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KFC Coleslaw Copycat Recipe

KFC coleslaw has become the cherry on top of any Kentucky Fried Chicken meal. This KFC copycat recipe for coleslaw also enhances your own homemade fried chicken dinners.

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Every fast-food chain has its unsung heroes. Those side dishes that don’t top the list necessarily, but without them, it’s not the same. KFC coleslaw is a prime example of this. Even though mashed potatoes and gravy pretty much epitomize the KFC experience, KFC coleslaw has become the cherry on top. I tried having KFC recently without the coleslaw and it left a void. A deep dark void that I never want to return to. All joking aside, KFC coleslaw is as iconic as even the most famous fast food side dishes.

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KFC coleslaw recipe

There is something to be said for the extremely simple process of making coleslaw. It’s like magic. Very rarely can you ever create something so brilliantly blended and flavourful with that rarely achieved textural oneness that comes from the unification of crunchy and creamy ingredients. This KFC coleslaw recipe is very easy to make and a good side dish to whip up quickly if you are pressed for time; however, the list of ingredients may surprise you for such a simple-looking dish.

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KFC Coleslaw Copycat Recipe

Balance of Flavour and Texture

The two things we love about KFC Coleslaw is the taste. Though there is a simple dichotomy of wet and crunchy ingredients, there is much more that goes into the creation of the perfect creamy blend of wet ingredients that pull the side together. These include careful measurements of mayonnaise, buttermilk, milk, lemon, and vinegar to reach the exact perfect pitch of the KFC version of the classic side dish. Part of the perfection of this dish is the refreshing coolness, so ideally, you should always try to refrigerate the coleslaw enough after making it to achieve that coldness. About two hours is best.

Recipe for copycat KFC coleslaw

We must learn to make homemade KFC coleslaw, so we can indulge in it without the reliance on that super-secret blend of 11 herbs and spices that coats their elusive and irresistible KFC chicken.

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KFC coleslaw ingredients

  • 8 cups shredded slaw mix/cabbage
  • 1 small onion (Diced)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Kitchen Tools

  • 1 Bowl and a spoon
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How to make homemade coleslaw like KFC

1. In a large mixing bowl, mix slaw mix with the diced onion.

2. In a second bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients together until smooth.

3. Pour the wet mixture over the slaw mix.

4. Toss together.

5. Refrigerate the KFC coleslaw copycat for 2-4 hours before serving.

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KFC Coleslaw Copycat Recipe

Lyne Proulx
This KFC coleslaw copycat is an easy side dish recipe to make. Homemade KFC coleslaw also enhances your own fried chicken dinners!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Refrigerate 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 165 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups shredded slaw mix/cabbage
  • 1 small onion Diced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix slaw mix with the diced onion.
  • In a second bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Pour the wet mixture over the slaw mix.
  • Toss together.
  • Refrigerate the KFC coleslaw copycat for 2-4 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 404mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 107IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Homemade KFC coleslaw, KFC coleslaw copycat recipe, KFC coleslaw recipe, KFC copycat coleslaw, KFC Salad
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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