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Easy Copycat KFC Famous Bowl

How to make a homemade KFC Famous Bowl, with homestyle mashed potatoes, crispy chicken, corn, gravy, and cheese. Easy copycat dinner recipe!
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Course: Dinner Ideas
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 903kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

  • 1 package 1.6 ounces brown gravy mix
  • 20 ounces chicken nuggets*
  • 2 cups steam-able frozen corn
  • 24 ounces mashed potatoes*
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Colby Jack cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Mix up and cook the gravy according to package directions.
  • Cook the chicken nuggets according to package directions, and cut them into bite-size pieces.
  • Steam cook frozen corn in the microwave, according to package directions.
  • Cook or heat up the mashed potatoes, again according to package directions (unless making homemade).
  • First add a pile of mashed potatoes into your serving bowl.
  • Sprinkle the mashed potatoes with corn.
  • Sprinkle bite-size chicken nuggets on top of the potatoes and corn.
  • Spoon small spoonfuls of gravy onto chicken and mashed potatoes.
  • Finally, sprinkle a mixture of cheese on top of each bowl.
  • And that's it. Serve the bowls while warm and enjoy!

Notes

*Or you can use popcorn chicken or chicken strips.
*I prefer to buy ready made mashed potatoes for this recipe; you can also use instant mashed potatoes or homemade mashed potatoes.
How should I store mashed potato bowls?
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They should keep for 3-5 days.
How do I reheat them?
The best way to reheat your mashed potato bowls is in the oven at 350° F. This method will help to keep your chicken crispy. If in a hurry, reheat in the microwave for 3-5 minutes, checking every minute to stir or see if it's hot; with the microwave, chicken will be less crispy.
Can I make ahead and freeze KFC Bowls for quick meals?
Yes, you can. Just be sure to store your ingredients in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn. They should keep for 3-5 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 903kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1938mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g
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