washing chicken

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Debbie asked 6 months ago

Is it necessary to wash raw chicken in the sink before cooking it?

1 Answers
Mark Staff answered 6 months ago

Great question, Debbie.
Washing raw chicken will not make it safer. The only way to do that is to cook the chicken until the internal temperature is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
In fact, washing raw chicken can spread pathogens in your kitchen, especially around the sink. Also, running water produces water droplets that can carry pathogens on the chicken to other parts of your kitchen environment.