Most mushrooms have a fairly unique flavour and are often used to either augment an existing dish or as a delicacy on their own. But, there are some mushrooms that can be used to replace and existing dish owing to the fact that they taste the same as the original.
The Laetiporus genus of edible mushrooms provides just such a mushroom. The laetiporus sulphureus mushroom is known colloquially as the "Chicken of the Woods" because those who eat it claim it tastes just like roast chicken.
The mushroom grows in large brackets—layers of mushrooms stacked one above the other and attached to a tree trunk – and can reach a weight of up to 100 lbs. The mushroom is widely found in Europe and North America, with it being considered a delicacy in Germany where it is sauted in butter and served as a replacement for chicken.