Homemade KFC Coleslaw Recipe

Homemade KFC Coleslaw Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Crouton Crackerjacks on Youtube


KFC’s Coleslaw has always hit differently. However, the nearest KFC from home is around an hour’s drive. I got curious and decided to hunt for the best copycat recipe there was so that I could make some at home to binge and enjoy for days. This was when I bumped across Crouton Crackerjack’s copycat recipe. I checked out the ingredients and ran fast to the market to get the ingredients that weren’t in store in my kitchen.


Trust me when I say this, it is the best homemade coleslaw that tastes exactly like the real deal! So, run, don’t walk, to your local market now.


  • 1 medium head of cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


Prepare all the needed ingredients and measure them as stated in the list above.

homemade kfc coleslaw ingredients
Image credit: Crouton Crackerjacks on Youtube

Finely chop a medium head of cabbage and a carrot in a food processor or by hand until they are very small pieces.

In a large bowl, combine the chopped cabbage and carrot and set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine 2 tbsp of minced fresh onion, ½ cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup sugar, ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup buttermilk, 2 ½ tbsp of lemon juice, 1 ½ tbsp of vinegar, ½ tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp of black pepper.

Mix all the ingredients until well combined.

When done, add in the set-aside cabbage and carrot mixture. Mix until everything is well combined.

Cover the bowl with some plastic cling wrap and place it in the refrigerator to cool and set for at least overnight. Leaving it to sit overnight will allow all the flavors to meld and be incorporated together.

When ready, serve it cold with your prepared meals or at your next barbecue.

how to make homemade kfc coleslaw
Image credit: Crouton Crackerjacks on Youtube

Enjoy and share with family and friends. Or take it to go in your lunchbox.

Homemade KFC Coleslaw Recipe

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