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Old 09-07-2008, 12:27 AM   #11
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Wash everything the chicken comes in contact with, but not the chicken. Washed chicken doesn't taste very good. Cooked chicken tastes better.

Gotta appease the Chicken Police! ;)
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:42 AM   #12
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... Washed chicken doesn't taste very good. Cooked chicken tastes better. ...
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:12 AM   #13
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I wash my chicken by giving them a salt bath or rubbing whole chicken with salt. I thought it tasted better if I washed & rinsed with salt. I didn't die yet so I'll still be washing them like that. :/
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:27 AM   #14
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What is wrong with washing chickens? Can you please explain FDA or whatever it is.

My mother in law is full on when it comes to washing chickens. She told me to always soak my chickens in water with vinegar and then rinse them off with water. Is this OK?
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:53 AM   #15
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:37 PM   #16
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Regardless of whether you want to rinse or not rinse off your chicken, no one will EVER convince me that washing food with dish soap is a good idea. I find even the visual nauseating.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:02 PM   #17
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I wash my chicken by giving them a salt bath or rubbing whole chicken with salt. I thought it tasted better if I washed & rinsed with salt. I didn't die yet so I'll still be washing them like that. :/
It's not the chicken that's the problem. It's the area in which you gave your chicken a salt-water "bath". It's the area in which you did this washing that is the issue. If that is what you want to do then do it. I choose not to do it and others choose not to do it. The only thing I do is take a wad of paper towels and dry my chicken inside and out. I then immediately sanitize my sink or cutting board - wherever that chicken was sitting.

It's not going to be solved here and I don't think it will ever be solved. Everyone will do what they want in the end because that's what they were told to do or that's just how they grew up doing it. Just know that when you wash your chicken and that water is splashing you MUST thoroughly clean the area in and around. It appears that some of you already do that - that's the responsible thing to do.

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Old 09-07-2008, 01:11 PM   #18
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I spray the sink with Clorox Cleanup and leave it to set until rinsing.....never have I had a problem......I've never washed my chicken in dishsoap.......I rinse the pieces under running water, however......
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:03 PM   #19
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I spray the sink with Clorox Cleanup and leave it to set until rinsing.....never have I had a problem......I've never washed my chicken in dishsoap.......I rinse the pieces under running water, however......
Yep, that's what I do too.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:47 PM   #20
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Yeah, washing chicken is more likely to spread bacteria, IMO.
I agree completely.
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