Chicken of the Woods Buffalo Sandwich

A classic buffalo sandwich gets a not-so-classic upgrade with chicken of the woods mushrooms!

Chicken Of The Woods Buffalo Sandwich

What is Chicken of the Woods?

Chicken of the Woods, Chicken Mushrooms, COWs – What is it? These common names refer to the species in the Laetiporus genus, and in North America, it’s usually one of these species: L. sulphuereus, L. cincinattus, or L. conifericola. They’re typically bright orange, and commonly distributed throughout North America and Europe.

What does Chicken of the Woods Taste Like?

Well, like chicken! This mushroom has a distinctly meaty-shreddy texture, and a savory flavor that toes the line between mushroom and poultry. Some species are more strongly flavored than others, and their flavor can be effected by region, substrate, humidity, and warmth. If button mushrooms aren’t your favorite flavor or texture – give COWs a shot! They’re a real crowd pleaser.

If the burger excites you, be sure to check out the recipe for Chicken of the Woods Bufalo Tenders – you’ll use them in this recipe!

Where can I buy Chicken of the Woods?

Right Here! Foraged Market lets you purchase directly from foragers. Shop Chicken of the Woods Here.

The COWs used for this recipe were purchased from Foraged Vendor Hunter Le Duc Enterprises in Illinois.

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Chicken of the Woods Buffalo Sandwich

A classic buffalo sandwich gets a not-so-classic upgrade with chicken of the woods mushrooms!
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: lunch, sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken of the woods, sandwich
Yield: 2 people
Calories: 300kcal
Author: JB Douglas
Cost: 25

Materials

  • finely shredded red cabbage 1 cup per sandwich
  • salt
  • vinegar
  • buns
  • mayo or ranch
  • pickles
  • chicken of the woods buffalo tenders 2-4 per sandwich
  • buffalo sauce

Instructions

  • 1. Place the shredded red cabbage in bowl, and sprinkle with salt (approx. 1/4 tsp per cup of shredded cabbage). Massage the salt into the cabbage then rest for 10-20 minutes. toss with a few splashes of vinegar.
  • 2. (optional) If needed, reheat your tenders by toasting them in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • 3. On each bun, layer mayo, pickles, COW tenders, buffalo sauce, and the prepared red cabbage. Serve immediately.

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