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Quick KFC Coleslaw Copycat Recipe

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This easy KFC coleslaw recipe is one I have been making for literally years. It tastes so similar to the KFC coleslaw, the only difference is I don’t dice my coleslaw up, but if you prefer that texture, by all means, chop away!

Coleslaw Recipe

5-minute prep is all it takes to make this quick coleslaw recipe. Crisp cabbage, carrots, in a homemade creamy coleslaw dressing.

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Why This Recipe Is So Good

  • Easy Prep
  • Simple Ingredients
  • Whip up in a large bowl and refrigerate till ready to serve.
  • I used the coleslaw mix for easy prep
  • Affordable to make

More Side Dish Recipes


  • Coleslaw Mix
  • Mayonnaise (can sub miracle whip)
  • White Sugar
  • Buttermilk
  • Milk
  • White Distilled Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper

How Do You Make KFC Coleslaw

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  1. In a bowl you will add your buttermilk, vinegar milk, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, lemon juice. Mix until it is nice and creamy.
  2. Chop up your coleslaw mix and fold into the sauce. Coat well and then cover and store in the fridge.
  3. After 4 hours you can then serve up this easy slaw side dish.

7 Weight Watcher Freestyle Points for Coleslaw Recipe

If you are doing Weight Watchers, it is 7 points with Light Mayo and 11 points with regular mayonnaise! A decent side dish recipe to consider for your parties, and gatherings. 

If you want an easy coleslaw or new cabbage recipe to try, this recipe is stellar. Plus the KFC coleslaw dressing is the perfect flavor between sweet and tangy.

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Easy KFC Coleslaw

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Copycat KFC Coleslaw is a creamy and savory coleslaw that gives you that favorite takeout coleslaw you know and love. Learn how to make a creamy homemade coleslaw with coleslaw dressing that will win over a crowd.


  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 package cabbage mix
  • 1 1/2 tbs vinegar, white distilled
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  1. Start by adding your buttermilk, milk, white distilled vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, and a dash of salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk all the coleslaw dressing ingredients until nice and creamy.
  2. Now you will take your coleslaw mix and chop it up a bit, to give it that chopped coleslaw texture that KFC is known for. You can skip this step if you would like.
  3. Pour the shredded cabbage and carrot mixture into the coleslaw and stir until the mixture is well combined for this side dish.
  4. Now take your coleslaw and cover it and place it in the fridge for 4 hours. Remove from the fridge, give a good stir and serve.
  5. This copycat KFC coleslaw recipe serves around 6-8 servings.


You can make this creamy coleslaw recipe a day in advance of when you plan to serve it.

Feel free to shred up a head of lettuce and add slivered carrots to replace the coleslaw bag mix.

You can double this recipe if you need to make more to serve a crowd.

You have to allow the mixture to sit and marinade or it will not be full of flavor like you want.

KFC chops their coleslaw, if you want, you can chop or leave it in larger pieces.

I have not tried using a sweetener but if you need you can try to swap out the granulated sugar with an artificial sweetener. Just make sure you measure properly.

You will find that if you try to freeze coleslaw it will be pretty soggy and the liquid sauce can separate a bit. I don't recommend freezing coleslaw.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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Monday 21st of June 2021

This recipe is dang good!! Tastes exactly the same to me!!


Friday 25th of September 2020

A bit to sweet for me

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Tuesday 19th of November 2019

What type of mayo did you use?


Tuesday 19th of November 2019

I use Hellman's but you can use any brand you want.

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