KFC Coleslaw Copycat – make your restaurant favorite right in your kitchen! Perfect for the summer BBQ’s and potlucks! This recipe is spot on!
Last weekend, we kicked off the summer with our annual BBQ Bash! There were ribs on the grill, corn on the cob and coleslaw in the bowls. There were s’mores and sticky fingers and lots of fun and laughter! We live in Kansas and as true mid-westerners, we love our BBQ. My Hubby takes pride in his ribs (baby back, beef, short ribs – any kind) and has his technique down to perfection. I take care of the sides and dessert. One side needed some improvement. The coleslaw.
KFC COLESLAW COPYCAT
We have our restaurant favorites. See these Red Lobster Copycat Biscuits. While the fried chicken and KFC can be a hit or miss, the coleslaw is always spot on. We love it! Of course, I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t try to recreate it at home! This KFC Coleslaw Copycat recipe is the best you will ever try and so spot on, you will never go back to a plain one!
HOW TO MAKE KFC COLESLAW COPYCAT?
- Shred the cabbage and carrot and dice finely. Mix all veggies in a large mixing bowl.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the veggies and stir all with a wooden spoon. Cover the bowl with a saran wrap and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Stir again before serving.
DOES IT TASTE LIKE THE RESTAURANT COLESLAW?
My Hubby took the first bite and smiled. It was spot on! We had our own KFC coleslaw made from scratch in our own kitchen and to go with our perfect BBQ ribs! One fantastic meal! You have to try this KFC Coleslaw Copycat recipe!
THE SECRET TO KFC COLESLAW RECIPE:
I did a little bit or research with Mr. Google and in no time I was whipping up the famous KFC copycat in my own kitchen. The hardest part was waiting for the whole thing to mingle flavors while chilling in the fridge. My own coleslaw lacked in flavor. It turned out that sugar and onion were the secret ingredients! Just a note: the original recipe calls for a whole head of cabbage. I used half because that’s what I had. I think the recipe makes enough dressing to handle the whole head of cabbage but it will be less creamy than mine. Also, one whole head of cabbage makes a LOT of coleslaw. Ours was enough for two dinners for our family of five.
So KFC fans, this one is for you! Because it’s fun to make your restaurant favorites right in your kitchen, maybe jazz ’em up a little to your liking and enjoy this summer!
MORE SUMMER SIDE DISH RECIPES:
KFC COLESLAW COPYCAT RECIPE:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 and 1/2 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
- 2 and 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 cups shredded then diced cabbage about 1/2 of a medium head
- 1 medium carrot
- 1/4 medium yellow onion minced
- Shred the cabbage and carrot and dice finely.
- Mix all veggies in a large mixing bowl.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the veggies and stir all with a wooden spoon.
Cover the bowl with a saran wrap and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
- Stir again before serving.
Total time doesn't include chilling time of 4 hours.