1 large chicken
1/2 stick butter
2 spriggs thyme
Red pepper flakes
*Use your judgement as to how much spice according to your tastes
Stuff chicken with the onion cut into four pieces, halved lemon and two thyme spriggs.
Then rub the entire chicken with softened butter and liberally seasoned it with salt, fresh cracked pepper, ground thyme, poultry seasoning, garlic and onion powder, red pepper flake and paprika.
Bake on 450 degrees for 20 minutes until the skin is lightly browned and crisp…..
Then lower temp to 375° and continue to bake for an hour until juices run clear, basting the bird two or three times throughout the process.