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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw II Recipe
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Restaurant-Style Coleslaw II

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"This delicious recipe turns out slaw just like the famous coleslaw at a popular fried chicken restaurant chain!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice until smooth. Add cabbage and carrots and mix until blended with the dressing. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 16, 2005

KFC's coleslaw is the only slaw I will eat, so I was so happy to find this recipe. But I did make a few changes - I cut the sugar down to 1/4 cup and left out the buttermilk (I don't like it, so I don't buy it!). I also used cider vinegar instead of white vinegar. I added some celery seed for a little extra flavor. My husband says it's the best he's ever had, so I have to beat him to the bowl if I want any!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 24, 2013

All we could taste was the lemon juice. It hid the flavor of everything else. It was also incredibly runny. I'll keep looking for another coleslaw recipe.

Jan 25, 2004

This was great! I hate buying a carton of buttermilk for recipes that call for 1/4 cup, so I made a substitute using regular milk & lemon juice. I also used pre-shredded cole slaw mix & let the salad marinate overnight. Next time, I will lessen the amount of milk as suggested by others for a thicker dressing, but this was still outstanding!

May 04, 2005

The recipe I have been searching for for years! Delicious! Because of the comments of others, I was going to cut back on the milk, and I ended up forgetting to add it entirely! Throw away the other cole slaw recipes you have. This one's the "keeper".

Oct 20, 2008

I tryed this coleslaw and i absolutely love it.I used the store brought Dole coleslaw mix,and used this dressing OMG i just loved it.And it do tasted like KFC coleslaw and i love their coleslaw.I did add a little dash more vinegar and lemon juice and 1/8 tsp of celery seed.SO SO GOOD.THANKS

Jul 23, 2003

Great slaw, Steph! My family thoroughly enjoyed this with our New York steaks and horseradish guacamole found on this site. For a closer version of the "chicken place's" recipe, try subing tarragon vinegar for the white vinegar. You'll be amazed at the difference in flavor!

Jul 15, 2003

Use this recipe in my catering business. I cut the quanty of milk in 1/2. Not quite so liquid.

Aug 14, 2011

It's been years since I've eaten at KFC, so I have no idea how closely this coleslaw resembles theirs. In addition, I'm not a big coleslaw fan so I guess you could say I was a tough sell. I admit I made this only because it seemed fitting to include it in my barbecued rib dinner. I made it easy on myself and simply used a packaged coleslaw mix, and I substituted Splenda for the sugar. I also added celery seed. I tasted it right after I made it and was disappointed - it was noticeably sweet and mayonnaisey. I kept my fingers crossed that a couple of hours would mellow this out and balance the flavors. It did. I still can't call myself a convert to coleslaw, but everyone enjoyed this, including me.


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  • Calories
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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