Had to be the chicken. Without the chicken there would have been no eggs with which to make the Benedict. And besides Benedict Arnold, namesake of the dish, was raised on chickens proving that the chick came before the egg.
I know I'll regret doing this, but...<BR><BR>See google.com ("eggs benedict invented").<BR><BR>That dish was invented no earlier than the 1890's.<BR><BR>Since the Japanese have been barbecuing for a *lot* longer than that...<BR><BR>
Here's what eggs Benedict are not: <BR>The culinary indulgence of Benedictine monks. <BR>Named after the Revolutionary War traitor for the dish's use of Canadian bacon and English muffins. <BR>The name of a South African Web design firm. (Well, it is, but who cares?) <BR>from authoritative<BR>http://www.echonyc.com/~jkarpf/eggs/what.html<BR><BR>;-))