Mummies and Gummies
In the first basket, a freaky gummy and a funny mummy hit on the Halloween theme. In the second round chefs find some awfully scary offal and some more gummy goodness.
Chopped Family Thanksgiving
Turkey time means family time, even in the Chopped Kitchen as the whole Chopped family are gathered together. In the first round, the four judges-turned-competitors must use hominy and gummy turkey feet in the appetizers.
Spaghetti's bosom buddy, breadcrumb's perfect mate, is the tasty theme for this special competition as the chefs learn they must make meatballs in every round. Creme brulee is the mystery ingredient curveball in the first round.
The Holiday Kitchen
We're decking the Chopped halls with the stars of Food Network's The Kitchen. In the first round, the talented co-hosts must make merry appetizers out of seafood salad and challah bread.
Family Food Fight
It's four chefs, one family. A mother, father, daughter and son who run a restaurant together compete to see who will become the Chopped Champion. The family finds in the first basket flatbread and a strong citrus.
Guest judge Andrew Zimmern is on hand in this competition filled with bizarre surprises in all the baskets. The chefs have to contend with an offbeat ice cream flavor and an unusual meat in the appetizer round.
Reality TV Stars
Four competitors with their own cookbooks and their own reality television shows face-off to win $10,000 for a favorite charity. In the appetizer round, cooking biscuit dough all the way through to the plate is the challenges.
Late Night Food Brawl
It's a night owls' nosh-fest, when chefs learn that they will be preparing decadent dishes best enjoyed in the late-night hours. For the first course, the chefs must work with a carb-heavy Canadian snack and an Italian sausage.
Four fearless home cooks put their pride on the line in the Chopped Kitchen. In the first basket, this group of awesome amateurs must transform spinach vinaigrette and chicken truffle sausages.
Fabulous Baker Boys
You can put all your bread on a bet that a baker is going to take the $10,000 prize in this competition. In the first round, the competitors must bake focaccia and figure out how to make a rich fish work with rice pudding.
Will the chefs think the "chilified" baskets in this special competition are too hot to handle? In the first round the heat is on with habanero peppers.
Thrill of the Grill
The chefs learn that they must grill something in each round of this competition. For their appetizers, the chefs discover watermelon and wine coolers in the basket.
It's an ice cream dream come true in a Chopped competition devoted to everyone's favorite sweet, cold treat. The first round, chefs find some beautiful gourmet scoops in cones, which they must find a way to make work with halibut.
Every 'Wich Way
This competition is all about celebrating the sandwich, every "wich" way it may be prepared. The four competitors must get creative, starting with beef brisket appetizer sandwiches, but then two chefs make the same big mistakes.
Viewers' Choice Ingredients
In this competition, the mystery basket ingredients were suggested by fans on social media. The chefs open the first basket and find a frightfully difficult protein
It's a second chance at victory for four losing chefs seeking redemption. After the chefs make skate and pomegranate molasses appetizers, one chef must endure the indignity of being the first chef re-chopped.
Cheese is not just a key ingredient for many comfort food classics, it's also the theme for this competition. In the first round, the chefs must make creative use of blue cheese and goats cheese in their appetizer plates.
A surge of excitement is felt in the Chopped Kitchen when the chefs found out that every mystery basket will contain chocolate.
Eight chefs have been invited to the Chopped kitchen to compete in pairs. In the first round, the duos learn to navigate the space together as they make appetizers that include date vinegar and chili garlic coated peas.
It's fry-day and the judges expect deep-fried tastiness on every plate. In the first round, competitors work with hot dogs and taro root. During the entree round, the judges debate whether a repeated mistake warrants elimination.
It takes a very brave home cook to take on Chopped once, and these amateurs are courageous enough to come back for a second time. Some sweet-and-savory candies and a special spice blend keep the last two on their toes.
Let's Do Lunch
In this competition, the morning meal must include tiny eggs and fancy coffee. A strange turn of events in the dinner round finds one of the competitors searching for an ingredient that has vanished from sight.
