Roast Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes, Leeks, and Bacon

Roast Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes, Leeks, and Bacon
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh thyme, plus 4 sprigs
  • 1-½ lb. large fingerling potatoes, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick rounds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large leeks, white and light-green parts halved lengthwise, then sliced crosswise into 3/8-inch pieces (about 4 cups) and rinsed; dark-green parts from 1 leek rinsed and reserved
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 4 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • 3 strips thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise 3/8ɝ-inch thick
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 1-½ cups lower-salt chicken broth
    • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh parsley, plus 10 small sprigs
    • 1 3-½- to 4-lb. whole chicken

Discard the giblets from the chicken, trim off any excess fat from the cavity and neck, and pat dry with paper towels. Generously season the chicken inside and out with 1 Tbs. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Stuff the cavity with the parsley sprigs, 3 of the bay leaves (if fresh, crush lightly), 2 sp...

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