Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Copycat KFC Coleslaw

Remember the Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders I shared with you last week?  Well, here is the slaw that I made to go with them.  Coleslaw and BBQ go together like Bert and Ernie...peanut butter and chocolate...Edward and Bella.....mac-n-cheese and fat-on-my-ass.  I like to put the slaw on top of the meat of the sandwich, it provides a wonderful acidity and crunch to counter balance the sweet, tender pork.
ANYWAY, this slaw is yum-i-licious.  It works wonderfully to make this the night before or even in the morning when you throw your meat in the want to let all the flavors make friends in the fridge for as long as possible.

Copycat KFC Coleslaw
Recipe adapted from:  My Tasty Treasures

  • 1 bag packaged Coleslaw Mix
  • 2 TBSP finely minced onion
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 TBSP white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 TBSP lemon juice
Pour 1/2 of the bag of Coleslaw mix into a large bowl and stir in minced onions.  Chop remaining Coleslaw mix into fine pieces and add to the bowl.  I like the combo of larger pieces and the smaller pieces, but if you like, you can leave it all as is, or chop it all fine to make it more of the "KFC-ish" texture.
Combine remaining ingredients, mixing until smooth to make the dressing.
Pour over vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly.
Cover bowl and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.

This recipe has been linked at:
This Chick Cooks
Tidy Mom
Simply Sweet Home


  1. I love me some cole slaw. Ya know, looking at this recipe, my cole slaw recipe is pretty similar actually. I wonder if I shredded my cabbage like KFC does, I bet it would taste pretty close. I definitely need to try this version. I love me some KFC cole slaw and Mac n Cheese. I'm pretty sure they put crack in

  2. This looks a lot like my recipe too, but there are some differences. I will definitely be trying this one!. I saw your post on This Chick Cooks. Thanks!

  3. I do love their slaw...but I want the recipe for the chicken...those mystery 11 herbs and spices.

  4. Both the coleslaw and the root beer pork look amazing. I tried the root beer pork a while back but I think I'd like your recipe for it more. Thanks!

    If you'd like, I wanted to invite you over to share your best recipes at my new link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. I'd love for you to join in the fun :)

  5. That slaw sounds really good! I love cole slaw for a cookout in the Summer :)

  6. Ohhh i love me some KFC cole slaw. Used to be better back in the day..but its still pretty good!