Chicken of the Woods


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Buy Chicken of the Woods is a favorite among vegetarians. Since it cannot be consumed raw, chefs find many creative ways to incorporate the mushroom’s fruiting body into dishes. They sautee pieces to make omelets and stir-fries, mix them into creamy pasta sauces, or bread and fry them into nuggets.

If you find the prospect of mushroom foraging daunting, Laetiporus sulphureus might be a good place to start. Considered by some experts to be one of the “foolproof four,” this fungus’s bright-orange, multi-layered appearance makes it easy to identify. Even better: Inside its velvety tiers is a meaty flesh that tastes like chicken.

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Although the mushroom’s unmistakable appearance is perfect for amateur foragers, new discoveries suggest that harvesters in North America should  proceed with caution. Mycologists recently found that the “species” actually consists of several different but similar-looking varieties of mushrooms. Even though they look like the chicken of the woods, foragers who feast on these fungi—namely Laetiporus gilbertsonii and Laetiporus conifericola in the West and Laetiporus huroniensis around the Great Lakes often experience gastrointestinal problems.

So how do you know if you’re eating the right poultry-flavored polypore? It’s still pretty simple: Laetiporus sulphureus grows on mature or dead hardwoods in Eastern North America and Europe. Since Laetiporus sulphureus is very sensitive to surrounding environments there is limit commercial production. Your best bet is to go out into the forest and start foraging.


Fruitbodies are bracket-form, broadly attached with yellow, round pores. The cap measures anywhere from 5 to 30 cm across and up to 20 cm deep; up to 3 cm thick. It is bright yellow to bright orange when young (sometimes it can develop a reddish tinge) and it often fades when mature. The flesh is thick, soft and very watery when young. It becomes tough, eventually crumbling away.


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