2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (4 - 5 pound) whole chicken
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a roasting pan by lightly greasing the wire rack. In a small dish, stir together salt and pepper. Remove giblets from chicken; pat chicken dry with paper towels. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt mixture inside cavity of chicken. Rub olive oil into skin of chicken. Sprinkle with remaining salt mixture, rubbing into skin. Place chicken, with the breast side up, on the prepared rack in the roasting pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until done. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.