I'm roasting a chicken for the first time, and I'm wondering what I should do since there's no cavity to stuff (it's a half chicken). I was going to just rub it with salt, spices, and olive oil, put it in a baking pan, and cook it at about 400 degrees till the meat thermometer says it's done. Is this a good plan?
Also, I definitely wanted to save the bones for making stock or soup later. Is a half chicken enough to make anything, or should i get a stewing hen to make soup?