Roast Chicken With Attitude
1 (4 Pound) Whole Chicken
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/4 Teaspoon Dried Basil
1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Medium Onion Quartered
2 Stalks Of Celery Halved
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Rinse chicken thoroughly inside and out under cold running water and remove all fat. Pat dry with paper towels.
Slit chicken skin and place teaspoon of minced garlic under at breast and thigh. Place remaining inside cavity.
Put chicken into a small baking pan. Rub with olive oil. Mix the salt, pepper, oregano, basil, paprika and cayenne pepper together and sprinkle over chicken.
Place remaining vegetables inside the cavity.
Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Lower the oven to 400 degrees and continue roasting to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 45 minutes more. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and serve.