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Copycat KFC Bowl

CopyCat KFC Bowl

Author — Jennifer
Serves — 4
This Copycat KFC Bowl recipe is quick and easy to make at home but tastes like the fast food restaurant's Famous Bowls. It's a delicious dinner filled with your favorite flavors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 20 chicken nuggets or tenders divided
  • 12 ounce bag frozen corn divided
  • 8 ounce bag Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Mashed Potatoes prepared and divided
  • 18 ounce jar Heinz chicken gravy divided
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded and divided


  • Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit and place 10 nuggets in the basket in a single layer.
  • Cook the nuggets for 7-10 minutes or until crispy and cooked through.
  • Remove the nuggets and place them on a plate. Place 10 more nuggets in the basket and cook as above.
  • While the nuggets are cooking, place the gravy in a small saucepan and heat it over medium low heat until bubbling, about 5-7 minutes. Be sure to stir it often.
  • Once the gravy is bubbling reduce the heat to low and cover.
  • Steam the corn in the microwave as instructed on the package and allow it to sit in the microwave when finished.
  • Prepare the mashed potatoes in a large mixing bowl according to the package directions and then cover them and allow them to sit until you are ready to prepare the bowls.
  • To assemble your bowls, place 1 cup of mashed potatoes in the bottoms of each large bowl, sprinkle with ½ cup of cooked corn, ⅓ cup hot gravy, ¼ cup shredded cheese and top with 5 crispy nuggets.
  • Serve hot.


  • To Store: If you have leftovers that you want to keep for later you can cover them or place them in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 4 days.
  • To Reheat: You can reheat the bowls in the microwave until the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit inside. The texture, especially of the nuggets, will change when reheated.
  • I highly recommend preparing these bowls just before serving as they do not store well.
  • Sprinkle on your favorite seasoning mixture for a bit of extra flavor. This can be especially helpful if you are using unseasoned mashed potatoes and chicken.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 769kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 1097mg | Potassium: 1755mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 2mg