Copycat KFC Coleslaw Recipe

Make Kentucky Fried Chicken’s famous coleslaw at home with this copycat recipe.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 24 hours
  • Total Time: 24 hours
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


3/4 Head  Sliced Green Cabbage
1/4 Head Sliced Red Cabbage
12 Grated Carrots
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/4 Cup Miracle Whip
1/3 Cup Chopped White Onion
3 1/4 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 1/2 Tablespoons Tarragon Vinegar (*see instructions below recipe for how to make your own)
1/4 Teaspoon Celery Salt


Mix oil, sugar, onions, and tarragon vinegar together in a small bowl. Add Miracle Whip and fold in.

Place shredded cabbage & grated carrots in a large bowl. Pour the Miracle Whip mixture over them. Gently mix together.

Marinate for at least 24 hours. Keep refrigerated.


*Tarragon vinegar: Take 1.5 cups of white vinegar and bring to a gentle boil. Turn off and let cool for one minute. Pour vinegar into a jar that has 4 sprigs of fresh tarragon. Put a lid on it and store in a dark, cool place for two weeks.


  • Calories: 224