Roast Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes, Leeks, and Bacon

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

Ingredients

  • 3 strips thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise 3/8ɝ-inch thick
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 4 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • 1-½ cups lower-salt chicken broth
  • 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
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh parsley, plus 10 small sprigs
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 1-½ lb. large fingerling potatoes, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick rounds
    • 1 3-½- to 4-lb. whole chicken
    • 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh thyme, plus 4 sprigs
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced

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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