I've been roasting a lot of food recently...potatoes, green beans, carrots, onions, chicken, etc., etc. It's tasty and incredibly easy. I tried a rub last night on some roasted chicken, and it was fantastic. The original recipe is for a make-at-home rotisserie chicken, but I just had leg quarters, and it worked great. I also used smoked paprika instead of sweet paprika, but either would be fine. I lifted the skin and put the rub on the meat as well as on top of the skin before drizzling with olive oil to roast. Delicious!
*Update: You'll notice there's no salt in this rub. The original called for 2 tsp. salt, but it was far too salty after I made it again. So, salt the chicken as a separate step; otherwise, it will be way too salty.*
Roast Chicken Rub
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. ground thyme
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Sprinkle on chicken skin and between skin and meat (or on skinless chicken). Drizzle olive oil over skin and roast at 400F for about 30 minutes or until done.
Original 'Rotisserie-Style Chicken' recipe from "In the Kitchen with Mary & Martha: Cookin' Up Christmas"