1 whole chicken, rinsed and dried (approx 3-4 lbs)
Salt to taste
Heat the oven to 425. Sprinkle salt on the outside skin and inside the cavity. Place in a glass baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, then lower heat to 350 and cook until the chicken is golden brown, approximately 1 hour or when a meat thermometer inserted in the thigh reaches 180. One good way to tell if it is done is to see if you can "shake hands" with the drumstick. If it moves up and down easily, it is done. Let rest for 10 minutes.
If on the intro, skip the skin until at a later stage. It will be tempting, but the juicy chicken is delicious and the carcass can be used to make chicken stock.