Ridiculously simple. I don’t even truss the bird, you can if you want.
2-3 lb chicken
1/4 cup softened butter
2 garlic cloves minced
Fresh herbs, thyme, rosemary, sage- whatev’s
Preheat oven to 450.
Rinse the chicken, then dry it very well with paper towels, inside and out. The less it steams, the drier the heat, the better.
Season the cavity of the chicken with salt and pepper.
Mix the garlic and herbs into the butter and slather the goodness all over and under the skin of the bird.
Season generously with salt.
Cook at 450 for 20 minutes then lower the temp to 400 and continue to cook for 45 minutes.
Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.