I just got a response from the FoodNetwork in response to my email regarding Giada's method of marinating/cooking chicken with beef. From: Scripps Networks Customer Service <[email protected]> Subject: RE: Giada At Home (#6563-178856986-8947) To: richoso1 Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 1:40 PM Hello and thank you for your email. Please accept our sincere apology for the delay in getting back to you with this response. As long as the meat is cooked correctly, at least medium well, there is no contamination as any germs would have been killed during the cooking process. Best regards, Scripps Networks Customer Service This is their answer, but I still wouldn't do it. Just me.