Woman shares her easy KFC bowl recipe – including the perfect crispy popcorn chicken

IT’S got to the point in lockdown where we would literally give anything to get our KFC fix.

While we’re eagerly waiting for the fast food chain to open its doors again, we’ve been passing the time making crispy chicken drumsticks and Zinger wings at home – and now one fan has revealed how to put together the perfect KFC bowl yourself.

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The mum made a KFC bowl out of mashed potato, corn, chicken and cheese[/caption]

Posting on the Facebook page C**p I Cooked in Quarantine, the woman explained how this recipe is “the simplest dish ever”.

To start with, she filled the bottom of her baking tray with mashed potato and topped it with tinned corn.

Next, she added 15 already-cooked chicken nuggets and covered it all with two cups of cheese.

Then all the mum had to do was pop it in the oven for a couple of minutes until the cheese had melted. And there you have it, a homemade KFC bowl.


She covered the bottom of the baking tray with mashed potato[/caption]


She then added a tin of corn[/caption]


The mum topped the chicken with two cups of cheese before putting it in the oven[/caption]

But wait, we know what you’re thinking – WHAT ABOUT THE GRAVY?

Well, the mum only added an instant gravy sachet for herself as she’s the only one in her family who actually likes it.

Although if you did want to make KFC’s actual gravy at home, then this mum’s recipe has got you covered.

Unsurprisingly, her simple method has proved a hit with other members of the group.

How to make your own 'KFC' bowl:

Ingredients: one serving of mashed potato, one tin of corn, 15 chicken nuggets, shredded cheese of your choice for topping, instant gravy sachet


  • Cook your chicken nuggets in the oven
  • Then preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Fill the bottom of your baking tray with mashed potato
  • Heat your tinned corn on the hob and pour over the mash
  • Place your chicken nuggets over the two layers and top with a generous amount of cheese
  • Cook for two minutes in the oven – making sure it doesn’t burn – and finish by adding instant gravy

As well as racking up hundreds of “likes”, one user replied: “That’s fresher than the KFC Bowl!”

Another suggested: “We use chicken gravy here and throw bacon bits on top. Can’t beat bacon.”

“This is a family favourite,” a third added. “We use homemade chicken gravy though and allow the kids build their own.”

For more cooking inspiration, this is how to make gooey chocolate caramel lava cake in your slow cooker for the ultimate weekend treat.

Plus this amateur baker revealed how to make honeycomb in lockdown using just three ingredients.