The Best Homemade Coleslaw Ever
February 19, 2013
Copy Cat KFC Coleslaw

Kentucky Fried Chicken has the best coleslaw you can buy. The thing is, KFC is so expensive, even though carrots and cabbage are inexpensive. For some reason, coleslaw everywhere else has big pieces of cabbage in a runny, tasteless dressing. I honestly think the average restaurant coleslaw tastes like dish water and is always in a tiny cup. It’s like their coleslaw is such a treasure to be rationed. They treat it like a delicacy, declaring it as a side dish, only to give you two tablespoons. I made a delicious KFC knock-off version. And I should mention it’s easy.

With coleslaw, texture is everything.I love how KFC grates their carrots and cabbage finely. If you have a food processor, this is ridiculously quick to make. I lost a piece to my food processor, so instead of using the grating blade, I’ve been just putting the vegetables in the food processor with all-purpose blade and pulsing. Alternatively, you can use a box grater.

I love coleslaw on barbecue sandwiches, and as a side for many dishes. But with this recipe, you will want a healthy serving, not just two tablespoons.

1/8 c. canola oil
1/4 c. white vinegar
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 head cabbage
2 carrots
2 tsp celery seeds
a few cracks of black pepper
Grate cabbage and carrots finely. Mix together the rest of all the ingredients. Coleslaw Dressing
Pour over cabbage/carrot mixture. Let sit to room temperature for an hour, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate.


  1. Ashley Jones

    I made this tonight almost exactly as the new directions say. I had baked chicken left over from Sunday dinner so I used cooked chicken instead of raw. I just added the chicken and the rice a little later. It was not too thick at all. In fact just perfect. I love soup. Will be a family favorite.

    • Laura

      Hi Ashley! Of which recipe are you referring? This is the coleslaw recipe. Did you try another one? Thanks!


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