Do you normally wash your chicken before you cook it?
Chicken is extremely rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It’s also moist and full of water. These characteristics provide the perfect environment for microorganisms to develop, if the meat isn’t conserved and handled in impeccably clean conditions.
According to scientists at Drexel University, when we wash chicken in the sink, we might be contaminating the whole area. Water can splash off the chicken, up to 20 inches away in any direction.