Fake Cake, Real Stakes
It's a great fake out, when all the basket ingredients are in disguise. Everyone should taste the "chicken wings" in the first basket, which are a secretly sweet item.
Police officers and paramedics with culinary chops are in the Kitchen. In the first round, contestants respond to a basket with hummus chips and ground bison. In the second round, it's fiery jawbreakers and rotisserie chicken.
It's a friendly competition between friends when the Chopped judges face off with baskets containing leftover ingredients. In the appetizer round, the chefs must turn tuna noodle casserole into something new.
Big Barbecue Bout
It's a battle for all the carnivores, celebrating the art of barbecue. In the first basket, chefs find a regional barbecue sauce and jumbo shrimp. In round two, chefs scramble to make delicious pork spare ribs.
All-Stars Tournament: Part 1
In this first of four preliminary competitions of the Chopped All-Stars Tournament, top talent converges in the kitchen to fight it out for a spot in the $75,000 finale.
All-Stars Tournament: Part 2
Competing for a spot in the grand finale, the second group of All-Stars open the appetizer basket to find a sour surprise and then must match a cheesy party food with expensive offal before making a dessert out of airy cookies.
All-Stars Tournament: Part 3
Four new All-Stars strut into the kitchen with sights set on the grand finale. They must pair a Spanish meat with an airy cookie followed by butchering a huge ingredient and taming tiny, sour fruits.
All-Stars Tournament: Part 4
It's the fourth preliminary competition of the Chopped All-Stars Tournament, and there is just one more spot in the grand finale up for grabs.
All-Stars Tournament: Grand Finale
The judges are set to enjoy a masterful meal when the four winning All-Stars return to the kitchen for the grand finale fight. Who will be awarded the biggest charitable prize in Chopped history?
The chefs get a very tough ingredient in the appetizer basket: beef tendon balls.
Grill Masters: Episode One
In this explosive first Grill Masters battle, big personalities and old rivalries create a firestorm in the al fresco kitchen. A cheese and a starch are two items that the finalists must make sing on the grills in their desserts.
Grill Masters: Episode Two
In the first round, the Grill Masters find grilling classics hot dogs and hamburgers in the same basket. Rack of elk is a welcome ingredient in the second basket, but the 30-minute time limit presents some issues.
Grill Masters: Episode Three
Four grilling experts have all the tools they need to get fired up for an awesome cookout. Whoever wins here will get one of four coveted spots in the $50,000 Grand Finale.
Grill Masters: Episode Four
Perfectionists and pitmasters collide in this final preliminary battle before the Grand Finale! Spare ribs play the lead role in the appetizer basket. Then a specially-sourced, whole fish barely fits into the entree baskets.
Grill Masters: Grand Finale
The four finalists in the Grill Masters tournament are facing off for the $50,000 grand prize. Rattlesnake is the vicious surprise in the first round.
Four rock stars with a passion for cooking (Lita Ford, Kelly Hansen, Eddie Ojeda and Dweezil Zappa) take over the Chopped Kitchen in hopes of winning $10,000 for a favorite cause.
Fun at the carnival is the theme for this special Chopped competition. In a sign of what's to come, the chefs open the first basket to find that two out of the four ingredients are deep-fried.
Taking a break from their studies to crush it in the Chopped Kitchen, four college students compete for culinary superiority.
Light Makes Right
The baskets in this competition are packed with healthy ingredients to create delicious, nutritious and low-calorie dishes.
The chefs tackle burgers, pretzel rolls and fruity surprises in their baskets at the Chopped tailgate party.
The four chefs learn that the mystery ingredients must be transformed into delicious gastropub food.
Cooking Channel stars Gabriele Corcos, Kelsey Nixon, Roger Mooking and Jim Stacy take on a holiday challenge in the Chopped kitchen with $10,000 on the line for their favorite charity.
Teen Tournament: Episode One
Four young chefs enter the kitchen for the first preliminary competition. The teens are surprised by a fuzzy ingredient, pair a challenging protein with processed cheese and encounter problems combining chips and candies.
