[swe.: Svavelticka | nor.: svovelkjuke | fin.: rikkikääpä | dt.: Schwefelporling]
Chicken of the Woods also known as sulfur shelf are easily recognizable by their distinctive exterior. They owe their animal-related name to the idiosyncratic texture of the mushroom meat, which is reminiscent of chicken after preparation. These mushrooms are very often found in abundance and a full grown cluster of mushrooms can easily weigh several kilos. For culinary purposes we use young specimens, since chicken of the woods usually becomes bitter and tougher with age.