|~ In ancient Greece, the chicken was not normally used for sacrifices, perhaps because it was still considered an exotic animal.
~ In ancient Greece, chickens were still rare and were a rather prestigious food for symposia.
~ Delos seems to have been a centre of chicken breeding.
~ The cock is found as an attribute of Ares, Heracles, and Athena.
~ The first pictures of chickens in Europe are found on Corinthian pottery of the 7th century BCE.
~ Chicken is a domesticated Bird.
~ As one of the most common domestic animal, there are more chickens in the world than any other bird.
~ Humans keep and cultivate poultry primarily as a source of food, for their meet and eggs.
~ Because of its relatively low cost, chicken is one of the most used meats in the world.
~ Nearly all parts of the bird can be used for food, and the meat can be cooked in many different ways.
~ Popular chicken dishes include roasted chicken, fried chicken,
~ Chicken soup, Buffalo wings, tandoori chicken, butter chicken and chicken rice.
~ Chicken is also a staple of fast food restaurants.
~ In the Greek Cuisine one can find some of these dishes and many more like:
~ Chicken in Tomato Sauce
~ Chinopoulo Kaourmas (Goose Casserole)
~ Galopoula Yiemisti (Staffed Turkey)
~ Kokoras Krasatos (Rooster in Wine Sauce)
~ Kotopoulo Kaourmas (Chicken Casserole)
~ Kotopoulo me Chylopites (Chicken with Chylopites)
~ Kotopoulo Me Kapira (Fried Chicken)
~ Kotopoulo Sto Fourno (Oven Baked Chicken)
~ Kotopoulo Vrasto (Boiled Chicken)
~ Ornithia Stin Schara (Grilled Hens)
~ More to come.