Put an oven safe 12 inch skillet in the oven and preheat to 450 degrees.
Pat chicken dry with paper towels, rub down with oil and then salt and pepper it thoroughly. Tie drumsticks together and clip wing tips if desired.
Carefully set chicken in hot skillet in oven, breast side up.
Roast until breast temperature reaches 130 degrees about 40 minutes.
Turn off oven with chicken still in it until breast reaches 160 about 20 minutes.