Although higher in fat than white breast meat, the darker-fleshed chicken pieces – the legs (drumsticks) and thighs – are a more concentrated source of minerals, including zinc and some iron.
*Chicken is almost always a good menu choice, but beware of what fast-food restaurants do to it. Most commercially crumbed chicken nuggets have more than 17 grams of fat per serving.
*Chicken is rich in niacin, which may play a role in cancer protection. Laboratory experiments suggest that niacin may help prevent certain precancerous changes at the cellular level.
I highly recommend doing this with dried shiitake mushrooms. Soak them in water as per the instructions, and then use the soaking-water to make the stock with (just pop a chicken cube in it and heat it on the stove). I also added a clove of crushed garlic toward the end of the mushroom cooking time. These cooking times were about right - cook on a medium or low-medium heat, since you want it to remain reasonably wet. Don't let it get stodgy; avoid this by keeping a bit of water/stock in the pan at all times. Put a bit of chopped parsley on top. Add a knob of butter. Lick the plate clean. - 24 Nov 2014