Acadian (Cajun) Chicken Fricot (Stew) with Dumplings


4.1 of 5 (7)
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 358.3
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 109.1 mg
  • Sodium: 779.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 30.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Acadian (Cajun) Chicken Fricot (Stew) with Dumplings calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Submitted by:


This is an old Acadian recipe, usually made in the cold winter months. Family and friends always ask me to make it for them. The dumplings are like light and fluffy clouds. This is an old Acadian recipe, usually made in the cold winter months. Family and friends always ask me to make it for them. The dumplings are like light and fluffy clouds.
Number of Servings: 8


    2 tsp of Sunflower Oil
    1.5 cups of diced Cooking Onions
    2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
    6 boneless, skinless Chicken Thighs
    1 medium size Turnip, diced
    4 medium size Carrots, diced
    3 medium size Potatoes, diced
    2 tsp of ground Savory
    1 tsp of iodized Sea Salt
    1.5 tsp of ground Black Pepper

    Acadian Dumplings:

    1.75 cups of All Purpose White Flour
    3 tbsp of Baking Powder (aluminum free)
    0.5 tsp of Iodized Sea Salt
    1 tbsp of Salted Butter
    0.5 tsp of Non-Fat Milk
    1 large beatten Egg


In a large stock pot, heat oil on medium heat and add diced onions. Cook until transparent.

Cut boneless skinless chicken pieces in small bite size pieces. Add to cooked onions and stir until fully cooked.

Add water to cooked chicken mixture, and bring to a boil. Add spices and turn down heat, and simmer for approx 45 minutes.

Add diced carrots and turnip, cook for 10 minutes. Add potatoes and cook for another 10 minutes.


Mix all dry ingredients together. Break up butter with fingers in flour, until butter pieces are the size of peas.

Beat egg and mix with milk. Pour into flour mixture and stir until well mixed.

Bring Chicken Fricot to a boil, and with a large spoon, add dumpling mixture.

Cover and simmer for approx 10 minutes.

Makes 8 servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MISSMISSPIA.


Rate This Recipe

Member Ratings For This Recipe

  • The dumplings need 3/4 cup milk not 1 tsp. Otherwise, excellent! - 1/30/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I wish I had the nutritional value for the dumplings....I would like to make them with a beef stew. - 8/22/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • We enoyed this. I agree with the recommendation about additional milk. We used 6 cups of water and it turned out pretty well, and it is definitely a lot of food. - 1/29/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Great meal just the recipe needs help as other members have suggested;
    1/2 tsp pepper
    3 tsp baking powder
    1/2+ cup milk
    water-Not sure how much I used but keep it thicker until the end so you don't have to thicken it with flour.
    This recipe is a new family fav. - 1/24/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Made this tonight- very tasty. Most of calories are in dumplings, and stew is great without it. I think it is supposed to be 3 tsp (not Tbsp) of baking powder, and 1/2 cup (not tsp) of milk - 1/13/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • My mother made this often. It's traditional Acadian (east coast of Canada) as opposed to Cajun (Louisiana). We also add parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (just like the song!) - 1/12/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • How much water? - 1/12/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I'm thrilled to have found this recipe! I will make it vegetarian, but keep all else as is! - 11/29/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No