Coptcat KFC coleslaw in a white bowl on a wood cutting board
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Copycat KFC Coleslaw

Tasty cabbage salad with a sweet and tangy mayonnaise based dressing that's a perfect side dish for BBQs and picnics.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword coleslaw like KFC, easy coleslaw recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 133kcal
Author Beth Mueller




  • Place cabbage, carrots, and onions in a large bowl and stir to combine. Some of the shredded carrots may clump together. They will finish separating when mixing with the dressing.
  • In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour dressing over the cabbage and mix until all of the cabbage has been coated with dressing.
  • Place coleslaw into a covered dish and place it into the refrigerator. It can be eaten immediately, but the flavor is greatly improved with at least 4 hours of refrigeration.


  • Do not use salad dressing, like Miracle Whip, it's too sweet.
  • Increase carrots to ¼ cup if using finely diced carrots.
  • 1 medium head of cabbage or 1/2 of large head of cabbage will make 8 cups of diced cabbage.
  • Thinly sliced cabbage or slaw mix can be substituted for finely diced cabbage. The texture will not be the same as KFC.
  • Increase onions to 2 tablespoons if using finely diced onions.


Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g