Success! See the full set of pics here.
Well while I was pretty worried, the chicken turned out great. Ina has a few odd steps in her recipe and this isn’t the one I recall her doing on tv, but it still made a great bird. Still, the bacon threw me for a little bit of a loop. So it was probably from a book instead of her tv show and it was suggested to use the bacon to garnish the plating of the bird… but I just snacked on it while waiting for the chicken to finish cooking!
So now I suppose I must move on to something more complicated next. I’ve had my nose buried in Julia’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking vol. 1” so we shall see.