This healthy KFC bowl recipe will soon be a family favorite!

this is a copycat KFC bowl

My original recipe used natural heaven mashed hearts of palm with canned mashed potatoes to make the mash for this dish.  To make this dish even easier, I simply use prepared mashed potatoes that you find in the refrigerator section of your grocery store.

What are the ingredients in a KFC bowl?

  • Mashed potatoes
  • corn
  • brown gravy
  • cheese
  • popcorn chicken

For my popcorn chicken, I used my KFC chicken recipe, but rewrote this KFC bowl recipe to serve one.  You can obviously double, triple or quadruple the recipe if need be.

Tips and tricks of making this quick KFC bowl?

  • Use packaged brown gravy mix that you can mix together in the microwave.  This recipe only needs 1/4 cup of the gravy, so you can save the rest for another dish
  • Prepared mashed potatoes. No need to wait for potatoes to boil to make mashed potatoes

Can you air fry the chicken?

Absolutely – but I realize that not everyone has an air fryer.  Simply cook for 6 minutes at 360 degrees, then 4 minutes at 400 degrees, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165.

this is a photo of a healthy kfc bowl

Healthy KFC Bowl Recipe

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This copycat version of KFC's popcorn chicken bowl is so delicious and a much healthier version. Their original version is 22 WW points! That's nearly one full day of points for me.


  • 4 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour (or regular all-purpose flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup prepared mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light
  • 1/3 cup canned corn
  • 13 grams cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup brown gravy


    For the chicken:

Mix the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, baking powder in a bowl.

Scramble the egg in a separate bowl.

Toss the chicken in the egg mixture/flour mixture and repeat twice. Heat skillet with avocado oil spray. Cook chicken 3 minute a side over medium heat or until it reaches in internal temperature of 165. Set aside.

In a microwave safe dish, microwave the packaged potatoes and canned corn.

To plate: put the mashed potatoes on the bottom, top with the corn (that you can just reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds), cheese and gravy, and top with the cooked chicken.

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You can see I clearly hated it.  Ha!

this is an empty bowl of KFC bowl

This recipe is not only delicious, but it is super filling.  Do you feel hungry in between meals on Weight Watchers?  Simply bump up the protein in your meals.

In case you can still find Natural Heaven in your grocery store, check out some of the other recipes I’ve made using Natural Heaven products:

this is a dinner plate with tater tots

this is a photo of pork potstickers

Natural Heaven Products at some Whole Foods.

Let me know what you think!

This copycat KFC Bowl is made with air fryer popcorn chicken and is a much healthier version than the original. The main ingredients for this KFC bowl are chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, brown gravy and cheese. A perfect comfort food dinner. Get your Weight Watchers personal points through the link in my blog post.