KFC Cole Slaw
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A good friend of ours came to stay at our house, and I wanted to make a batch of Deviled Fried Chicken for dinner. I also made Southern Buttermilk Biscuits but wanted another side dish to go with everything. When the thought of cole slaw hit me, I decided to see if I could find a KFC copycat recipe.
This slaw really does hit the spot. It tastes just like KFC’s slaw, maybe even better! It’s nice and cool and creamy, and if you use the shredder blade attachment on a food processor, it comes together in a snap.
KFC Cole Slaw
Top Secret Recipes – Todd Wilbur
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup granulated 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
8 cups finely chopped cabbage (about 1 head)
1/4 cup shredded carrot (1 medium carrot)
2 tablespoons minced onion
1. Be sure the cabbage and carrots are chopped up into very fine pieces (about the size of rice).
2. Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl and beat until smooth.
3. Add the cabbage, carrots, and onion, and mix well.
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serves 10 to 12.
Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars
KFC is like my secret comfort food fix…. I haven’t had their coleslaw in about a year. I’m totally making a batch of this over the weekend! <3
My husband loves KFC, too, but I’d much rather make it at home (even though there’s one RIGHT up the street from our house). Hope you enjoy this!
I could hug you right now. I haven’t had KFC in over 10 years, but if I could magically eat fast food and not feel gross, I’d totally eat KFC’s cole slaw, mashed potatoes, and gravy. So amazingly delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe!!
Yay!! I hear ya – my husband LOVES KFC, but it makes my stomach hurt. This homemade version is wonderful – enjoy!
It looks yummy. But more a question than a comment: Why are some ingredients coloured red in the recipe? And once that’s done, wouldn’t it be considerate to give an explanation at the end of the list? Not a life-or-death issue, I know, but left a bit of a taste in my mouth…..
Hi Shosh – thanks for the question! The orange text links to ingredients over on Amazon. I add in links to help people when shopping where applicable. If there’s ever a note about an ingredient, I mark it with an asterisk* in the ingredient list and will add any clarification in the notes section after the recipe. Hope that makes sense!