I know there are many recipes for roasting a whole chicken, but, for reasons to lengthy to write here, I don't have time to do the usual looking around.
I have a 4.5 pound whole chicken with giblets. I am planning to wash it, reserve the giblets, rub oil on outside, salt and pepper in and out, and put some onion, lemon, and thyme sprigs in the cavity.
Not sure on roasting temp.
If this is a bad plan, would you please advise? I need to get it in the oven in about two hours.