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

5 5

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

5 5

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.

5 5

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