So I recently came across this article by Newsworks: Drexel food safety experts on a mission to stop cooks from washing chicken.
Let me just start by saying: EWWWW!!! For your added entertainment, I'm also linking this awesome graphic they have: Germ Vision.
I can honestly say this valuable cooking lesson has NEVER been communicated to me EVER. I have always rinsed my chicken off after removing from the package to de-gunk it before cooking.
After reading this article (and especially viewing the graphic), I will forevermore be a person who does NOT rinse their chicken prior to cooking. Straight in the pan with you pollo!!
Did this gross anyone else out?!
PS - As a side note, I basically wiped by entire sink and counter region (plus cabinets and floor) with high grade cleaner. Chicken and it's associated nastiness freaks me out, lol.