My friend Shannon shared this recipe with me for roasted chicken. It was incredible!
4 lb chicken
2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp each: onion powder, dried thyme, white pepper
1/4 tsp each: cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder
onion, skin removed
Mix all the spices together in a small bowl. Rinse chicken cavity. Pat dry and rub the chicken inside and out with spices. Place the onion inside.
Place chicken in a bag and refrigerate overnight or at least 4-6 hours. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a roasting plan, cook uncovered for 5 hours or until internal temperature is 180 degrees.