best and easiest IMO
-rinse and dry chicken
-place on a very lightly oiled pan (i use my cookie sheet with sides)
-place chicken on pan, rub with salt inside and out and brush with 2 TBS of melted butter
-roast 400 degrees for 1 hour and 8 minutes (1 hour for 4LB chicken...add 8 minutes for every pound over 4)
roasting at a high temp gives a yummy crispy skin and really moist meat.
i found this method in a very popular "cooks..." magazine and have been roasting our chickens this way since i found it. funny, since it is so simple, but everyone asks for the recipe.