KFC Rice Box

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  • 25MINS
  • 494KCAL

The temptation of the takeaway will be kept well under control with this low calorie and low Points, slimming-friendly KFC Rice Box!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories494
  • Carbs25g
  • Protein49g
  • Fat15g
  • Saturates4g
  • Sugars2g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Our KFC Rice Box recipe is a slimming friendly version of the popular takeaway dish and is great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

This KFC Rice Box is really versatile and is a fantastic way to use up any leftover veg that you have laying around. Just chop it up really finely and then cook it in with your chosen rice – it’s a great way of adding extra nutrients without adding loads of additional calories!

We’ve used our Savoury Rice recipe in this KFC Rice Box but you could use our Nando’s Spicy Rice instead if you prefer. We’ve also chosen panko breadcrumbs as they’re really crisp but still super light on calories and Points!

What diets is this KFC Rice Box suitable for?

This KFC Rice Box recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Vegetable stock cube
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Onion and garlic granules (these should be gluten free, but please double check as brands may vary)

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this KFC Rice Box recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this KFC Rice Box recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this KFC Rice Box recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this KFC Rice Box recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make KFC Rice Box?

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This KFC Rice Box is really easy to make, with no fancy kitchen gadgets needed! You will, however, need a few basics such as a decent baking tray like this one from Amazon.

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You can pick some Panko breadcrumbs up at most supermarkets (normally in the Asian food aisle) or you can also get some on Amazon.

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How many calories are in this KFC Rice Box?

There are 494 calories per portion in this KFC Rice Box, which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This KFC Rice Box is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step 2

Place the breadcrumbs, herbs and spices into a shallow bowl, crumble in the stock cube, and season well with salt and pepper. Mix to combine fully. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl.

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Step 3

Dip the each chicken breast into the egg, then the breadcrumb mix. Then pop it back into the egg, and again into the breadcrumbs. This gives a super crispy coating!

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Step 4

Place the chicken on a baking tray, spray with low calorie cooking spray and cook in the oven for 25 minutes.

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Step 5

Meanwhile, prepare you rice as per the instructions in our Savoury Rice recipe.

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Step 6

Once the chicken and rice are cooked, serve with some fresh salad!

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What could I serve with this KFC Rice Box?

This KFC Rice Box is a meal in itself, but also works really well with the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when KFC Rice Box is cooked?

You should cook the chicken in this recipe for around 25 minutes or until the coating is crispy and golden.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep KFC Rice Box in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within an hour.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of KFC Rice Box in the fridge for a day.

As we all know you can get food poisoning from eating reheated rice, but, it’s not actually the reheating that can cause issues, it is, in fact, the way that the rice has been stored beforehand where the problem begins.

Rice can contain spores that are resistant to heat and can survive the cooking process.
If cooked rice is left standing at room temperature these spores can grow into bacteria. At this point, the bacteria can be destroyed by reheating the rice thoroughly.

You should remember to do the following if you’re going to keep leftover rice:

  • Cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) then put it in the fridge immediately. You can split larger portions up into smaller batches to cool quicker.
  • Reheat and use any leftover rice (stored in the fridge) within one day.
  • When you reheat any rice, always check it is steaming hot all the way through.
  • Don’t reheat cooked rice more than once.

Can I freeze KFC Rice Box?

Yes you can! The chicken and rice in this recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

As when keeping rice in the fridge, make sure to do the following if you plan to freeze it:

  • Cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) then freeze it immediately. You can split larger portions up into smaller batches to cool quicker.
  • Freeze as soon as the rice is cold.
  • When you reheat any rice, always check it is steaming hot all the way through.
  • Don’t reheat cooked rice more than once.

How do I reheat KFC Rice Box?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

For more information about reheating rice please take a look at the NHS website.

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KFC Rice Box

The temptation of the takeaway will be kept well under control with this low calorie and low Points, slimming-friendly KFC Rice Box!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 494
  • Carbs 25G
  • WW Points:
  • 8 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

  • 125 g savoury rice see our recipe!
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 27 g panko bread crumbs
  • salad e.g. lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place the breadcrumbs, herbs and spices into a shallow bowl, crumble in the stock cube, and season well with salt and pepper. Mix to combine fully. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl.
  3. Dip the each chicken breast into the egg, then the breadcrumb mix. Then pop it back into the egg, and again into the breadcrumbs. This gives a super crispy coating!
  4. Place the chicken on a baking tray, spray with low calorie cooking spray and cook in the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare you rice as per the instructions in our Savoury Rice recipe.
  6. Once the chicken and rice are cooked, serve with some fresh salad!

