We love this mushroom.
If we are lucky enough to comes across it, this is one of our favorite ways to prepare it. Use as a substitute for chicken in almost any dish.
Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus sulphureus
Trim fresh Chicken of the Woods, discarding any tough parts that are no longer “juicy.” Tear strips along grain (or cut if you prefer). In a shallow pan, heat olive oil along with plenty of chopped garlic (amount depends on preference – one tsp ++ is great). Add mushroom strips and lightly saute 1-2 min, lower heat. Cover to keep juicy and cook another few minutes until tender but still juicy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy as is or use in recipes, especially any dish that uses cooked chicken (risotto, sandwiches, soups, etc.). Freezes well too.