If you are like me, you rinse your raw chicken off under the faucet before you cook it. I have been doing it for years. However, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), you shouldn’t do that!
The CDC says that washing the chicken before cooking it under your faucet can cause germs and bacteria to splash all over your kitchen sink and floor. If you don’t clean up properly, other utensils, foods, and countertops could become contaminated.
Chicken can contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella which can cause serious health issues if ingested. So there you have it! Do not wash your chicken before cooking it. If the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees, all bacteria will be destroyed. Guess I know better now!