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Family Favorite Recipe: Simple KFC Coleslaw Recipe


Confession!  I LOVE KFC cole slaw — sweet, creamy and so yummy! It’s taken me years to perfect, but I’ve blended several favorite restaurant-style sweet coleslaw recipes into a family favorite recipe for sweet and simple KFC coleslaw recipe.

While my home cooking skills are in the kitchen, my hubby is a seriously amazing Traeger smokin’ and grill BBQ-ing professional. With our families and friends, we attend many potlucks all year round. When those first long days of summer arrive along with the party invites, bring something original and tasty (that is portable). You’ll love this easy coleslaw recipe — and so will your family and friends.  Read on for our family’s favorite easy coleslaw recipe for that KFC sweet and simple slaw.

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Family Favorite Recipe: Sweet and Simple KFC Coleslaw

This tastes just like the restaurant-style coleslaw served at that fried chicken place (seriously)!  Besides BBQ and Traeger smoked meats at home, this is the perfect potluck dish. And it’s SO easy!  Prep time 15 minutes, ready in 2 hours (after chilling) — and trust me this too will be your family favorite sweet and simple KFC coleslaw recipe — and hit at all potlucks, picnics, and family gatherings.

INGREDIENTS How to Make Coleslaw

  • 1 (16 ounces) bag coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup light Olive Oil Mayo
  • one-half of a large onion, diced*
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon apple vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (adjust according to your family’s preferred level of sweetness)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions for the Best Coleslaw Recipe

Ingredients for family recipe of sweet and simple cole slaw.

1. Combine and toss the coleslaw mix and onion in a large bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together. Blend thoroughly.

3. Pour this mixture over the coleslaw/onion mix and toss thoroughly to coat.

Best served when chilled for at least 2 hours.

That’s it — easy peasy!

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Family favorite recipe sweet and simple Coleslaw

I should add that our family ❤ onions*, the taste, the crunchiness, just the yumminess, so I always add extra onions. In this recipe, I actually cut a large onion in half, diced it, and then added to the cabbage mixture. The other half onion I sliced for amazing Gourmet Balsamic Garlic Burgers I planned for dinner.  Feel free to adjust the onions based on your family’s tastes — I feel the crunchiness adds to the flavor.

What’s your family’s coleslaw recipe? Do you have a secret ingredient? Are you willing to share?

Ready for a BBQ? Try this family favorite sweet KFC coleslaw recipe and be the hit of the party. #kfccoleslawrecipe #howtomakecoleslaw #easycoleslawrecipe #homemadecoleslawrecipe


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