1 broiler-fryer chicken cut into pieces
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Vegetable oil for frying
Place chicken parts into a large bowl. Pour the buttermilk over chicken and marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
Combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper, mixing well to combine.
Remove chicken from buttermilk and place in flour mixture coating all sides well.
Pour 1 to 2 inches of oil in skillet and fry until one side is golden brown, then turn and brown other side approximately 20 minutes total. Remove chicken and place on paper towels to drain off excess grease, (or you can brown on both sides until lightly golden 5 to 8 minutes, remove and place on paper towels to absorb excess grease, then place on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 350 degree F oven until juices run clean.