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.
Ingredients for KFC Famous Bowl
- russet potatoes
- salt and pepper
- minced garlic
- 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.
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!