Roasted Lemon-Balm Chicken

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Makes 4 to 6 servings

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The many uses for lemon balm

The many uses for lemon balm in cooking.

Your recipe says to rinse

Your recipe says to rinse chicken and that is "a no no"!!! It spreads bacteria!!

So, you will cook a un-

So, you will cook a un- rinsed chicken that may have been dropped on the floor or mishandled before packaging? Have you ever been to a chicken farm?? Disgusting! THAT'S 'a no-no' in my book! That's why you use 'bleach' or a cleaner after you rinse the chicken! If there IS bacteria, the bleach will kill it. Sheese!!

I agree - I was raised on a

I agree -
I was raised on a chicken farm. Chickens are a nasty animal. When we gathered eggs we washed them for shipping and our own use.
The handling of chicken meat was to wash in cool water pat dry with paper towel then prepare and cook. Wash down was always with bleach or strong soap depending on what you used. Keep utensils separate from other items you are cooking. Salmonella is mean. Clean and Dispose!!!!

As always, a recipe is a

As always, a recipe is a guideline. We edited this recipe. The comment about rinsing the chicken was confusing. We do agree that it's best to avoid spreading around raw chicken bacteria on counter surfaces and such. Cooking the chicken fully will kill the bacteria on it own. It is advisable, if you do rinse/wash chicken, to wipe down all surfaces and utensils using a bleach solution. We do hope you will enjoy the recipe.