An alternative way to bake a whole chicken with even browning and a quicker cook time.
cut out the backbone using kitchen sheers
rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel
open bird up and lay open side down on a large oven safe pan
press down on the breast bone to flatten the bird more
allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing
Don't forget to save the backbone for chicken bone broth. I keep a bag of bones in my freezer until I have enough to make bone broth.