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.