Teen Tournament: Episode Two
Four new whiz kids battle it out in the second preliminary competition. The teens are shocked by expensive crustaceans, get flustered by sharp knives and must make a sweet dish with a frozen treat and an Indian spice.
Teen Tournament: Episode Three
Four new teens compete in the third preliminary round of the tournament. The young chefs must grapple with vegan chicken, work out their mixed feelings about okra and repurpose a box of assorted cookies.
Teen Tournament: Episode Four
Four ambitious teens set their sights on the last remaining place in the Teen Tournament Grand Finale.
Teen Tournament: Grand Finale!
Four returning teen winners come back to compete for $25,000 and the title of Chopped Grand Champion.
Fans pick the basket ingredients in this special viewers' choice competition. The chefs warily taste a curious canned product, make an entree with weird candy and a slimy surprise and must use an unusual condiment for dessert.
Four teen chefs return to the kitchen with victory and redemption on their minds. The teens get creative with crab, use a novel ingredient and must hustle to make sweet creations from cookies and peanut butter toast.
Four funny women best known for playing mothers on TV take on the role of Chopped competitors. The actresses must come up with ideas for TV dinners, deal with minute steak and get creative with tiramisu and strawberry sauce.
The chefs are shocked to find out that bizarre foods will be in all of the baskets. Ingredients include a strange bird part, a stinky fruit, ugly offal and something fermented.
Don your lederhosen and hold your steins high for Oktoberfest in the Chopped Kitchen. The chefs discover fine fare for a German party in their baskets, including pretzels, schnitzel, chocolate sausages and, of course, beer.
Thanksgiving Soup-er Stars
The four chefs dedicate their time and talents to soup kitchens in this special Thanksgiving competition. The chefs use leftovers in their appetizers, are surprised by a theme and deal with perplexing items in the dessert baskets.
Cooking With Bass
Three fancy fish dishes are in store for the judges following an exciting entree round featuring sea bass and an expensive spice.
Mac and Cheese
In this competition, every round features the food paired with a powerful bond: macaroni and cheese.
A Chopped Halloween
Chefs are alarmed by ingredients like fake eyeballs and real blood in the first round. The second round surprises with a coffin-shaped seafood creation and the frightful dessert basket delivers chocolate creepy crawlies.
Four models compete in Chopped kitchen, where they find tuna and kale chips in the appetizer basket, fish and seeds in round two, and something frozen and something crunchy in the dessert basket.
Chopped: Impossible, Part 1
Chopped Champions return for an epic tournament of Chopped: Impossible, with Restaurant: Impossible's chef Robert Irvine on the judging panel.
Chopped: Impossible, Part 2
Four new returning champs take on the second preliminary round of the Chopped: Impossible tournament, with chef Robert Irvine watching their every move from the judges' table.
Chopped: Impossible, Part 3
Becoming a Chopped Champion was life-changing for the four competitors who are returning to compete in this third preliminary round of the Chopped: Impossible tournament.
Chopped: Impossible, Grand Finale
After winning their preliminary rounds, three champions make their triumphant return to the Chopped Kitchen to try to win $15,000 and the chance to go head to head with Robert Irvine for a shot at $25,000 more.
Food Truck Kitchen
The first basket contains ingredients from Chinese and Greek cuisines, while a classic American street food meets a fun-to-say Korean dish in the entree basket. The last two chefs make a dessert using a much-loved sweet spread.
In the first round, one chef stumbles upon a brilliant way to make scalloped potatoes. Precooked meatloaf is the big challenge in the second round and the final chefs make clever sweet treats from a crispy snack and a tart drink.
In-Laws, in Teams!
Duos of mothers- and daughters-in-law compete to see who has the strongest bond. Challenges include a boozy accessory, odd eggs with mashed potatoes and gooey bread for dessert.
In the first round, a family member's pan gets taken over by two relatives. In the next round, chicken breasts seem easy, but how will the chefs fare with the other mystery ingredients? The final round includes a very sweet cake.
Battle of the Grandpas
Four grandfathers face off in the Chopped kitchen to make their families proud. Challenges include a mystery box, peanut butter and beef taffy bites, and a potentially calamitous senior moment with pie.
