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Food safety for chicken

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Hi everyone,

I am new to cooking and I do need your help regarding food safety for raw chicken as I don't know how to judge this.

I wanted to marinate my chicken overnight and cook tomorrow. Therefore I washed it by soaking it with cold tape water for a while (less than 15 mins) which I know is not a good way to wash the meat after doing some research online. Next I rinsed it with cold water. I also accidentally rinsed it with warm water for a few seconds. I marinated it and now it's in my fridge.

Question: Is it still safe to cook and eat this chicken? Thanks so much!!
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1) Wash it - a few minutes under cold water will do
The health department warned us against washing chicken. Great way to spread bacteria all over the area and you. Just clean out the cavity with paper towels and pat the outside dry. That's all you have to do.
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Doesn't matter. In fact there is probably less of a necessity to wash the parts. If your chicken is that "skunky" you need to look for a better source.
That bloody juice is from the brining.
... the cavity has bits of gut tissue that I also find unappetizing.
LOL! Get in there with your hand and some paper towel and clean it out.
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