CDC Says You Should Stop Washing Your Raw Chicken, Setting Off Debate
The CDC says there's one thing you need to stop doing with your raw chicken immediately - setting off a big debate.
How do you handle your raw chicken? Many of the recipes I've seen start with rinsing and patting the chicken dry with a paper towel. Apparently, that's all wrong.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says washing your raw chicken is actually worse than just leaving it alone. According to a tweet by the CDC - you should rely on the heat from cooking to kill any germs that might be lurking on the chicken rather than risking spreading those germs all over your kitchen.
It's a simple request - but it set off quite a debate on Twitter with many claiming they'd rather take the chance and wash their chicken and then clean their sink and utensils. In fact - the responses go on and on. Turns out, people get HEATED when you tell them not to wash their chicken. They're not taking advice from any CDC people, thankyouverymuch.
So what are you going to do? Wash your chicken or no?