Combine the flour, salt, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne in a large plastic or paper bag. Shake to mix. Heat about 2 inches of lard until it registers 360 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer in a large, heavy pot. Put four chicken pieces in the bag and shake well. Add the chicken to the hot fat and deep-fry until golden brown and cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain the chicken on paper towels. Repeat the process with the remaining chicken. Serve hot or warm.
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