Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I worked for KFC for 3 years and coleslaw making was a near daily occurrence. This is the real recipe scaled down to table size. I see lot of recipes claiming to be the real thing but none are. This is the real thing. The sugar amount is not a typo. ***I updated the recipe because I left out the onion

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients except cabbage mix/onion.
  2. Pour over cabbage mix.
  3. Mix well and refrigerate.
  4. Stir a few times before serving.
  5. Slaw best if made several hours before serving. It will get watery after several hours but that is normal. It will keep for 3 day in the fridge.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is how KFC in Australia used to make their coleslaw but with normal white vinegar instead of cider and some onion thrown in. Great recipe that I have been searching a while for. Thanks for posting.

5 5

I'm not much of a coleslaw fan, but have always liked KFC's so thought I'd give it a try. Made it the same day as the dinner. I thought it was pretty good, but just didn't seem quite right. As the days went on and I ate the left overs it got better and better. I would recommend making this a day ahead so the flavors can mingle nicely.

5 5

My husband is a man a few words, so when he tells me that he absolutely loves a dish I make, I know it's a keeper. I made this coleslaw tonight and he RAVED!! I cut the recipe in half, using a 1 lb bag of coleslaw mix and I can tell you I'll never do that again. He's just about finished it off. He said it was better than KFC and I told him it's the same thing. haha, thanks for the great recipe.