5-pound ready-to-cook stewing chicken, cut up
3 cups water
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
Handful of celery tops
1 tablespoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
½ cup flour
1 tall can (1⅔ cups) evaporated milk
2 cups cooked, sliced carrots
1 pound cooked small white onions
1 recipe Baking Powder Biscuits, see Index C
Place chicken in large kettle with next 6 ingredients. Cover and bring. toa boil; simmer 1½ to 2 hours or until tender. Remove chicken from broth; cool. Strain the broth; cool. Remove chicken from the bones; leave meat in rather large pieces.
Skim fat from broth; measure ½ cup fat and 2⅓ cups broth. Heat the ½ cup fat in a large saucepan; blend in four. Slowly add and stir in the 2⅓ cups broth and the milk. Cook and stir until sauce thickens. Add chicken, carrots, and onions, and more salt and pepper to taste; reheat. Pour into a 3-quart baking dish. Prepare biscuit dough and cut with a cutter in any desired shape. Arrange the uncooked biscuits on top. Bake in very hot oven, 450°, 20 to 25 minutes, or until biscuits brown. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
NOTE: Remaining broth may be frozen and used later for making soup.
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