I love to make roast chicken. It is simple yet produces a dinner party result that everybody loves. Basically there is no recipe as such. Place the bird on a rack over a roasting dish and place into a preheated oven 260C (500F) for 10 mins. Lower the heat to 180C (350F) and bake for 45mins for each kilogram (or 20 mins per pound) until the bird is brown and oozing delicious juices. Rest for 10 mins. You can use the pan juices to make a simple gravy.