Bigger picnic? Simply roast two birds at the same time.
Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper,1 3 1/2-4-pound chicken,2 garlic cloves, finely chopped,1/4 cup herbes de Provence,1 tablespoon kosher salt,Lemon wedges (for serving),1/4 cup olive oil
Instructions: Preheat oven to 475°. Mix garlic, herbes de Provence, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub mixture all over inside and outside of chicken. Place on a wire rack set inside a roasting pan.,Roast chicken until skin begins to brown, 25-30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thigh registers 165°, 25-30 minutes longer. Let rest 10 minutes before carving. Serve with lemon wedges.,DO AHEAD: Chicken can be made 2 days ahead. Let cool. Cover and chill; bring to room temperature before serving.