Secrets of Winning
Think you have what it takes to win Chopped? Learn how to cook your way to becoming the next Chopped champion with insider info on tackling the basket, beating the clock and impressing the judges.
A gory story begins the competition, as chefs find blood sausage in their appetizer baskets. Then, in a wild entree round, chefs make ambitious plans for a basket that includes caramelized pudding and a pork product.
In round one, competitors race the clock to make fish dishes that include an unusual carb. In round two, a green noodle is part of the culinary puzzle. And in the dessert round, chefs use butter and sugar in smart, minimal ways.
Four chefs try to make brunch look easy by creating a meal for friends and family. In the first two baskets, booze and eggs are some of the brunch-y surprises. For dessert, finalists work with poached fruit and a fried sweet.
Chinese New Year
To celebrate Chinese New Year, chefs create appetizers by using American versions of Chinese dishes. The entree round includes a giant fish and, in the dessert round, chefs must include a cookie and a strawberry-flavored treat.
Four fanatical tailgaters try to prove their passion for cooking is equal to their passion for sports. Basket challenges include a veggie patty, mandatory cheese and sausage in round two and a salty-sweet dessert.
Four self-assured guys are lucky to get bacon as their theme, but how will these chefs do in the first round with bacon in the baskets alongside banana jam?
Four chefs channel their sensual sides and find oysters in the first basket, followed by a second round where some sexy stuff gets left in the pan. The final basket contains alluring premade desserts that might just be a trap.
Ready for Redemption
Four former contestants return to the Chopped Kitchen for a chance at redemption. In the appetizer basket they find a protein and jam, while in the entree round, they must use cheesecake and garam masala.
Flavorful and fun Caribbean cuisine is the theme of this special competition. Chefs start out with shrimp appetizers, then receive beautiful Caribbean ingredients for their entrees and finish with sweet potato and rum desserts.
Truck Stop Stars
Four talented truck stop chefs bring their renowned take on comfort food to the Chopped kitchen where they are faced with surprise mystery ingredients in three separate rounds.
Beg, Borrow or Eel
In the first basket, nobody is thrilled to see a slimy surprise. In the entree basket, Cornish hens have judges excited to see displays of talent and technique, while a nostalgic treat in the final round keeps everyone guessing.
Four college kids see if they can make the grade in the Chopped Kitchen. First, they must make something new using chicken and tomato soup. Then, they contend with a frozen side dish. Lastly, they'll work with a tropical fruit.
The Bold and the Baconful
In round one, the chefs are shocked to find a fun food wrapped in bacon. In round two, the competitors present pork and noodle dishes. Then, one chef is proud of a bold chance he took with dessert, but will the judges agree?
Chopped Champions: Battle 1, Best of the Best
Returning winners, daunting baskets, killer pressure -- it's Chopped Champions! The five-part tournament kicks off with a stellar group of defending champs, who must rock complicated challenges like pig ears and artichoke dessert.
Chopped Champions: Battle 2, Fighting Shape
A lively group of returning winners are revved up for more Chopped Champions drama and excitement, but will a deceptively simple basket cause them to choke or shine?
Chopped Champions: Battle 3, Chefs in Control
Four returning champs are ready to give it all they've got in appetizer, entree and dessert rounds featuring hard-to-melt candy, a difficult-to-prep veggie and bison jerky.
Chopped Champions: Battle 4, Kitchen Storm
Geared up for killer cooking and serious drama, a husband and wife are among the champs returning for the fourth round of Chopped Champions.
Chopped Champions: Conclusion, $50,000 Pay Day
In the $50,000 Chopped Champions grand finale, an unusual dessert ingredient may bring tears to the champs' eyes.
Four chefs are stumped by pasta in the first round and a chocolate-covered ingredient in round two. Finally, the two chefs who move onto dessert must make the most of a tropical fruit and a super-savory jarred product.
