Chickens first existed as wild fowl which lived in the jungles of Malaysia and carried the name of the "russet-coloured megapode." Mankind invited - or coerced them - into his farmyard, and the rest is history. Except that history is more complicated. The chicken was a religious symbol in many cultures, as well as a food source, both for its eggs and its meat. Oven baked chicken breast can be cooked to tender perfection - with the bones left in or taken out.