5 pound whole chicken
Place whole chicken in a large pot, cover with water, add salt and onion.
Bring to a boil and simmer for an hour. Let chicken cool in broth (do not
discard broth as you will be using some of it later). When chicken is
cool, use your hands to remove skin and bones, keeping chicken in fairly large
pieces. Keep warm. Prepare gravy. Melt butter in a medium
saucepan, whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually add chicken broth
and milk. Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring often.
Arrange chicken in bottom of baking dish. Pour the gravy mixture over the
chicken. Arrange uncooked biscuits on top, and bake in 350 degree oven
until the biscuits are well-browned and cooked through, about 20
minutes. If your family likes lots of gravy, made another batch.
water to cover chicken
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, diced
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken stock (reserved)
1/2 cup milk
Dozen ready to bake biscuits (homemade or some from frozen section of your
store; Pillsbury makes some good ones)