This chicken was delicious and beautifully golden brown, unfortunately I forgot to take a picture before cutting.
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 whole chicken or chicken already quartered with skin on
1 tbs butter
I know this seems like alot of ingredients, but usually you can find a seasoning pack including all of them. These are very universal seasonings that will last a long time if you go ahead and buy them.
Preheat oven 475 degrees. Mix all the seasonings together for a dry rub. Rub chicken all over with olive oil then generously with seasonings. Don't feel like you have to use all of it, but don't be shy with them either.
Spread butter underneath the skin. Lay whole chicken breast side up with legs tied and wings tucked in. I use a large roasting pan, but for chicken quarters use a baking sheet.
Bake whole chicken for 1 hour and 20 minutes on lower half of oven. Until thermometer in leg joint reads 165 degrees
Bake quarters on center oven rack for 45 minutes or until thermometer in center of each piece reads 165 degrees.