Hungry for Love
Eight singles are paired up on blind dates to cook in the Chopped Kitchen. They get to know each other over scallops in the first round, grind their protein in the second round and skip the ice cream maker for the dessert round.
Four chefs tackle seasonal summer ingredients like lobster in round one and potato chips and a mystery ingredient in round two. In the final round, they're challenged to make summer desserts from a refreshing beverage.
Each round in this special competition features ingredients that are actually dangerous. Poisonous seeds and a fierce creature make round one interesting. In the entree round, potent alcohol and shellfish keep the chefs fearful.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
In Cinco de Mayo-themed baskets, four chefs must grapple with a green pie and fish fillet in round one and a Mexican barbecue specialty in round two. The final basket tosses black beans in with the dessert-friendly chocolate.
Chopping Block Blues
In the entree round, the chefs face some big fish and a black liquid, then the finalists get reacquainted with a super sugary kids' cereal in the dessert round.
Four chefs from the same city throw down and in the first round, a mighty midnight snack poses a creative challenge. The chefs who move on to the entree round get a beer and a bird they should know well.
Leap of Faith
A priest, a nun-in-training, a rabbi and a pastor duke it out in the Chopped Kitchen. The judges are surprised to find out that one of the cooks has never worked with fish before, and salmon is in the appetizer basket.
Grill Masters Napa: Part 1
Sixteen high-caliber chefs are fired up to grill in Napa Valley, CA. For the first group of chefs, a ballpark snack throws them a curveball in the entree round, and the judges are happy to see chilies in the dessert basket.
Grill Masters Napa: Part 2
Four new, highly-skilled grill masters take over an outdoor Chopped Kitchen in Napa Valley, CA. The two chefs who move on to dessert run into trouble when one of the mystery ingredients shows a tendency to char quickly.
Grill Masters Napa: Part 3
Another group of grill masters in Napa Valley, CA, gets the gift of beef in round two, but will they focus so much on the beautiful rib eye that they neglect the other mandatory ingredients?
Grill Masters Napa: Part 4
Three grilling champs have a spot in the grand finale, and a new group furiously competes for the final spot in Napa Valley, CA. The chefs face mushrooms and jam in the appetizer round and a yummy cake in the dessert round.
Grill Masters Napa: Grand Finale
In Napa Valley, CA, the remaining grill masters take on a porky surprise, a surf and turf combo and a tricky dessert of bananas and wine in the final battle to see who will claim the $50,000 grand prize.
Fried Chicken Time
Fried chicken is the star of all three rounds, paired with syrup and a savory pancake in the first basket. Fried chicken entrees have to include peach cobbler, and the chefs are challenged by a fried chicken-themed dessert round.
The chefs are challenged by escargot and sprouts in the appetizer round but get a break with garlic knots in the entree round. They're inspired by cake for the dessert round.
The all-American hot dog is the star of all three rounds, starting with an uncommon condiment for the appetizer round. A tiny ingredient causes big problems in the entree round, and hot dog desserts pose a unique challenge.
Four chefs tackle surprising ingredients, starting with dill pickle soup in the appetizer round and a weirdly spicy beer in the entrees. For dessert, they've got to use deceptively straightforward dough and sugar.
The chefs compete in a three-round chili cook-off, starting with chocolate and sausage in the appetizer round. Spice and creativity are key to the entree round, and they make chili-inspired sweets for dessert.
Teen Tournament: Battle 1
Young competitors must make appetizers from a strange snack and a pork product. In the entree round, they have to figure out how to combine poultry with a weird casserole, then work with a spicy nut and a savory fruit for dessert.
Teen Tournament: Battle 2
Teen competitors race the clock to finish their sausage appetizers, and they face seafood surprises in the entree round. Breakfast items take on a creative form in the dessert basket.
Teen Tournament: Battle 3
Teen competitors pour their energy into short rib appetizers and are puzzled by an artificially colored ingredient in the entree basket. In the dessert round, a pastry bag of pate a choux leaves them wondering what to do.
Teen Tournament: Battle 4
Teen competitors have to get creative with sour appetizers, and one chef turns to the fryer for the entree round. Then they have to figure out how to repurpose a cake from the dessert basket.
