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KFC Coleslaw Recipe

This KFC Coleslaw recipe is a copycat version of the takeout classic. Minimal ingredients and almost NO prep work, this coleslaw is perfect for summer BBQs and potlucks!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coleslaw, kfc coleslaw
Servings: 12
Calories: 167kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • cup sugar granulated
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 8 cups green cabbage finely chopped (1 head)
  • 1 small carrot shredded
  • ¼ medium onion grated


  • Make the dressing: In a bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, sugar, vinegar, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and salt.
  • Assemble the salad: In a large bowl combine the cabbage with the carrot and onion. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well making sure all the cabbage is covered in dressing.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours to 4 hours before serving.


  1. Properly stored in an airtight container, leftover coleslaw will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 762IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg