KFC Famous Bowls Recipe (Copycat)


The KFC bowl is undoubtedly one of my favorite dishes along with the kfc coleslaw recipe we recently unleashed. If you’re like me you take comfort in indulging in the famous KFC bowls. It certainly is a guilty pleasure that people love for all obvious reasons. The bowls are delicious, just what our taste buds are asking for.

There’s sweetcorn, cheese, gravy, mashed potatoes, and crispy chicken – wonders from all different worlds, thrown into a single bowl. What could be more finger-licking good? 

bowl filled with KFC dishes

What is a KFC Famous Bowl?

The KFC Famous Bowl is a hearty dish that brings together some of KFC’s most beloved items into one bowl. It features a flavorful base of creamy mashed potatoes, topped with juicy, seasoned popcorn chicken. Added to this are sweet corn and KFC’s home-style gravy, and the dish is completed with a generous topping of shredded cheese. It’s a complete meal in a bowl, offering a mix of textures and flavors that KFC fans love.

How Make a Copycat KFC Famous Bowl

KFC’s Famous Bowl: a delightful medley of flavors and textures, bringing together creamy mashed potatoes, tender bites of chicken, sweet corn, and savory gravy, all topped off with a generous sprinkle of cheese.

This recipe brings that delightful combination to your dining table, ensuring you don’t miss out on the classic KFC experience.


  • Frozen cauliflower rice (12 Oz)
  • Light butter (2 tablespoons)
  • Whole kernel of corn (well-drained)
  • Beef gravy (60 grams or 1/4 C)
  • Reduced-fat shredded cheddar (1/4 C or 28 grams)
  • Popcorn chicken (16 pieces)
  • Black pepper (1/2 teaspoon for seasoning)


  1. Mashed Cauliflower Preparation:
    • Drain the cauliflower rice and dehydrate in the oven for 4-5 minutes.
    • Blend the dehydrated rice with butter and black pepper until smooth.
  2. Gravy and Corn Preparation:
    • Measure and heat the gravy in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
    • Drain the canned corn and heat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds.
  3. Assembling the Bowl:
    • Start with half of the mashed cauliflower.
    • Add half of the gravy, corn, and 8 pieces of popcorn chicken.
    • Top with shredded cheddar.
    • Repeat for the second serving.

Combine our KFC recipes for Popcorn Chicken and Mashed Potatoes to recreate this delectable dish.

KFC Famous Bowl Recipe

4 from 5 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time





This low-calorie KFC famous bowl recipe is notches above your expectations. It is truly a blast of flavor and texture in your mouth. Try it first. 


  • For The Mashed Potatoes:
  • 8-10 8-10 baking potatoes, peeled & cubed

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 half & half

  • 1 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

  • Salt & pepper, to taste

  • For The Chicken Bowls:
  • 12-14 12-14 crispy chicken strips, cooked

  • 1 can 1 golden corn kernels, warmed

  • 1 cup 1 brown gravy

  • 2 cups 2 shredded cheddar cheese


  • Mashed Potatoes:
  • Boil the potatoes in salted water until fork-tender (about 30 minutes).
  • Drain and return to the pot.
  • Mash the potatoes, season with salt and pepper.
  • Add half & half and cream cheese, and mash until smooth.
  • Assembling the Bowls:
  • Begin with a scoop or two of mashed potatoes in a soup bowl.
  • Add corn kernels.
  • Top with chicken strips.
  • Drizzle with gravy and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Serve immediately and savor the taste!

Like this recipe?

Follow us @recipefairy on Pinterest

Tips & Tricks

  • Potato Texture:
    • Use a hand mixer for fluffier mashed potatoes.
    • Whip them right in the pot for a creamy yet airy texture.
  • Chicken Choices:
    • Chicken strips are ideal, but you can also use:
      • Popcorn chicken
      • Chicken nuggets
      • Breaded chicken cutlets (sliced)
  • Corn Options:
    • Canned corn is quick and easy.
    • For a fresher taste, use cooked corn cut right off the cob.
  • Complete the Experience:
    • Pair with other KFC copycat dishes:
      • KFC fried chicken
      • Coleslaw
      • Biscuits

Why Opt for a Healthier Version?

The traditional KFC famous bowl packs a whopping 720 calories, with 34gms of fat and 79gms of carbs. Our version, on the other hand, offers a more balanced nutritional profile with 600 calories, 22gms of fat, and 52 grams of carbs, without compromising on taste.

Other KFC Dishes

Authentic KFC Gravy

Mash potatoes


KFC Corn on the cob

  • kfc mac and cheese

    KFC Mac and Cheese

    Cooks in 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

    We’ve got everything you need to make your own KFC Mac and Cheese and enjoy it whenever craving hits.

  • kfc copycat recipes

    15 KFC Copycat Recipes

    KFC has some classic recipes and we’ve collated the secret sauce to allow you to replicate these KFC recipes. Follow our instructions and you’ll be able to bring Kentucky Fried Chicken into your own home.

  • kfc biscuits recipe

    KFC Biscuits Recipe

    Cooks in 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

    These light and flaky KFC biscuits are the best biscuits you will ever make! It takes only a few minutes to make and can be served as a side with a wide variety of meals.

Final Thoughts

Recreating the KFC Famous Bowl at home is not only fun but also satisfying. It’s a testament to the fact that with the right ingredients and a bit of effort, you can enjoy restaurant-quality meals in your own kitchen. So, the next time you’re in the mood for some comfort food, give this recipe a try!


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *