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Copycat KFC Chicken Bowl Casserole

This Copycat KFC Chicken Bowl Casserole makes for a quick and easy meal that the whole family will love!! The combination of mashed potatoes, corn, crispy chicken, topped with cheese, and gravy makes this casserole one of the BEST comfort meals!

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You may have seen Copycat KFC bowls floating around the WW community-which I LOVE so much! In fact I found myself making individual bowls for my entire family…which got me thinking…I could turn the individual bowls into a CASSEROLE for my entire family!! And let me tell you…my family just can’t get enough of it! 

What ingredients do I need to make this Copycat KFC Bowl Casserole?

  • Mashed potatoes– you can make your own, boxed, or refrigerated. I like to use Simply Potatoes. They can be found in the refrigerated area of grocery stores near the mashed potatoes. If you have potatoes as a zero point food-you can make your own homemade mashed potatoes by peeling, cooking, and mashing 1.5 lb. russet potatoes since the Simply Potatoes contain margarine and will not be zero smart points.
  • Whole kernel corn– I use frozen. You could also use canned- be sure to drain the liquid.  
  • Popcorn chicken, breaded chicken tenders, or chicken nuggets– you could use Tyson’s blackened chicken strips that are grilled and make for a great alternative to breaded chicken.
  • Reduced fat or fat free shredded cheddar cheese- I like to use Velveeta shreds. It melts well and is lower in points than most cheeses. A 1/4 cup is 2 Smartpoints! I found it at my local Walmart store.
  • Brown gravy-I use the bottled Heinz brown gravy. It’s simple and 1/4 cup is only 1 SmartPoint!

Can this be made for individual servings?

Yes, you can make this in a single serving using oven-safe bowls. 

Using 1/3 cup mashed potatoes, 1/4 cup corn, 2 oz. Tyson’s popcorn chicken, and 2 Tbsp Velveeta cheese and gravy,

How do I measure 10 ounces popcorn chicken?

I like to use THIS food scale to measure out 10 oz. popcorn chicken.

If you don’t have a food scale-it’s equivalent to about 10-12 ( depending on size)  popcorn chicken pieces. 

How do I make this Copycat KFC Bowl Casserole?

Preheat oven or air fryer to 400 degrees. 

Cook popcorn chicken pieces either for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is soft and tender.

Remove chicken pieces from oven or air fryer. Let the popcorn chicken cool for 5 minutes.

Spray 9×13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Spread a single layer mashed potatoes into prepared dish.

(If the mashed potatoes are hard/cold just place in microwave for 2 minutes so it’s easier to spread)

Layer the corn over the top of the mashed potatoes. 

Using a knife cut popcorn chicken into quarters.

Layer the popcorn chicken pieces on top of corn.

Cook for another 10 minutes, or until the chicken is crispy.

Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese over the top and place back into the oven until cheese is melted.

Heat the gravy on the stove top or according to the instructions. 

Drizzle the gravy over the casserole. 

Enjoy!

 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 1/2 cups mashed potatoes- I use Simply Potatoes that are found in the refrigerated area of grocery stores near the mashed potatoes. You could also make your own by peeling, cooking, and mashing 1.5 lb. russet potatoes.
  • 2 cups whole kernel corn, frozen and thawed 
  • 10 oz. Tyson’s popcorn chicken or chicken nuggets or Tyson’s blackened chicken tenders for a grilled chicken option
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese- I use Velveeta Shreds 
  • 1/2 cup Heinz Classic Chicken gravy 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven or air fryer to 400 degrees. Cook popcorn chicken for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is soft and tender.
  2. Remove chicken pieces from oven or air fryer. Let the popcorn chicken cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Spray 9×13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. 
  4. Spread a single layer mashed potatoes into prepared dish. ( tip-if the mashed potatoes are hard/cold just place in microwave for 2 minutes so it’s easier to spread)
  5. Layer the corn over the top of the mashed potatoes. 
  6. Using a knife cut popcorn chicken into quarters.
  7. Layer popcorn chicken pieces on top of corn.
  8. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until the chicken is crispy.
  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese over the top and place back into the oven until cheese is melted.
  10. Heat the gravy on the stove top or according to the instructions.
  11. Drizzle the gravy over the casserole.
  12. Enjoy! 

Makes 6 (1 cup) servings

3-9 PersonalPoints™ per serving*  

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 6

Copycat KFC Chicken Bowl Casserole

Copycat KFC Chicken Bowl Casserole

This Copycat KFC Chicken Bowl Casserole makes for a quick and easy meal that the whole family will love!! The combination of mashed potatoes, corn, crispy chicken, topped with cheese and gravy makes this casserole one of the BEST comfort meals!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups mashed potatoes-I use Simply Potatoes or you can make your own by peeling, cooking, and mashing 1.5 lb. russet potatoes
  • 2 cups whole kernel corn, frozen and thawed 
  • 10 oz. Tyson’s popcorn chicken, chicken nuggets or Tyson's blackened chicken strips for a grilled chicken option
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese- I use Velveeta Shreds 
  • 1/2 cup Heinz brown gravy

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven or air fryer to 400 degrees. Cook popcorn chicken for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is soft and tender.
    2. Remove chicken pieces from oven or air fryer. Let the popcorn chicken cool for 5 minutes.
    3. Spray 9x13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. 
    4. Spread a single layer mashed potatoes into prepared dish. ( tip-if the mashed potatoes are hard/cold just place in microwave for 2 minutes so it’s easier to spread)
    5. Layer the corn over the top of the mashed potatoes. 
    6. Using a knife cut popcorn chicken into quarters.
    7. Layer popcorn chicken pieces on top of corn.
    8. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until the chicken is crispy.
    9. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese over the top and place back into the oven until cheese is melted.
    10. Heat the gravy on the stove top or according to the instructions. Drizzle the gravy over the casserole.
    11. Enjoy! 


    Makes 6 (1 cup) servings


    3-9 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

    • If you don't have a food scale-it's equivalent to about 10-12 ( depending on size) Tyson's popcorn chicken pieces. 
    • If you have potatoes as a zero point food-you can make your own homemade mashed potatoes by peeling, cooking, and mashing 1.5 lb. russet potatoes since the Simply Potatoes contain margarine and will not be zero smart points.
    • Smartpoints: Green: 9 SmartPoints per serving Blue: 7 SmartPoints per serving Purple: 3 SmartPoints per serving if using homemade mashed potatoes or 7 Smartpoints per serving if using Simply Potatoes

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Amount Per Serving Calories 216Total Fat 7gCholesterol 7mgSodium 175mgCarbohydrates 27gNet Carbohydrates 25gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 14g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list.

Brittany

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

I’m obsessed with this recipe! It’s sooo good! It taste like it should be a cheat meal!! Thank you for creating amazing recipes!

Janelle

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Yummy and great to have for lunch throughout the week.

Becky

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

So so good! Fiancé approved!

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Thursday 28th of January 2021

[…] family? Fear not – @thepounddropper has created it as a casserole here… https://thepounddropper.com/copycat-kfc-chicken-bowl-casseroleWant to do a mashed Cauliflower swap for the potatoes? Here’s an idea from @masonfit! […]

Sara

Monday 14th of September 2020

Just curious, you have to use brown gravy in one spot and then chic gravy in another spot... does it matter the kind?

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