Teen Tournament: Finale Fight
Teen chefs return to compete in the tournament grand finale. They have to use their butchering skills in the entree round and incorporate mangoes into their desserts.
Twins for the Win
Teams of twin chefs face off, starting with egg and crustacean appetizers. A soda shop staple appears in the entree basket, and the competitors make surprising choices with pastry dough for dessert.
Naan the Wiser
Competitors make appetizers using naan bread and blood sausage, and the judges hope they know how to prepare an expensive fish in the entree round. The dessert round requires creativity with fruit.
Worst Cooks Challenge
Former winners and runners-up from Worst Cooks in America compete with frog leg appetizers and steak entrees. For dessert, they pair ready-made dough with cocoa powder and pears.
Kefir and Loathing
Fermented milk and an ingredient with a "secret" history are at the forefront of the appetizer round, an unexpected surprise is found in the dessert basket, and the last two chefs go in a similar direction with their final plates.
The chefs must determine the best use of sardines in the first round. Round two takes the chefs in a different direction with pricier basket items such as sweetbreads. The remaining chefs attempt ice cream in the final round.
Best Halloween Ever
Four one-of-a-kind cooks dress up for Halloween in the Chopped Kitchen. The judges are eager to see what frightening sights a drag queen, a witch, a medieval re-enactor and a bloody-faced warrior will scare up for them.
On the Quack Burner
The chefs have to use duck tongues in their appetizers, and a seaweed pasta product may be the weirdest item in the second basket. Then, the finalists have to work spicy alcohol and a sweet cream into their desserts.
Competitors with successful online cooking shows are ready to put their web-honed skills to the test. Round two has the judges monitoring the clock with doubts that all three chefs can get a particular ingredient cooked in time.
Turkey Day Heroes
Four chefs who cook in soup kitchens face off in this special competition. Turkey is a given in the entree round, but they also face an epic cake which defies description and is more than meets the eye!
Holiday Reality Check
Reality television stars Les Gold, Claudia Jordan, Jenni Pulos and Karina Smirnoff take over the kitchen. One competitor has never eaten a common vegetable from the entree basket, and the dessert round becomes unpredictable.
New Year's Bash
In the first ever Chopped New Year's Party, the competitors start the celebration with premium ingredients in the appetizer and entree baskets. The last two chefs face dressed-up ice cream cones and limited grapes for dessert.
Smorgastarta Your Engines
The chefs learn all about the wonders of savory Swedish layer cake when they get the competition underway with some smorgastarta appetizers. Then, ingredients make the entree round more complicated than the competitors would like.
Four devoted football fans are super proud of their can't-fail tailgating games, but in the Chopped Kitchen, only one can become a champ.
Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Part 1
Chopped joins forces with Beat Bobby Flay for a special crossover event where twelve returning Chopped Champions sweat and scramble to get to the $40,000 Grand Finale.
Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Part 2
Four returning champions return to the kitchen to take on Chef Bobby Flay. Challenges include seafood that needs tenderizing and ice cream that contains an ingredient Bobby loves.
Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Part 3
A cold soup and a stuffed lobster challenge the champs, and some struggle to keep track of all four ingredients. Then, the chefs are confused by the name of a Swedish cookie, but will the final two chefs know what to do with it?
Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay, Finale
The final three must make appetizers with camel meat and a weird sauce, and duke it out in a tough entree round. The last contender battles for $40,000 in a face off with Bobby and must make a signature dish from a Chopped basket.
Midnight Snack Attack
The chefs are tasked with assembling the perfect midnight snack. They create appetizers from fried food and cocktails in round one, combine mushrooms and street food in round two and conclude the challenge with breakfast.
The chefs unveil a Cajun dish in the first basket that is "offal-y" special. A prized protein adds some porky flavor to the fish entrees and a chewable drink is the oddest mystery ingredient in the final basket.
The chefs are surprised with some thrifty but uniquely yummy finds in the baskets, like pork buns and Mexican street corn in the first round. Then, the competitors must pair a pickled product with a fair favorite in their entrees.
