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Overhead photo of copycat KFC coleslaw with a serving spoon.
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5 from 1 vote

KFC Coleslaw Recipe

This easy copycat KFC Coleslaw recipe is the perfect side dish! It's so close to the real thing that no one will ever know it was made in your own kitchen.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 309kcal


  • 16 ounces coleslaw mix refrigerated
  • 1 large shallot grated
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk whole
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • First, add the shredded coleslaw mix to a food processor and pulse it a few times to chop finer. Not too fine though, then add to a medium or large mixing bowl.
  • Then, peel and grate the shallot into the coleslaw mix.
  • Next, in another small mixing bowl, add the sugar, mayonnaise, buttermilk, milk, lemon juice, and vinegar. Use a whisk to mix it well.
  • After that, pour into the coleslaw mix and stir well to combine.
  • Finally, add the salt and pepper then stir again.
  • Last, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Upon serving, give another good stir and strain from the dressing.


This coleslaw will need to be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
You can do so many different things with this recipe. Your leftover coleslaw will be great to add to other meals throughout the week. I love adding my leftover coleslaw to tacos and pulled pork sandwiches.


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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