Chicken of the Woods

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Chicken of the Woods

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Laetiporus is a genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the world. Some species, especially Laetiporus sulphureus, are commonly known as sulphur shelfchicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicken. The name "chicken of the woods" is not to be confused with the edible polyporeMaitake (Grifola frondosa) known as "hen of the woods", or withLyophyllum decastes, known as the "fried chicken mushroom".

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Chicken of the Woods is a wild seasonal mushroom that grows in the Fall. Chicken of the woods grow on the sides of trees, their color ranges from a light yellow to a deep vibrant orange. Chicken of the woods gets its name from the fact that when the mushroom is cooked it has a texture that resembles cooked chicken. This mushroom is perfect for frying and its large meaty pieces make for a great meat substitute.

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