Butterflied Chicken with Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Could we infuse smashed potatoes with savory chicken drippings? Only one way to find out.
Why This Recipe Works
To infuse smashed potatoes with savory chicken drippings, we butterfly a chicken and roast it on top of a bed of potatoes. Yukon Gold potatoes turn into a silky, supple mash with a potato masher. To prevent browning the potatoes in the oven, we add some water to the pan and slice them rather than cut them into chunks. A half-cup of half-and-half gives extra creaminess. And a vibrant parsley sauce with capers and lemon juice rounds out the dish with a fresh element.