Skillet-Roasted Chicken 1 whole chicken, about 4 poundssalt and pepper seasoning rub: 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp dried leaf thyme 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 2 tbs olive oil Preheat the oven to 450° F. Put a well seasoned 10-inch iron skillet in the oven to heat.Sprinkle the cavity of the chicken with salt and pepper. Combine the salt, onion powder, thyme, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and olive oil. Rub all over the chicken. Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven and place on a metal rack. Put the chicken in the skillet and return to the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 400° F.
Roast the chicken for about 50 to 60 minutes, until an instant read thermometer or oven probe registers at least 165° F in the thickest part of a thigh. Let the chicken stand for about 10 minutes before carving. Serves 4