Rinse and dry chicken, removing gizzard, heart, etc.
Place chicken in single chicken size granite roaster.
Insert garlic cloves in cavity; tie legs together with butchers string.
Baste with melted butter.
Sprinkle with herbs, if desired.
Cover with lid.
Bake in a 500°F (this is correct) oven for 30 minutes.
Reduce temperature to 350°F and bake 1 hour more.
Place chicken on a platter, cut down through breast with a case knife and remove bones.