*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Poached Chicken
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chicken                          Crockpot
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    stewing chicken (5 to 6 lbs.)
                         or 2 broiler-fryers
                         water
    1      stalk         celery (with leaves) -- halved
    1                    carrot -- peeled and halved
    1      small         onion -- halved
    1      teaspoon      salt
    4      sprigs        parsley
    1      small         bay leaf
    2                    whole         cloves
      1/2  teaspoon      thyme leaves
 
                         SAUCE
    4      tablespoons   butter or margarine
      1/4  cup           flour
    1      cup           chicken broth or bouillon
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/8  teaspoon      pepper
      1/4  cup           parsley -- chopped
      1/2  cup           heavy cream
    2      tablespoons   butter or margarine
 
 In slow-cooking pot, cover chicken with water.  Add celery, carrot, onion and
 salt.  Tie parsley, bay leaf, cloves and thyme in small square of cheesecloth.
 Add to pot.  Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.
 
 Melt 4 tbs. butter in medium saucepan.  Stir in flour and cook over low heat
 several minutes.  Gradually stir in broth; simmer until smooth.  Add salt,
 pepper, parsley, and cream.  Just before serving, beat in remaining 2 tbs
 butter, 1tbs. at a time.  Remove chicken from pot; slice and serve with creamy
 sauce.
 
 
 
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