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Chicken of the woods

Chicken of The Woods

The Chicken of the woods is a great mushroom for those who are averse to the earthy taste of some mushrooms. A great one for vegans, this mushroom matches the consistency and taste of chicken. Cover it in a marinade and it will absorb any flavour.

Common Names

Chicken of the woods

Scientific Name

Laetiporus

Foraging Season

May to August

Body

The Chicken of The Woods is a polypore mushroom, which means it has no gills but pores. 

Habitat

Being the only bracket fungus of its kind, the Chicken of the Woods will be found clinging onto the trunks of dead or dying hardwood trees like oak, sweet chestnut, beech and cherry, willow and yew.