KFC Coleslaw Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

KFC Coleslaw Recipe uses fresh ingredients to make the perfect coleslaw. Takes only minutes!

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As a little girl growing up, I remember my grandparents would come home with the bucket of chicken from KFC, plus all those fixings, whenever they visited. Since they lived only around the block from my parents, their weekly ritual was often shared with us.

We could usually count on having KFC at least once every other week or so growing up. My sister always went straight for the mashed potatoes, but I loved that cool, refreshing coleslaw. Along with the coleslaw, I also loved the biscuits too, probably a little too much.

I have since tried to find the perfect coleslaw recipe to make at home because now I eat gluten free, and I miss those KFC days. Thankfully, the coleslaw is very simple to make at home and only takes a few short minutes to put together.

This KFC coleslaw is perfect for backyard BBQs or a fried chicken at home night too! We love pairing coleslaw with smoked meats like brisket and bologna.

This recipe is actually perfect if you are in a hurry or need a quick dish to take to a cookout. I am certain you will get rave reviews about it from all your friends too; you can act like it took you hours to make!

KFC Coleslaw Recipe Picture

I decided to make my night even easier and use a bag of coleslaw mix that included cabbage. One major difference in this KFC coleslaw recipe compared to the slaw I usually make is buttermilk. Not only does this recipe include buttermilk, but it also includes white vinegar too, where you would normally see just one or the other. Combined they give the perfect mix of tang and flavor. 

Are you ready for a wonderful, sweet and cool treat with your fried chicken tonight? I know I am!

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KFC Coleslaw Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 16 ounces Cole Slaw Mix, Includes Cabbage
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar
  • pinch of Salt and Pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well.
  2. Let the slaw chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  3. Serve cold.


Source: Adapted from Top Secret Recipes.
Adapted from Top Secret Recipes.
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Author: Kristy Still
Source: Adapted from Top Secret Recipes.
Recipe Yields: 1 bowl
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 130 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 53
Calories 124

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 150mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 13g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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