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Copycat KFC Famous Bowl

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Okay fried chicken lovers, this one is for you! If you’re a fan of KFC, you’re going to absolutely love this meal. This Copycat KFC Famous Bowl has layers of silky mashed potatoes, crispy fried chicken, thick gravy, sweet corn, and lots of cheese! And it’s all made at home in just about half an hour for a fraction of the cost of the drive-thru price.

Did you know that the first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant was actually in Utah? It’s actually just about an hour from where I live. I always thought it would’ve started in… I don’t know… Kentucky? Haha! Either way, you’re going to want to try this dish at home.

copycat KFC famous bowl

Ingredients for KFC Famous Bowl

  • russet potatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • milk
  • minced garlic
  • butter
  • paprika
  • Colby jack cheese
  • bag Frozen popcorn chicken or chicken nuggets
  • canned corn
  • chicken gravy

How to Make Copycat KFC Famous Bowl

For the mashed potatoes, peel and dice the potatoes into small pieces. Make sure they’re pretty small or else you’ll have to cook the potatoes a little longer.

If you have an Instant Pot silicone steamer basket insert (it’s under $10 and so handy!), add it to the bottom of your Instant Pot.

Add the potatoes, water, and salt and pepper. Put the lid on top, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Flip the valve to quick release, and remove any excess liquid from the Instant Pot. Add the remaining mashed potato ingredients. Beat with an electric hand mixer or a potato masher until your desired creaminess.

While the potatoes are cooking, place the chicken on a sheet pan and bake according to the package instructions. Next, heat the corn on the stove or in the microwave. Do the same with the gravy.
Now for assembly. Once everything is cooked, assemble your bowls, starting with a large dollop of mashed potatoes, followed by the corn, crispy chicken, gravy, and cheese. Serve and enjoy!

copycat kfc famous bowl

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Copycat KFC Famous Bowl

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Dinner, MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-5

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

This Copycat KFC Famous Bowl has layers of silky mashed potatoes, crispy fried chicken, thick gravy, sweet corn, and lots of cheese!

Ingredients

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • 7 medium-sized 7 russet potatoes

  • 1 cup 1 water

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • 1 tsp 1 pepper

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 Colby jack cheese, shredded

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 milk

  • 1 tbsp 1 minced garlic

  • 2 tbsp 2 butter

  • 1 tsp 1 paprika

  • Bowls
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Colby jack cheese, shredded

  • 24 oz 24 bag Frozen popcorn chicken or chicken nuggets

  • 15 oz 15 can corn

  • 6 oz 6 chicken gravy

Directions

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Peel and dice the potatoes into small pieces.
  • If you have an Instant Pot silicone steamer basket insert, add it to the bottom of your Instant Pot. Add the potatoes with the water and a dash of salt and pepper. Put the lid on top, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. If you didn’t cut the potatoes super small cook them for longer, about 12 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked remove any excess liquid from the Instant Pot, then add in the remaining mashed potato ingredients. Beat with an electric hand mixer or a potato masher until creamy.
  • Bowls
  • Place the chicken on a sheet pan and bake according to the package instructions.
  • To a small pot on the stove add the can of corn and heat through. To another small pot on the stove, add the gravy and heat through. Once the chicken is out of the oven assemble your bowls by putting some mashed potatoes to the bottom of your bowl then top with the corn, chicken, gravy, and cheese. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

2 Comments

  1. Midwest Cook

    Thanks for the idea, the stir-ins measurements for the potatoes and the layering instructions. Fun to eat and my husband came back for 2nds. I made LOTS of equivalents/substitutions as I 1/3- sized the recipe. I used 4 servings of cooked instant potatoes, 1/2 C. of cooked frozen corn kernels, and a lower-salt version (dry packet) of chicken gravy mix.

    Leftover potatoes & gravy reheated well as a side for lunchtime sandwiches.

  2. Julia Hann

    Julia,
    I adore you and your family, but I have to inform you that you have totally shaken my world to it’s core. I live in Corbin, KY where I have always been told the first KFC wad started here. We have a huge KFC restaurant/museum with a big sign that says “Eat where it all began.”

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