This stir-fried chicken of the woods is a fantastic option if you are trying to make a delicious vegetarian meal. You can only find this mushroom in the wild, so making this dish may only be possible from late spring until the fall.
Try This Stir-Fried Chicken of the Woods For New Flavors
Why chicken of the woods?
If you have heard that this mushroom tastes like chicken, you should know this is true. When you want to make a vegetarian meal but still want a taste like meat and is equally as filling, then this is the mushroom to pick.
You can find the chicken of the woods easily, as it is recognizable from a distance. This fungus tends to grow at the base of dying trees, or on dead logs.
As with other wild mushrooms, this one has to be cooked before you eat it. Some people may experience gastrointestinal discomfort when eating this mushroom, but it is not common.
To make this dish, you should have olive oil, your clean and sliced chicken of the woods, shallots, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, white wine, lemon juice, and parsley. If you need to replace some of these, try onions, ginger, ground garlic, apple cider vinegar, and cilantro.
To begin cooking this meal, you can start by browning the mushrooms, and sauté them until they turn brown. You can then start to add the rest of the ingredients, pouring in the white wine last.
Allow your meal to cook for at least 5 minutes, so the wine is absorbed entirely. If you need to use apple cider vinegar or apple juice instead, add only about half of the amount.
Serve your stir-fry with lemon juice and top with parsley. You can add rice noodles or fried rice to accompany this yummy vegetarian meal.
Stir-Fried Chicken of the Woods
1 lb (450 g) tender chicken of the woods, cleaned and sliced into 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) strips
1/2 cup (120 ml) dry white wine
3 cloves garlic, sliced
2 shallots, sliced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly cracked
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- Using a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
- Evenly spread out mushrooms in the skillet.
- Cook for about 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are slightly browned.
- Stir in shallots and garlic.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until the shallots are tender.
- Add white wine. Cook for another 4-5 minutes, until the mushrooms absorb most of the wine.
- Stir in lemon juice and parsley.
- Serve and enjoy!
Looking to try another amazingly delicious mushroom recipe? Give this Chinese mushroom chicken recipe a go!