Copycat KFC Cole Slaw

I love KFC Cole Slaw!  I hardly ever eat at KFC because we try not to eat out that often, but when I do, I always get the cole slaw & biscuit for the sides.  There is just something mouthwatering about that sweet, crunchy side dish that makes me scarf it down.  I love it!  This copycat version is fabulous!  The longer it sits, the better it gets, so make this ahead of time & give it time to marry in the fridge.  You are going to love it!


Copycat KFC Cole Slaw
Yield: 8 Servings
  • ½ cup light miracle whip
  • ¼ cup buttermilk (or milk plus ¼ tsp lemon juice; let sit 5 min before using)
  • 1½ Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp celery seed or celery salt
  • 2 Tbsp grated onion (yellow, white or sweet vidalia onion)
  • 16oz shredded bagged cole slaw cabbage mix
  1. Whisk everything but the cole slaw mix in a medium to large bowl. Taste the dressing & season with extra salt & pepper if desired.
  2. Add cole slaw cabbage mix & stir thoroughly.
  3. Let cole slaw chill & break down in the fridge for a minimum of 2-3 hours. Stir again before serving.
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Recipe lightly altered from Mom on Timeout


  1. Amber says

    Hello Amber! I’m Amber, and I have not even finished stirring the slaw in the sauce and I just have to say AMAZING! My mouth is watering from this stuff! Making it for Easter tomorrow and I can say this recipe is for sure the only recipe I’ll ever use for my slaw. Love, love, love, this stuff! I’m not a big slaw person but as tradition I’ll always have this on my tablefor Easter but it’ll actually get eaten now HAHA! definitely taste like KFC slaw, I did use the milk and lemon only because I love to make homemade buttermilk.
    Thank you!

  2. Michelle says

    Wow that’s Good! I chopped my slaw mix in the blender because it’s easier for me to eat. I made more than I planned on so I’m going to stash some for later 😉 thanks for sharing!!


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