little salt.  Place your shredded cabbage into a colander over a bowl.  Make sure that the cabbage is as dry as possible and pat with a paper towel.  Sprinkle one teaspoon per pound of cabbage over the shreds and toss evenly.

Is Coleslaw good for your health?

Coleslaw itself is good for your body.  Cabbage and carrots are good in nutritional value.  The added amount of calories with a full fat mayonnaise is not however.  You can always substitute the mayonnaise with greek yogurt to make it better for you.

How long does homemade coleslaw last?

It lasts for 3-5 days.  To maximize its freshness, make sure to store it in an airtight container in the fridge.

Watch a video on how to make KFC Coleslaw here:

KFC Coleslaw (Copycat)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8

KFC Coleslaw is the perfect summer side dish and tastes exactly like the real thing!  It takes minutes to throw together with crunchy cabbage and carrots and is so creamy delicious!  

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword coleslaw, kfc, sidedish

Ingredients

  • 8 c. cabbage finely chopped (can use 2 bags of coleslaw)
  • 1/4 c. carrot shredded

Dressing:

  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c. milk

Instructions

  1. Combine the cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Or open the bags and dump them in a large bowl. Combine the dressing ingredients and whisk well in a small bowl or use a jar to shake them up.

  2. Combine the dressing ingredients and whisk well in a small bowl or use a jar to shake them up. Pour over the cabbage mixture and refrigerate till chilled.

Recipe Notes

Originally posted by Mandi from a guest post 

Nutrition Facts
KFC Coleslaw (Copycat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 272mg11%
Potassium 446mg13%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1500IU30%
Vitamin C 87.6mg106%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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