Sunday, October 23, 2011

Layered Chicken Casserole

We eat at KFC every once in awhile, and sometimes we order a  Famous Bowl where you get an entire meal in a bowl.   This past week we tried the new Bacon Bowl and loved it. 

When trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight, I realized I had all of the ingredients to make a layered chicken bowl at home.     First I cooked some chicken nuggets in a glass casserole pan for 20 mins at 400  degrees. (I followed the directions on the back of the bag)

While the chicken was cooking, I mixed up a batch of  instant mashed pototoes.  (you could definitely make some of the real stuff instead, but when feeding hungry kids I often do the shortcut version)
While the nuggets were still in the oven, I also warmed up a can of white sweet corn.  Any type of corn would do, that just happened to be the only corn I had in the house. 

When the chicken came out of the oven, I then layered the mashed potatoes on top of the nuggets

and mixed in a large spoonful of the corn.  Though it is not in the picture, I used a slotted spoon to add the corn, because I thought the corn liquid would make it too soggy.  I also personally did not add of the entire amt of corn, because a couple of my kids can be funny about eatting corn. 

I added some cheese on top and them placed back into the warm oven  for a few minutes so it would melt. 

The family was a little unsure at first, since I had never made this  before but to their surprise  THEY LOVED IT! One of the kids who is a bit pickier than the rest, actually asked for seconds almost immediately.    While quick and easy version(less than 20 mins), the ingredients could be changed if you would prefer not to use boxed potatoes and frozen nuggets.  I will be making this recipe again, because I got a thumbs up all around.     

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