Chicken: How do you get the smell off you hands after cooking?

United States
January 8, 2008 5:02pm CST
I am making chicken soup in my crock-pot, I put everything in about 2 hours ago and washed my hands serveral times afterwards as well as used lotion and still... my hands smell like chicken soup. I hate the smell of raw chicken, drives me nuts and makes me gag. How do I get it off me???
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12 responses
• United States
9 Jan 08
try washing your hands with baking soda that might help or vinager that helps also but then your hands smell like pickels.
• United States
9 Jan 08
lol I'm not sure which is worse, chicken soup or pickels, lol.
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@Lindalinda (4118)
• Canada
8 Jan 08
I don't like that smell either. I have used a lemon cut in half and rubbed my hands with it. Try it and see if it works for you. After you rubbed your hands with the lemon, wash and dry and apply lotion. See if it works for you.
• United States
9 Jan 08
I don't have any lemon in the house but I'll use that for next time, thanks for the tip.
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@bellaofchaos (11554)
• United States
9 Jan 08
Every once in a while when bath and body works has their great sales I stock up on the antibacterial hand soap in a variety of scents, the best being the juniper breeze to get the smell of chicken off .. then I follow it up by using the same hand lotion.
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@GardenGerty (72896)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Jan 08
Try using toothpaste, baking soda, or lemon juice. I have also heard good things about touching steel after you cut onions to remove the odor, it might work for raw chicken. I guess I never noticed a smell, but I will use gloves sometimes when I handle raw meats. I hope you get lots of good advice here.
• Australia
9 Jan 08
Citrus are great cleaners/smell maskers. I haven't tried it to get rid of 'chicken' smell, but lemon juice is a great natural cleaner. If you don't have any lemons, an orange will also usually work. Try peeling it, and then scrubbing your hands with the rind, before rinsing your hands again. If you don't like strong smells, then a lemon is the better option, but either will work. You'll just smell like orange, instead of chicken, if you use an orange though. Of course, if you have cuts/scrapes on your hands, it's not a good idea, unless you don't mind the stinging, burning sensation.
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@dreamy1 (3818)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I love chicken but I hate the smell of it raw. I don't do anything to my hands except wash them really well afterwards. You could try rubbing them in vinegar or lemon. I'd imagine the same things that get onion and other bad smells out would work for chicken as well.
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@dania_elm (422)
• United States
8 Jan 08
u know i really hate that. i wash my hands with dawn when i am done cooking. i figure if it takes grease away, it should be able to handle a smell. it works
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
9 Jan 08
You need a soap with lemon in it... even dish soap is fine. It takes away ALL smells, and leaves you a pleasant one!
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• United States
9 Jan 08
I tried using Dawn and still smelled like chicken then I tried Palmolive and now they smell like chicken, apples and pears, lol. Some strong chicken, huh?
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I keep three things on my sink... dish soap, hand soap with pumice, and hand sanitizer... they're all great for different things, but in this case, I'd use all of them!!
@luanakent (795)
• Brazil
10 Jan 08
Tryrubbing lemmon.. I knew what draws smell but i forgotten.. expense try.. if does not work.. make lemonade. hehe
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
9 Jan 08
You could try rubbing lemon juice on your hands. This worked for me to get the fish smell off my hands. How was your soup? I love homemade soups.
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• , Utah
6 Aug 14
I spray and wash my hands with Freshana Organic Solutions. Works every time like a charm.
@neenasatine (2844)
• Philippines
11 Jan 08
in order to remove the smell of chicken, onions or any foul odors in my hands, i usually use cream body wash or "branded" hand liquid soaps. they are both effective in removing foul odors in our skin.