KFC Coleslaw

So you wish you could duplicate that wonderful, crunchy, sweet coleslaw recipe you can only get at your local KFC? With this recipe you can. It uses buttermilk, sugar and a hint of Tabasco to give it that distinct flavor.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand there is an easy substitution; add 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of milk. Let stand for 5 minutes to let the acid mix with the milk before adding to recipe.

KFC Coleslaw


1 head cabbage, shredded
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup carrots, shredded
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
2 drops Tabasco sauce
3 Tablespoons dry minced onions


1. Slice cabbage paper thin, and toss lightly with sugar and shredded carrots.

2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour milk over all. Cover and refrigerate for about 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise (not salad dressing), buttermilk, celery seed, Tabasco and minced onion.

4. Mix well with cabbage mixture.

5. Refrigerate again at least an hour before serving.

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9 Responses to KFC Coleslaw

  1. Jenny says:

    Thats my favorite! I love the KFC coleslaw!

  2. Vicki says:

    mmmm I also love KFC’s coleslaw!!

  3. Joy says:

    I love it too.

  4. Jason says:

    I would much rather have Jenny’s or Vicki’s coleslaw

  5. Nikki says:

    I could eat an entire container of this stuff, I’ll be making this for sure!

  6. Karen Joy says:

    Well I wish KFC’s up here would still make it like that.It is so gross now,what they sell.Its only cabbage thats shredded SO SO finely and some horrible dressing and then they have added green food coloring,it looks so un natural.Almost florescent green ,YUCK!I do like their chicken!

    • Nikki says:

      It freaked me out the first time I saw your coleslaw! LOL I thought WTH is this????

      • Karen Joy says:

        HAHA,thats funny!So youve seen the neon slaw?Its awful,looks awful,tastes awful!Not sure what their thinking was changing it from the good stuff.I just never eat it,I give it to Wes,he eats everything,almost!

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