Grilled Chicken of the Woods

The easiest way to make everyone’s favorite mushroom! This Chicken of the Woods recipe takes you step by step to grilled mushroom perfection.

Does Chicken of the Woods Taste like Chicken?

We know, we know – people say everything that’s a little savory tastes like chicken. But in this case, it really does! Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms (Laetiporus genus) have a chicken-y mushroom flavor, but even more so: they have a chicken-y texture! For best flavor and mouthfeel, you’ll want to use the youngest COWs you can find, when they’re the most juicy and flavorful.

When is Chicken of the Woods in Season?

Chicken of the Woods has a long season for mushrooms: It can be found from Spring through Fall, depending on the region and the year’s rainfall. You’re most likely to find fresh COWs in mid-Summer, but thankfully you can find them dried year round. Dried COWs have all the same flavor, and rehydrate really well. For this easy recipe, fresh is best, but you can also use the rehydrated mushrooms year round!

Where can I buy Chicken of the Woods?

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TO NOTE: Some individuals experience sensitivity to Chicken of the Woods mushrooms. Always be cautious and conservative when trying new species for the first time.

place COWs on preheated grill or grill pan
cover with weight, such as a cast iron
Flip and continue cooking
add butter or oil and salt

Grilled Chicken of the Woods

The easiest way to make everyone's favorite mushroom! This Chicken of the Woods recipe takes you step by step to grilled mushroom perfection.
Active Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Keyword: chicken, chicken of the woods
Yield: 2 servings
Cost: 10

Equipment

  • 1 grill or grill pan
  • 1 heavy cast iron or weight

Materials

  • 1/2 lb Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms
  • 1.5 tbsp Butter or Olive oil
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat your grill (or grill pan set over a stove) to medium heat. Add Chicken of the Woods mushrooms to the grill, arranging so they do not overlap. Cover mushrooms with a heavy pan and grill until the undersides take on deeply charred grill marks, 6-8min. Turn mushrooms over and repeat on the other side.
  • 2. Remove the heavy pan, and brush the mushrooms all over with butter or olive oil, adding more as needed. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
  • 3. Serve warm with your favorite sauce.

Notes

Some individuals experience sensitivity to Chicken of the Woods mushrooms. Always be cautious and conservative when trying new species for the first time.

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