Roasted chicken remains the go-to dish when nothing else comes to mind. On nights when creativity is short, tummies are growling and the natives are restless, I always know that a roasted chicken will satisfy the masses...or at least the hungry people tugging at my apron. This is a simple rub, mixed well in a small bowl and massaged enthusiastically all over the chicken. Yes, enthusiastically. Hands must get dirty. Must. Yet so well worth it. This is the old standby, the steady and true rub that's always a hit, but feel free heed to the call of adventure and create rubs from a variety of seasonings. Grab the cumin or the coriander, don't be shy. Create your own from your favorite spices. There are no rules in the home kitchen. Season and rub away.
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Kosher Salt
2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
3/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 heaping Tbs. finely chopped garlic
1 Tbs. each fresh chopped Rosemary, Parsley, Basil
Mix well, rub away. Roast at 425 degrees or until digital thermometer reaches 190 degrees when inserted in the fattest part of the chicken.