Copycat KFC Coleslaw: the Real Thing

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by UnknownChef86

I am an avid collector of recipes. A young lady, a former KFC employee, was looking at my recipes one evening when she discovered this one. She told me that the recipe was close, but that I should remove the vinegar and lemon juice and replace them with tarragon vinegar. Tarragon vinegar is the secret. Note: This is one of the recipes I adopted in the Great 'Zaar Orphan Adoption of 2005. I hope you enjoy it.

Top Review by Meccatx

I've been making this recipe for the past two years and I get the same question every time I serve it at gatherings, "Did you get this at KFC?" ...... My tips? 1.) I use dried tarragon and apple cider vinegar (instead of tarragon vinegar), and still get the same flavor; and 2.) I make the coleslaw about three days in advance so it has the flavor and sharp bite of KFC's.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix oil, onions and sugar.
  2. Add tarragon vinegar.
  3. Fold in Miracle Whip.
  4. Pour over grated carrots and cabbage.
  5. Fold in well.
  6. Refrigerate in an air-tight covered dish.
  7. Best if made the night before serving.
  8. The tarragon is the secret seasoning.
  9. Compare with the real KFC coleslaw.
  10. Enjoy.

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