How to clean a chicken
Many people asked me the following question: " What to do with that chicken smell". Many notice that chicken from the supermarket has that specific smell which people don't know how to remove or minimize. Well, millions of thanks to my outstanding mother-in-law (I swear half of this blog should belong to her) for teaching me some tricks. We will need vinegar, lemons, salt, water and chicken (obviously) - I love Al Rawdah Chicken because the farm keeps their chicken cage free, GMO free, no antibiotics and hormones. Also it is very affordable. Other options I love is organic chicken from the Organic shop in Dubai (frozen from Hungary)
1) Let's remove the feathers that were left. I doubt you or your guests want some feathers getting stuck in their teeth. Check your chicken- if there are big feathers- pluck them out, If there are smaller- burn them on the fire.
2) Burn the lower part of the feet- we don't need to eat that hard skin. Peel it off afterwards.
3) Cut the upper part of the butt- it has that yellow gooey stuff which isn't for eating (Although public eateries never remove these on their roasted chicken (ew)
4) Remove all the stuff from inside the chicken: kidneys, lungs etc. Wash the chicken well afterwards.
5) In a large pot/bawl mix 2 cups of water and 4 table spoons of vinegar. Put chicken inside. Add generous amount of salt all over the chicken, squeeze lemon and start rubbing the chicken with the mix of salt/lemon/vinegar for few minutes. This will allow us to remove most of that smell that you don't like.
6) Add hot water inside the chicken and let the water stay for about 1 minute. Rinse your chicken. Use kitchen towel to dry it from inside and outside. Good smelling chicken is ready to be cooked. :)))