KFC Cole Slaw Copycat Recipe
Gluten Free Living – 2016
KFC Cole Slaw Copycat Recipe tastes like the real thing. It’s really fantastic. On top of that, it is super simple and easy to make up. I started with a bag of shredded cabbage, carrots and red cabbage (which is a lot easier than shredding in the food processor), then just whisk the dressing ingredients and combine.
I actually made this a day ahead of when I was going to serve it so the dressing had a chance to really permeate the cabbage for enhanced flavor. Everyone loved this side salad.
Years ago, back when the Internet was just getting started in the early 90s (way before there was such a thing as food blogs), I came across a website that had hundreds of copycat recipes for major restaurant foods.
I clipped recipes for everything from Hellmann’s mayonnaise to Olive Garden’s Fettucini Alfredo. I also clipped this one and it has been sitting in my recipe book waiting for a try for over 20 years!
A couple of weeks ago, I had our Sunday school class over for a backyard barbecue. I made three different salads: a Mediterranean Pasta Salad, a Frozen Tropical Cranberry Salad and this delicious cole slaw. It was a hit with even the pickiest eaters. I ate a couple of bowls of the stuff myself.
I love cole slaw. I know some people aren’t big cabbage eaters, but I really enjoy it so I like to put it on the menu a lot during the summer when we have cook outs. It takes very little work and you don’t have to heat your kitchen.
If you enjoy Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Cole Slaw then this copycat recipe can’t be beat. It is incredibly good and so easy to whip up for picnics and summer holiday fare. While this recipe is gluten free, it does have sugar so it can’t really be considered healthy. Even still, it’s one of the best cole slaw recipes you’ll ever eat.
KFC Cole Slaw Copycat Recipe tastes just like the stuff you get at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
If you’re in need of a good cole slaw recipe for your next backyard barbecue or cook out, this one is terrific.
KFC Cole Slaw Copycat Recipe will have you licking your chops. Even picky eaters who don’t normally eat Cole Slaw will love this recipe.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Place cole slaw mix in a large salad bowl. Meanwhile, combine salad dressing ingredients.
Whisk salad dressing ingredients to combine.
Pour dressing over top of cabbage in bowl and stir well to combine. Refrigerate at least a couple of hours so the dressing can permeate the cabbage. I refrigerated the salad over night.
While you can shred your own cabbage and carrots, it’s so much easier to buy pre-shredded cabbage in bags these days.
KFC Cole Slaw Copycat Recipe is gluten free for those with gluten intolerance.
Here’s the recipe.
KFC COLE SLAW COPYCAT RECIPE
(Recipe adapted from an Internet recipe, circa early 1990s)
- 16-oz. bag shredded cole slaw mix (including carrots & red cabbage)
- ½ cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise
- ¼ cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 ½ tbsp. white vinegar
- 2 ½ tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- ½ tsp. celery seed
- Place cole slaw mix in a bowl.
- Combine remaining ingredients with a whisk.
- Pour over cole slaw.
- Refrigerate several hours before serving.
Give KFC Cole Slaw Copycat Recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Every bite is finger lickin’ good. 🙂
While Cole Slaw is great served with Fried Chicken, it’s an excellent side dish for any barbecue or cook out.