Copycat KFC Coleslaw

Let's face it...KFC is not only known for their chicken. Their coleslaw (and biscuits) is awesome too. It has the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch. This is a breeze to make at home for your next BBQ or potluck. Be sure to make this in advance of when it will be served, the refrigeration time helps the cabbage to soften.

Copycat KFC Coleslaw

Serves 4


  • 1/2 cup (116 g) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1/3 cup (67 g) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 16 ounces (450 g) shredded bagged coleslaw mix


Whisk together all the ingredients except for the shredded cole slaw mix. Add the bag and mix until nicely blended with the dressing. Refrigerate 2-3 hours (or longer). Stir well again before serving.


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