Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove any bits of loose fat on the chicken; pat dry all over. Sprinkle the chicken generously inside and out with salt and pepper; rub in seasonings.
Cut lemons into halves (cut in quarters if the lemons are large). Place 4 halves (or quarters) of lemon in the cavity of the chicken, stuffing rosemary sprigs in also (be generous with the rosemary). Slice remaining lemon halves into thick slices (1/4-inch slices). Loosen skin on the chicken and stuff lemon slices and rosemary sprigs under the skin. Lightly oil the skin with olive oil.
Close up the opening with toothpicks or with trussing needle and string. Wrap chicken in aluminum foil and place onto rack of shallow baking pan.
Remove from oven, remove aluminum foil, and transfer onto a serving plate. Let chicken stand 10 minutes to allow juices to set for easier carving. Skim and discard fat from pan juices. Serve chicken with roasted lemon wedges and pan juices.
Makes 4 servings.
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* The U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as food agencies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, advises against washing poultry. Rinsing chicken will not remove or kill much bacteria, and the splashing of water around the sink can spread the bacteria found in raw chicken. Cooking poultry to 165 degrees Fahrenheit effectively destroys the most common culprits behind food-borne illness.
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