What you need:

  • 4-5 lb roasting chicken
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1/4 t thyme
  • 1/4 t rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt
  • pepper

What you do:

  • Wash and dry chicken inside and out with paper towels.  In a
    small bowl, mix olive oil, thyme, rosemary and garlic.  Rub oil on
    inside and outside surface of chicken.  Salt and pepper chicken
    per taste, inside and out.  Add onion to inside cavity of chicken.  
    Place chicken, breast side up, in a shallow baking pan filled with
    1/2 c water.  Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree preheated
    oven for 21/2 hours, basting every half hour.  Remove foil during
    last 45-60 minutes of cooking so chicken can brown.
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