Chicken Rice and Gravy Bowls 

Chicken rice and gravy bowls are inspired by a famous fast food chicken chain. The homemade version is even better according to my family.

 Chicken Rice and Gravy Bowls are a copycat of the well known "famous" bowls from a fast food southern named chicken chain.

I have several copycat recipes in the series so far and I have a couple more lined up. We don’t eat out often so I find myself trying to come as close to our favorite restaurant dishes as possible.

I like making homemade versions of restaurant favorites because it means we don’t have to load up in the car and drive somewhere and wait or send someone after the food and hope it isn’t cold. Now on grocery shopping days we eat out because we’re already out and I hate cooking on shopping days.

These bowls build on three recipes I have on the blog already- buttermilk chicken fingers, garlic and herb rice pilaf, and gravy without pan juices. To simplify things you could use frozen chicken fingers or popcorn chicken or even just some sautéed chicken tenders.

The only change I would make to the recipe would be to add green beans. The night I made them I was eating down the pantry and freezer and we had no green beans.


Green beans, buttermilk biscuits, and Alabama Sweet Tea

Chicken Rice and Gravy Bowls

Make the buttermilk chicken fingers or sauté the chicken tenders, garlic and herb rice pilaf, and gravy.

Chop the chicken in bite sized pieces.

Layer the rice and chicken in a bowl

Top with gravy and shredded cheddar cheese

Chicken, Rice, and Gravy Bowls 

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


  • 6 to 8 Buttermilk chicken fingers or
  • 6 to 8 sautéed chicken tenders
  • 1 batch garlic and herb rice pilaf
  • 1 recipe gravy without pan juices made with half beef broth and half chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Prepare the chicken, rice pilaf, and, gravy according to the recipes.
  2. Slice the chicken
  3. Place about 1 cup of rice in a bowl
  4. Top with 1/4 of the chicken
  5. Ladle some gravy over the chicken and rice
  6. Sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons cheese

Chicken Rice and Gravy Bowls

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31dayscookingathome475 This post is part of the series 31 Days of Cooking at Home
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  1. I don’t care much for gravy, but I think I’d love these without it!

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