Roast chicken is my favorite, and my wife and young children love it. It's so easy and so versatile. I used to do it with lemon, ginger, and thyme, but I was recently inspired by Marcella Hazan to make one Italian style. She had some simple suggestions, rosemary and garlic primarily, that turned a weeknight chicken into a surprise trip to a trattoria.
The nice thing, too, about making a roast chicken is that it doesn't take much active labor. It will be in the oven for about an hour, but you can spend that time playing with the kids, doing homework, watching TV, reading a book, or whatever you want. I encourage you to try it. Just remember, you can do it!