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KFC Coleslaw Recipe

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This copycat KFC Coleslaw recipe whips together in just a few minutes and tastes just like the original. It is creamy, tangy, and packed full of flavor that no one can resist. 

KFC Coleslaw Recipe

KFC coleslaw is one of our favorite dishes to recreate at home. The tangy-sweet flavor of the dressing paired with crunchy cabbage and carrots is a tasty treat in our home. We love pairing it with our Air Fryer Fried Chicken Drumsticks for a healthier version of KFC. When we make this meal we really feel like we are eating the real deal every single time. 

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How to make KFC Coleslaw Recipe

  • In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, buttermilk, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, onion powder, & pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  • Place coleslaw mix into the bowl and mix well, completely coating the cabbage mixture.
  • Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes or longer before serving.

Tips Tricks and FAQS

  • If you find yourself buying buttermilk for only a few recipes like this and don’t know what to do with the rest you can just keep buttermilk powder on hand. It lasts a really long time and you can use it when needed by mixing it with water. 
  • The recipe needs to chill for at least 30 minutes, but if you have the time you want it to chill for at least 4 hours, closer to 8 if possible. This allows the flavors to mix together. 
  • If you want a sweeter flavor use miracle whip instead of mayonnaise. 
  • I use white vinegar and love it, but old employees sear that they only use tarragon vinegar.  

Storage

Fridge

This recipe will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container. Be sure to mix it prior to serving each time. 

Make-Ahead

This is the perfect side to make ahead because the longer it sits in the fridge the more the flavors will mix together. I love to make this in the morning and cover and place it in the fridge until dinnertime. You can easily make it the night before also.  

What can I serve with this recipe?

There are so many great options to serve with this Copycat KFC recipe. I love serving it with:

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KFC Coleslaw Recipe

This copycat KFC Coleslaw recipe whips together in just a few minutes and tastes just like the original. It is creamy, tangy, and packed full of flavor that no one can resist.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) bag of coleslaw mix
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ Cup Whole Milk
  • ¼ Buttermilk
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar, you can adjust to your taste preference
  • 2 TBSP White Vinegar
  • 2 ½ TBSP Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 TSP Onion Powder
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, buttermilk, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, onion powder, & pepper. Mix thoroughly.
    2. Place coleslaw mix into the bowl and mix well. Make sure all of the cabbage mixture is coated.
    3. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes or longer before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

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Wednesday 6th of January 2021

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