There are four species of Laetiporus (Lay-tee-por-us) (L: "with bright pores") that can be found in Alabama, L.'s cincinnatus, sulphurius, gilbertsonii var. pallidus, and persicinus. This genus is in the family Fomitopsidaceae with many other wood-growing pored saprobes.
All four of these species are edible, and live up to their name-sake with a similar texture to chicken.
Laetiporus cincinnatus is identified by its yellow-orange pileus (top of the 'cap') and white hymenium (thats the spore bearing surface, in this case small pores). The pores will be small and fairly tightly packed. This species produces a butt-rot and will often be found fruiting on buried roots at the base of trees.
Laetiporus sulphurius (as in sulfer, a vivid yellow crystaline element) has bright yellow pores (also small and tightly packed). This species produces a heart-rot and is often found a bit higher off the ground, sometimes far above your head (so look up sometimes!).