Every day is a great day for that all-time family favorite, fried chicken. And because today just happens to be National Fried Chicken Day, here are a few tips for being clean and safe in the kitchen when poultry is on the menu.
So, you’ve just finished cutting up your chicken and prepping it for herbs and spices worthy of your family and friends. While you’ve been seasoning away, invisible chicken juice likely has leaked on your counter. Not surprisingly, the bacteria from the raw meat can spread to cutting boards, knives, door handles, and countertops. Cleaning up the right way can keep that from happening. And, you’ll want to clean it up pronto because once germs have settled on your kitchen countertops, they can mingle with whatever else you’re preparing.
The solution is simple. Clean up kitchen surfaces right away using a disinfectant formulated to kill germs and bacteria. And, don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly after touching raw meat each time.
Bonus: If you get any grease stains on your clothes, treat them with prewash stain remover, liquid laundry detergent or liquid detergent booster. Then wash your clothes using the hottest water that is safe for the fabric.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!