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Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven; reduce heat, and simmer mixture 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is done.

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  • Remove chicken, reserving 3 1/2 cups broth in Dutch oven; discard celery tops. Let chicken cool; skin, bone, and cut into bite-size pieces.

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

  • Sauté green onions and chopped celery in hot drippings in skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Gradually whisk in flour until blended. Gradually add reserved broth; cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in chicken, bacon, eggs, and next 5 ingredients.

  • Spoon mixture into a 3-quart baking dish, and top with refrigerated piecrust.

  • Bake at 450° for 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Serve with cranberry sauce.

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