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Gemma marstonWednesday 2nd September 2020

Hi just wondering is the rice included in the calories for this .

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    HollyThursday 3rd September 2020

    Hi Gemma, yes the KFC Rice Box includes the calories for the chicken and the portion of rice. Hope that helps!

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JeremyMonday 31st August 2020

What would the calories for just the chicken be for this? I like the idea of using this for the the KFC burger rather than the Dorito recipe.

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Igor MTuesday 25th August 2020

Made this one today, it’s sooo yummy!!
Thanks for sharing this!

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    HollyWednesday 26th August 2020

    Hi Igor, that looks great! Thanks for sharing and glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Gemma SimpsonSunday 26th July 2020

I’ve made this a few times for the family and they absolutely love it x I also made my father a vegetarian option with quorn chicken pieces and he was over the moon with it x

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    SharonMonday 27th July 2020

    Hi Gemma, thankyou for your lovely comment, we’re really pleased to hear this recipe is so popular with your family! We were interested to hear about using Quorn chicken pieces too, thanks for sharing your idea.

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KirstyMonday 22nd June 2020

Could I make up with cous cous instead yo mane it less calories ?

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    Holly LevellMonday 22nd June 2020

    Hi Kirsty, Yes you could substitute the rice for cous cous in the KFC Rice Box or you could try another of our accompaniments perhaps Rustic Potato Wedges, Chunky Chips or Coleslaw. Hope that helps!

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Lydia HastieTuesday 21st April 2020

Can you use an alternative bread crumb from sliced stale bread instead of panko?

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    Steve CowderoyWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Lydia, thanks for getting in touch, breadcrumbs would work just as well in this recipe.

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RosannaSaturday 1st February 2020

Can you make them (dip and season) then leave in fridge a while before cooking?

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Rosanna, they would be fine to prepare ahead but just don’t leave them too long as the breadcrumbs might go a bit soggy.

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Paula ColbourneWednesday 4th December 2019

One of the better kfc recipes that I’ve tried. Really nice with chips and pickled coleslaw

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    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 8th May 2020

    Hi Paula, thanks so much for your lovely comment, that’s really good to hear! Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

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Katie PriceTuesday 27th August 2019

For anyone interested. My hubby has an egg allergy and I made this using 1 eggs equivalent of Orgran. You can find it at Holland and barret and some leading supermarkets. Turned out wonderful. I also substituted plain breadcrumbs for panko crumbs as I couldn’t find them and they are the same syn wise as panko. Usually with chicken coated recipes there’s not enough coating to cover 2 breasts well but there was a ton still in the tub which I sprinkled over the tops once I’d coated 2 large chicken breasts and popped them in the oven. Delicious!! Thank you guys for you time and effort to brjnng us slimmers these healthy recipes for free!

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VickyThursday 18th July 2019

Would you be able to eat cold the next day? Would it still taste as good as it sounds?

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    Emma TWednesday 25th September 2019

    Hi Vicky,

    I’d recommend reheating the chicken in the oven to make sure it stays crisp ????

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Sara hillSaturday 13th July 2019

Just made this tonight….it was fab . Thanks for the recipe . Yummy ☺

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    Steve CowderoyWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Sara, thanks for getting in touch with us. So glad you enjoyed making this recipe, it is lovely isn’t it.

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Claire gardnerTuesday 12th March 2019

We have this for the first time tonight. Absolutely delicious. This may become a weekly favourite. Thank you for the recipe.

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Jaime JenkinsonTuesday 5th February 2019

Hi, at what point would you freeze, before or after cooking?

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danielle clarkeWednesday 16th January 2019

Hi there does the calorie value include the rice ? Thankyou in advance

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    Stella FoggonTuesday 16th April 2019

    Can you do this without egg as my hubby is allergic to them?

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      CateFriday 26th April 2019

      Hi Stella!

      The egg is quite important to help the coating stick and give it a crispy finish. You could try substituting with aquafaba (the thick water from a can of chickpeas). We haven’t tried it but it’s a vegan substitute for egg whites so may be worth a try!

      Hope that helps 🙂

Claire BilslandSaturday 12th January 2019

Made this tonight and it was delicious. Thank you

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HelenSunday 23rd December 2018

Egg is missing on ingredients list

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