Is that a Judy Rodgers (Zuni Cafe) recipe? I've been meaning to try that.
Me, I rinse the inside of the chicken rather gently, habit. Now that I like to spatchcock a whole chicken, the rinsing is very simple. I do clean the sink, but with soap and hot water.
I don't care about sterile counters, the raw chicken is never on one. I do care not to make bacteria resistant by constant fear. I've never been sick from eggs or chickens. I don't eat either of them raw, and keep them in a small area when preparing them and then rinse that well. Usually that is a tile I use for such food prep.
I was sick once, and only once, from food, that I remember, raw oysters (the one and only time I ever ate them, which was to be polite to a couple who were from Mexico City and wanted to treat me and my then boyfriend.) Sick as a dog, as they say. One of those lifetime memorable times of spewing propellently from more than one orifice. Muy romantico. That went away on its own.
Also, 65 years ago, I threw up after drinking root beer. That's about it.
Ironically, I did get a bacterial infection from contamination this past weekend - an old opened hydrating eyedrop solution, stored in a bathroom cabinet. Huh. The eye is better after the antibios. The eye is trouble prone anyway, so that may have been part of it.
edit - oops, I was also sick from a taco from a cafe in Guadalajara. Probably a matter of different bacterial flora.