The Money-Saver Chicken Cookbook Author:The Supermarket Book Company From the inside introduction page....Chickens were cackling and pecking in the jungle about 150 million years ago, according to limestone fossils found in Barvaria. Here in America game birds thrived as far back as the Pleistocene Era, which is longer ago than most of us care to think about. — The domestic chicken, as we know it, originated in t... more »he jungles of India and the East Indies. These jungle hens, which poultry historians consider the ancestors of all domestic fowl, looked much like the brown Leghorns. Our ancestors brought these birds out of the jungle and into the barnyard before 1000 B.C.
Man still thinks chickens taste good and proves it by eating many pounds of it per capita every year. Chicken is probably one of the most adaptable of the protein family, for it takes well to all kinds of cooking and almost every type of dish an inventive cook can dream up.« less