CHICKEN OF THE WOODS

Laetiporus sulphureus

   This mushroom is easily spotted here in Minnesota during the late summer and early fall. The flavor is similar to chicken with a soft and moist texture. Many people like to saute or grill this colorful mushroom.


Vegetarian Chicken Salad
Serves 4
Here is a simple chicken salad recipe, just replace your cooked chicken with steamed chicken of the woods mushrooms, it is surprisingly tasty!
1 1/2 cups steamed chicken of the woods mushrooms, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped pencil onions
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted (if desired)
1/3 cup quartered red grapes (if desired)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and serve on a bed of lettuce or in a seeded out cantaloupe.


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