How To Handle Raw Chicken
Raw chicken can be a bit tricky to handle. It can be tough to know how long to cook it for, what temperature to cook it at, and how to keep it from drying out. But don't worry, we're here to help.
If you've never cooked chicken before, the prospect of handling raw meat can be daunting. But there's no need to be afraid! With a little care and attention, cooking raw chicken is easy. To start, gather your supplies. You'll need a cutting board, a sharp knife, and of course, the chicken. Make sure everything is clean and sanitized before you begin.
One of the most important things to remember when cooking raw chicken is to always wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling it. Raw chicken can contain harmful bacteria that can cause food poisoning. You don't want to transfer any bacteria from your hands to the chicken. Once your hands are clean, take the chicken out of the packaging and rinse it off with cold water.
Next, cut the chicken into pieces.. Once the chicken is cut into manageable pieces, it's time to start cooking!
- Raw chicken should be cooked properly and thoroughly to ensure that any harmful bacteria are killed. Tip: Use a meat thermometer, chicken should be cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit before eating.
- Cooked chicken should not be placed back on the same plate or cutting board that held raw chicken.
- Wash all utensils and surfaces first that may come into contact with raw chicken.
And that's it! Feels like a walk in the park right? Handling raw chicken can be done safely by taking these few simple and easy-to-follow precautions and on't forget to clean up your kitchen afterwards!