How to Clean Chicken
Cleaning chicken is very important and require more than just paper towels and a simple rinse of cold water. In the Haitian culture, before you can go anywhere near the stove, one must first learn how to clean chicken and learn the importance of cleaning chicken.
2 lbs of raw chicken
3 limes (sliced in half, juiced) or
1/2 cup of vinegar
3 cups of boil hot water
1 large bowl
Cleaning the chicken includes one removing skin (optional), excess and visible fat and any remaining chicken feathers, if any. Some people like to remove the heal of the chicken, yes the back heal, which is located right behind the drumstick. while others do not really care about it being there. This is a great method to prevent any bacteria such as salmonella.
Once the fat has been removed, you can cut slices into the thighs, breast and drumsticks to allow the marinade to penetrate inside the meat. Take sliced limes and scrub the meat, once completed place individual pieces into a bowl. Take hot boiling water and pour into bowl and let sit for 30-45 seconds, making sure that every piece of meat is drowned by the water. Drain and rinse with cool water, examining and ensuring that there is no excess fat remaining. Drizzle with lime juice and season.
|Freshly cleaned and marinated chicken|