I first had this delicious roasted chicken when Sheila Killebrew brought it over after I had my first son. Ohhh, it was so good, I had to have the recipe. We call this Killebrew Roasted Chicken in our home.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove giblets from chicken. Pat dry chicken. Rub with olive oil. Sprinkle inside cavity and outside of chicken with salt and pepper.
Place onion, lemon, herbs and garlic inside chicken.
Place chicken on a rack, so it will not cook in its juices, on its side. Bake 25 minutes. Turn to other side, back 25 more minutes. Turn chicken breast side up and back 25 more minutes. Total cooking time is 1 hour, 15 minutes. It will brown on all sides, providing crispy skin.