I hadn't cooked a whole chicken in a while and had a craving for one roasted.
I used a rub recipe from the Grassfed Gourmet cookbook. I sliced fresh onions and lemons. I added some onion and lemon slices to the bottom, so that the chicken could sit on them. I added a few slices of the onion and lemon to the cavity of the chicken. I also stuffed in some fresh parsley. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil, and use rub all over. Cook the chicken at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1-1/2 hours (depending on the size).
Chicken Herb Rub
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons dried oregano
The leftover chicken will be used to make homemade chicken salad and the carcass will be used to make broth.