Why You Should Never Wash A Chicken!
Handling raw chicken understandably makes a lot of people squeamish- it's wet and slimy, and most of all is a known carrier of bacteria, organic or not.
But a common and dangerous misconception is that "washing" chicken will remove the bacteria, when really all this does is contaminate the sink and wherever else the water splatters!
Tip: when you buy chicken in the store, use a bag from the veggie department to store it in. Once home, open the package inside of the bag to cut down on cross contamination. Transfer the chicken, wash your hands, and then proceed, keeping one hand always clean! And finally, don't forget to clean all of the surfaces that came into contact with the raw meat.