In last week’s kitchen tip I mentioned that I don’t like handling raw meat. I also don’t like putting raw meat on a cutting board. I know about having a separate cutting board just for meat, but I still prefer to avoid putting raw meat on a board if I can help it.
One way I do that is to use kitchen scissors rather than a knife to cut meat, particularly chicken. Whether I am just trimming fat off or cutting chicken breasts into strips or chunks, I like to put on a pair of vinyl gloves and snip away with my kitchen scissors.
The scissors cut beautifully and I can hold the chicken over a bowl or plate and let the pieces I cut drop right onto it.
I have this cheap pair of Ikea kitchen scissors which have lasted a couple of years so far and are still sharp. If you have an Ikea near you, they are a great resource for inexpensive kitchen gadgets.