I'm a big fan of replicating restaurant and fast food dishes at home for less money. This dinner is one of those kinds of recipes and it's waaay cheaper than if you were to buy them at KFC and honestly tastes very, very close to the same. There's nothing super gourmet about this one, you probably have all the ingredients hanging out in your freezer and food storage. The kids love it and even the big kid likes it to eat as lunch the next day. If you wanted to be all super, Holly Homemaker you could absolutely make your mashed potatoes from scratch but to really duplicate the KFC experience you need to use instant. I admit that growing up in Idaho I had no idea that such a thing existed. Instant potatoes...what will they think of next?!?
This is seriously easy dinner. I can't even call it a recipe. Add the elements you like to your bowl and if you are B leave the corn out. Start with everything warm and just microwave for 20 seconds just before eating and you will be thinking you just left the KFC drive thru. An added bonus is your wallet won't be in sticker shock! Woo!
Mock KFC Potato Bowls
Popcorn chicken (we cook the whole bag)
Enough mashed potatoes to feed your family
Brown gravy; Cambell's tastes really close to KFC's but the kind in the packet works well too.
1. Bake the chicken according to the package directions
2. Prepare the mashed potatoes according to the package directions.
3. Layer potatoes, gravy, chicken, corn, gravy and cheese.
4. Zap the bowl in the microwave to melt the cheese a little bit before serving.