Chicken Fricot – (Fricot au poulet) a hearty chicken and vegetable soup – Fricot is a traditional Acadian stew and this chicken version is a popular one in Acadia. Years ago, it was mostly made with chicken. Fricot is a beloved Acadian comfort food. When visitors came by or festivities such as fun family gatherings, quilting bees or evening gatherings brought together many people, the Acadians always killed a chicken to make a fricot. Even today, almost all Acadian families make their fricot with a chicken.
15 lbs of chicken meat
Stew chicken, salt, pepper and onion.
Remove chicken from bones, cut bite size
Save broth2 small turnips
8 lbs carrots
25 lbs potatoes
5 lbs onion
Cut bit size
Fry onion, celery.
Add and cook turnip, carrot first, next add potatoes
After cooking of vegetables add chicken
Make and add 10 recipes of dumplings
(I prefer making double the recipes and place them in a smaller pots and then add to bigger pots)
2 tsp. Baking powder
Cut in 3 tbsp shortening
Stir lightly / Blend in ¾ c milk
Drop by spoonfuls onto meat not liquid
Cook –10 minutes uncovered
– 10 min covered
Shared by Bernice d’Entremont, Program Director
Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de recherche
#898 Highway 335