To Rinse of Not to Rinse :: ChickenPosted: June 25, 2012
Did you know that rinsing raw chicken increases your risk of getting food poisoning? I know I didn’t! And you may want to think twice before washing raw chicken in your kitchen sink!
Washing or rinsing raw chicken contaminates the sink and your surrounding work area. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always given my chicken a good rinsing in the sink because usually it comes packaged in its own chicken juices and blood so that’s yucky and I like to get rid of that since I never brine nor had a reason (or time) to brine my chicken. And at the end of every cooking session, I always give the counter tops a good cleaning, but when it comes to the sink… I am guilty of neglecting it. The only type of sink cleaning I do is just spraying the sink around with water from the faucet.
What do you guys?! Do you believe in rinsing your chicken or not? And if you don’t rinse, what kind of prep do you do??? Do you just dab with a few wet paper towels, dry, and then cook the meat?? I would love to hear some of your kitchen tips for chicken prep!
Hope you’re having a wonderful evening!