Chicken of the Woods Buffalo Sandwich

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


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
30 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
Lunch, Sandwich
chicken of the woods, sandwich


Chicken of the Woods Buffalo Sandwich
- 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


Step 1 - Prepare the cabbage

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.

Preparing red cabbage.
Preparing red cabbage.
Step 2 - Prepare buns, mayo and pickles

2. Start setting the buns, mayo, and pickles.

Prepare the buns and add mayo and pickles
Prepare the buns and add mayo and pickles
Step 3 - Add the tenders

3.  Add Chicken Of The Woods buffalo tenders and, buffalo sauce

Add the tenders and sauce.
Add the tenders and sauce.
Step 4 - Add the cabbage and serve.

4. Add the prepared red cabbage. Serve immediately.

Add the prepared cabbage and serve.
Add the prepared cabbage and serve.

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.