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Mashed Potato Bowl Recipe

When KFC first introduced the mashed potato bowl a few years ago I was pretty excited to try it. Mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, and breaded chicken topped with cheese, how could this not be good? It was no surprise to me when I tried it and it actually was good. The problem with most fast food places is that they are often hit or miss. So after having many disappointing mashed potato bowls I decided it was time to make my own. The result was fantastic. The chicken pieces were well seasoned and I used Campbell’s beef gravy for a nice rich flavor. This recipe is a little work but I can assure you it’s worth it. This makes for a great dinner and if you enjoy the mashed potato bowls from KFC, you will enjoy this recipe.

Yield: (4 Servings)

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Mashed Potato Bowl Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1” chunks)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon accent salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil (for deep frying)
    Mashed Potatoes-
  • 8 large potatoes (peeled and quartered)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 cans Campbell’s Beef Gravy (heated)
  • 2 cups corn (heated)
  • 1 bag shredded Colby Jack Cheese


  1.  In a shallow bowl beat together 1 egg and 1 cup of milk. Combine all of the coating ingredients in another shallow bowl, pie plate, or shaker bag and mix well. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture then into the coat and double dip. Deep fry in batches at 375 degrees until chicken pieces are golden brown and fully cooked. Drain on paper towels.
  2. While chicken is frying. To make mashed potatoes: Add potatoes and salt to a large pot and fill with enough water to cover the potatoes. Boil potatoes until tender. Drain water and add pepper, butter, and milk. Mash or beat until smooth.
  3.  To assemble potato bowls- Add a layer of mashed potato onto the bottom of a boil. Top with corn, chicken pieces, gravy, and cheese. Divide the ingredients evenly within 4 bowls.


  1. megan says:

    This looks really good! Think I might try it with grilled chicken! Do you think it would still taste as good with grilled chicken?

  2. Shelly says:

    It’s funny how everyone has their priorities. I’ve made this before with instant mashed potatoes and frozen chicken nuggets, but I would never consider using gravy from a jar. 🙂 Regardless, it is better at home, isn’t it?

  3. Dori says:

    I cooked this tonight and it was delicious! I did half of the chicken in the flour mix and the rest I dipped in the flour first then put it in the egg mixture then dipped it in Panko bread crumbs to give it a more crispy, fried taste. Thanks for the recipe. My hubby and I love your site!

  4. Hope says:

    This was so delicious when KFC first came out with it, and I haven’t eaten one in so long due to fast food inconsistency =P Can’t wait to make this! I’m sure it will be delicious!

  5. redneckfish says:

    I will be making this at least twice a month. Perhaps more, if it is enjoyed by my Grandchildren as much as it is by me.

  6. Allison says:

    I made this last night and it was SOOO good. My husband loved it so much I got a high five over dinner. 🙂 LOVE your site!

  7. lina says:

    We make this at home all the time but we added a grand’s biscuit molded to fit the bowl right between the corn and gravy and I will never go back … Mmmn

  8. Bill says:

    A little work? That’s way too much work for 4 servings. Easier to drive down and get one. And I’ve never had a bad one. Maybe it’s your KFC if you got that many.

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