Chicken with Cream Sauce

1 large chicken
1 stalk celery halved (with leaves)
1 small onion halved
4 sprigs parsley
2 whole cloves
1 carrot peeled and halved
1 tsp salt
1 small bay leaf
1/2 tsp thyme
water

Sauce:

4 Tbs butter
1 cup chicken stock
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Put the chicken in the crock pot and cover with water. Add celery, carrot, onion and salt. Tie parsley, bay leaf, cloves and thyme in a small square of cheese cloth, add to the pot. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-9 hrs.

Melt 4 Tbs butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in flour and cook over low heat for several min. Gradually stir in stock. Simmer until smooth. Add salt, pepper, parsley and cream. Remove chicken from pot, slice and
serve with the creamy sauce.

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