Rub chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon salt; set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt in a plastic or paper bag; shake to mix well. Place 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in bag; shake well. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken.
Heat 3 to 4 inches of oil to 375°; add chicken, and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.