Hi GB, I give my 'Italian version' for chicken lemon and rosmarine ;-)
Here is it:
Roasted chicken lemon
1 whole chicken, 1 lemon (better if biological), salt, rosmarine, sage,a bit of pepper, olive oil
First of all, let's prepare the chicken! Clean it carefully, wash it also inside, but do not cut into pieces. Clean the lemon and using a forck, practise small holes,
then insert it into the chicken, whith rosmarine and sage and a bit of salt.
Use a big pirofila, drop 4 table spoon olive oil, and arrange the chicken, covering it with salt. Tha quantity of salt depends on dimensions of chicken, so first time you cook it, start with small quantities and if it doesn't result salty, next time use more.
Put into the oven at 180-200°C and cook it as far as the skin becomes crispy and gold-brown.
Before serving, take off the lemon and rosmarine.If you like spicy, use a bit of pepper mixed with salt, inside the chicken and over the skin.