To bake a whole chicken in the oven is very easy. First thing you need to do is to wash your chicken. Then take and rub a small amount of butter all over the entire chicken. Season as desired. Place a small amount of water in bottom of baking pan and place chicken in pan. Cover the chicken completely with tin foil. Place the chicken in the oven on 350 degrees and cook the chicken approximately 15 – 20 minutes per pound.