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Baked Chicken and Gravy


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Ingredients:

  • 7 1/2 c WATER
  • 2 1/4 c DRIPPINGS & FAT
  • 2 ga DRIPPINGS & WATER
  • 82 lb CHICKEN;WHOLE FZ
  • 1 1/3 c MILK; DRY NON-FAT L HEAT
  • 1 1/8 lb FLOUR GEN PURPOSE 10LB
  • 1 c SOUP GRAVY BASE CHICKEN
  • 2 c SHORTENING; 3LB
  • 2 tb PEPPER BLACK 1 LB CN
  • 1 tb PAPRIKA GROUND
  • 3 tb SALT TABLE 5LB

Directions:

PAN - 18 BY 26-INCH SHEET PAN (5 EA) TEMPERATURE - 350 F. OVEN 18 BY 24-INCH ROASTING PAN (3 EA)
 
1. WASH CHICKEN THOROUGHLY UNDER COLD RUNNING WATER. DRAIN WELL.
 
2. SPRINKLE PIECES OF CHICKEN WITH MIXTURE OF SALT AND PEPPER; ARRANGE ON SHEET PANS.
 
3. POUR MELTED SHORTENING OR SALAD OIL EVENLY OVER CHICKEN.
 
4. BAKE 1 HOUR OR UNTIL DONE (180 F.)
 
5. REMOVE CHICKEN; PLACE AN EQUAL QUANTITY OF CHICKEN IN EACH ROASTING PAN. DRAIN OR SKIM OFF FAT FROM DRIPPINGS. RESERVE DRIPPINGS FOR USE IN STEP 6. RESERVE FAT FOR USE IN STEP 8.
 
6. RECONSTITUTE SOUP AND GRAVY BASE WITH DRIPPINGS AND BOILING WATER; MIX WELL.
 
7. RECONSTITUTE MILK; ADD TO STOCK MIXTURE. HEAT TO A SIMMER.
 
8. COMBINE FAT AND FLOUR; COOK AT LOW HEAT UNTIL LIGHT BROWN, ABOUT 5 MINUTES.
 
9. STIR BROWNED FAT AND FLOUR MIXTURE INTO STOCK MIXTURE; COOK UNTIL THICKENED, STIRRING CONSTANTLY.
 
10. ADD MUSHROOMS, DRAINED, CHOPPED TO GRAVY. POUR 3 1/2 QT GRAVY EVENLY OVER CHICKEN IN EACH PAN. SPRINKLE WITH PAPRIKA.
 
11. BAKE 30 MINUTES OR UNTIL CHICKEN AND GRAVY ARE HEATED.
 
NOTE: 1. IN STEP 1, 65 LB CHICKEN, BROILER-FRYER, CUT UP OR 82 LB CHICKEN, BROILER-FRYER, QUARTERED MAY BE USED.
 
NOTE: 2. OTHER SIZES AND TYPES OF PANS MAY BE USED. SEE RECIPE NO. A02500. Recipe Number: L14900
 
SERVING SIZE: 2 PIECES O
 
From the <Army Master Recipe Index File> (actually used today!). Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, http://www.erols.com/hosey.