I assume that the 32 ounces whole chicken refers to canned (thats what my mom fed us 5 kids back in the 50's for quick weeknight meals). I don't think the whole chickens are available anymore. I tried to stay faithful to the original premise of the recipe for easy and economical (and to make a smaller portion). Since the original canned chicken was half broth, I used a 9 ounce can of chicken breast chunks, both cans of broth, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon butter, and 2 cans of biscuits. I think what I ended up with is like your Daddy's: stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Thanks for sharing his recipe with us. Made and enjoyed for PAC Spring '09.