To properly clean chicken takes several steps. First, rinse the chicken. Next, rub the chicken, inside and out, with salt. After you finish rubbing salt all over the chicken, soak the chicken in water that has lemon juice and peels from a half to a whole lemon. The chicken should soak for ten to fifteen minutes. When you have finished soaking the chicken, rinse it under running water, and let it drip dry in a colander. The chicken is salted and soaked in lemon juice and oils to kill any bacteria that may be on the surface of the chicken, or just below the surface of the chicken. They are the best natural disinfection agents for chicken.