Saute Chicken of the Woods

chicken of the woods

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Once you know how to saute chicken of the woods, these forest mushrooms (which taste like chicken) can be used in all kinds of tasty recipes in addition to, or instead of, regular mushrooms.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound (450g) chicken of the woods in 1/2 inch (1 1/4 cm) strips
  • 1 sliced small onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • Handful of chopped veggies (anything you want)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken or vegetable broth
  • Soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, chili flakes, and/or ginger paste, to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or skillet.
  2. Spread the chicken of the woods out in a single layer in the wok.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes until the mushrooms begin to brown.
  4. Stir in the onion and garlic as well as your chosen vegetables.
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the broth and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Stir well and serve over rice or noodles.


This recipe is a good starting point but you can make it however you wish. Some tweaks and variations include the following:

  • Use white wine, lemon, salt, and parsley in place of the broth and Asian seasonings
  • Spice it up with hot sauce, chili flakes or cayenne pepper
  • Enjoy it with egg fried rice which you can make in another pan

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