Yield: 12 servings

KFC Coleslaw Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Make copycat KFC Coleslaw that's better than the original! Everyone's favorite fried chicken side dish is easy to replicate at home. This fresh coleslaw has a tangy buttermilk dressing that keeps you coming back for more.


  • 1 head cabbage, finely chopped (about 8 cups)
  • 1 carrot, finely shredded and chopped (about ¼ cup)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons minced onion


  1. Chop and shred carrots and cabbage using a food processor, pulsing until they are about the size of rice. Do not OVER pulse. Pour into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, and minced onion.
  3. Pour dressing over carrot and cabbage mixture. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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