Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 4 hrs 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

My revised reverse-engineered recipe for KFC's coleslaw.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. ADD the following DRESSING ingredients into a large bowl: 1/2 cup real mayonnaise, 1/2 cup milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup Miracle Whip, 2 teaspoons cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons pineapple juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste).
  2. CUT 1-2 small wedges of white onion, each to the size of a garlic clove; PLACE onion wedge into garlic press; SQUEEZE onion pulp and juice to measure 1 teaspoon; ADD to other ingredients in bowl.
  3. WHISK together DRESSING ingredients until smooth, creamy and opalescent, using a wire whisk.
  4. CHOP COLESLAW ingredients to specifications, using a food processor if desired (4 cups cabbage should be cut to approximately 1/4 inch pieces; 1/3 cup carrots should be cut to approximately 1/8 inch thick x 1/4 inch long pieces.
  5. ADD prepped COLESLAW ingredients into large bowl containing DRESSING.
  6. BLEND all ingredients together until combined.
  7. COVER and refrigerate at 4 hours to overnight (I like it best the second day).
  8. COMBINE coleslaw well before serving.
  9. SERVE with your favorite dish (or by itself as I often do).
  10. ENJOY!
Most Helpful

Great, fast & easy! I did use the packaged shredded slaw mix to save time. This is the REAL THING!

DonnaColorado Johnson October 17, 2010

I don't even like KFC coleslaw anymore, since it is not the same, and hasn't been good for a while now. Me and my dear hubby loved this! Mr. DH gives this his seal of approval, he's a tough cookie to please. i love the flavors of the coriander and the pineapple juice.

MerryKitchenMaid April 09, 2010

I've tried so many KFC copycat coleslaw recipes online and this one is definitely the best!!! It tastes exactly like it!!!

StreisandRocks January 05, 2010