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Donna's GOOD Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 60+ minutes depending on amount of chicken

Author: Donna Earl Johnson, Donna's Deelites

Recipe Type: Meat

Serves: 5


  • 18 pieces of chicken, I like thighs and wings
  • Vegetable oil for frying, I use Crisco. Don't use cheap oil - it will make your chicken greasy and will burn too fast.
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of pancake mix (Auntamama)
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tsp miss dash regular
  • 3 packet of goya sazon
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/4 of tsp of cumin
  • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper


  1. Take your flour, pancake mix and seasonings and 1 packet of sazon place in gallon size zip lock bag. Mix well. Taste your flour to see if you need more seasoning or salt. When you are satisfied, set it aside. If you not going to fry 18 pieces of chicken like me, you can save a portion of the flour for later. You just cannot save the flour once you the chicken in it.
  2. Clean your chicken and sprinkle the remaining two packets of sazon on your chicken and rub it in well. Place as many chicken pieces that can fit in you flour bag and shake to coat well.
  3. Pour your oil in a large frying pan. I have a large fryer I have had for 12 years that I just use for frying chicken. I fill my pan with oil leaving about an one inch from the top of pan so when my yard bird hit that hot tub it doesn’t over flow. Now place the lid on the pan and set your burner on medium-high. On my stove, it takes about 6 to 10 minutes to warm up. I check my lid if I can't touch it, I know it's now Hammer Time.
  4. Place one piece of chicken at a time into your hot oil shaking of excess flour off. Don’t over crowd your chicken. It needs room to drop down and get it eagle. You will cook for about 5-6 minutes with the lid on. Don’t leave it unattended! You must stay close, then take two pronged fork and poke it near the bone and turn on over and repeat that poke and turning every 5 minute for about 15-18 minute depending on size and part you are frying.
  5. After the chicken is done cooking, drain the cooked pieces on a paper towel and cookie sheet.
  6. Now let you bow our heads and pray, "Oh God you are great for you have placed Good chicken on my plate." Can I get an amen?