Roast chicken probably is the easiest food to dish up when you need a bit of in-between time to watch your favourite program (at this moment it is the American Idol initial audition!).
Preheat oven to 180C
Prepare the bird (I used 4 thighs and 4 drumsticks). Take off most of the the fatty skin, towel-dry and marinate with salt and pepper. Coat chicken pieces with about 2 tbsp flour. Brown in a tbsp or 2 of hot oil. Drain and place in a heatproof casserole. Sweat 1 big thinly sliced onion in the same oil. Drain and place together with the chicken pieces.