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Copycat KFC Cole Slaw Recipe

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I don’t know about you but I have always loved KFC Cole Slaw. When we gave up fast food, I started working on making this treat at home so I know exactly what is in it. It’s a great side dish for an easy dinner. You’re going to love it too!

copycat KFC cole slaw recipe

I just love cabbage. It’s one of my favorite vegetables. It’s so good. I love it cooked, raw, grilled, baked, roasted, fried, sauteed, and any other way you can think of. But cole slaw is on the top of the list!

Crisp, refreshing, and with a sweetness that perfectly complements any savory dish, KFC’s coleslaw is a beloved side that’s enjoyed by millions. But you don’t have to run to the nearest KFC every time the craving strikes.

Instead, why not recreate this iconic side dish right in your own kitchen? Our copycat KFC coleslaw recipe will guide you through every step, ensuring you get that perfectly creamy, tangy, and sweet coleslaw that rivals the original.

ingredients for KFC cole slaw on a table

Made with fresh cabbage, carrots, and a secret blend of seasonings, it’s a side dish that is sure to impress at your next barbecue or family dinner. Get ready to discover just how easy it is to bring this fast-food favorite to your own table. And you know it’s chemical-free!

We love growing cabbage in our garden (because we love it) and when it’s ready, we look for delicious ways to serve it. Here are some of my other favorite cabbage dishes:

bowl of cole slaw

If you know, you know. KFC cole slaw is a little bit sweet. And that’s what makes it great! A little sweet, a little sour, and that perfect crunch of cabbage. Nothing beats it. Not even my momma’s recipe. So know you’ll know how you can get some too.

It’s the perfect side dish that’s cool and refreshing, doesn’t heat up the kitchen, and isn’t too heavy. These ham and cheese sliders are so easy and everyone loves them and they are perfect with a side like this. It’s crispy, light, and goes with so many main dishes. For more yummy salad ideas, check these out:

cole slaw ingredients in a bowl

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KFC Copycat Cole Slaw Recipe

Sweet, tangy, crunchy cole slaw recipe that's just like your old favorite (actually, it's better!)
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage recipe, cole slaw, Coleslaw, KFC cole slaw
Servings: 8
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Christina


  • 4 cups cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion shredded
  • 1/2 cup carrot shredded
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • In a bowl whisk buttermilk, mayo, sugar, salt, celery seed, and lemon juice.
  • Add all the vegetable; shredded cabbage, onion and carrot.
  • Coat all the items in the dressing.
  • Cover and let the coleslaw rest in refrigerator for couple of hours or overnight.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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