Battle of the Butchers
Butchers take over the kitchen and in the appetizer round, they tackle a cut of pork as one of the competitors passes around whiskey shots. In the dessert basket, the finalists find an ice cream that only a butcher could love.
The competitors face off in a protein-packed battle featuring some fierce ingredients that are too big for the baskets. In the entree round, the chefs get to choose what part of an imposing whole animal to use for their dish.
Back in Time
Chefs tackle retro ingredients like a familiar can and a space-age beverage in the first basket, then the final contestants work with a refreshment named for a movie legend in the dessert basket.
Difficult baskets are guaranteed when four lucky chefs arrive for a viewers' choice competition! The fans pick a creepy protein and a bloody soup for the first round. Then, offal and atole get the sweet treatment for dessert.
Entree Basket Blues
The chefs are challenged by canned ham and mussels in the appetizer round, and things get tougher with a bright blue ingredient in the entree round. The final two chefs try to impress the judges with fruit-and-fries creations.
The chefs are tasked with showcasing their take on the taco and the judges talk tripe and mustard rabe in round one. Then, the finalists bring tortillas to the sweet side with inventive desserts that include Mexican chocolate.
Chefs must overcome a basket that includes something called pizza but isn't recognizable as the classic dish before moving on to a two-protein round and then a dessert round that must include both sweet and spicy elements.
Betting on the Farm
Chefs work with farm-fresh ingredients in rounds that also include poultry, pickled chilies and lamb before reaching a dessert round so strange everyone's left wondering how the competition will end.
Million Dollar Baskets
No expense has been spared with these top-dollar ingredients! The chefs get to work with caviar and a very pricey seafood in the first round, a deliciously rare item in round two and a $100 breakfast item in the last basket.
The first basket includes a giant circle of dough and veggies that only look like tiny watermelons. Then chewy candy and sweet cheese are on the entree plates, followed by green leaves and blueberries for dessert.
Straight from nature to the chefs' baskets, the first round features an aquatic wonder and a delicate flower, then an imposing root and a wild beast are part of the entree round. The final wild round features berries and butter.
The chefs are challenged to make healthy dishes that are suitable for someone who's watching their weight and concerned about nutrition. Legumes confound some of the chefs, and they try to make tasty fruit-and-grain desserts.
Whiskey and Wings
Whiskey and wings make an appearance in the appetizer, entree and dessert baskets, guaranteeing a good time in each round!
Four former military service members who are pursuing culinary careers compete to see who will be the Chopped Champion.
Oodles of Noodles
It's nothing but noodles in the Chopped kitchen as the chefs take on Asian noodles in the first round, fresh pasta making in the second and then incorporate noodles into their desserts in the final round.
Game Day Party
The chefs take on a football-themed competition, aiming to create elevated game day food in every course. They reinterpret mac and cheese in the appetizer round and face a stadium starch in the dessert basket.
Get ready for a gooey competition as the chefs use chocolate surprises in each dish. The appetizers combine white chocolate and soft shell crab, and the final two chefs are tasked with making chocolate desserts using apricots.
Blue Plate Fate
Four modern diner chefs compete to transform the baskets into blue plate specials worthy of $10,000. Their appetizers include a classic sandwich, and they have to get creative with a deep-fried snack in the entree round.
Chefs in a Pickle
The chefs have to include pickles in every dish, starting with brine and Brussels sprouts in the first round. They get flank steak in the second round and are surprised by pickles with peanut butter in the dessert basket.
In the first basket, raw fish appears in an unusual form while a wonder drink and beautiful peppers must grace the entree plates. But will a hefty salt block ruin the chefs' chances of success in the dessert round?
The chefs make stuffed morsels of dough inspired by any part of the world, including dessert dumplings that must marry spicy chips with tropical fruit.
Latin Cuisine Dream
The competitors receive baskets packed with favorite Latin American foods and must use soup and dough in the first round. Then, the chefs must figure out how to use a cookie and a can of beans in the entree round.
Jump for Bok Choy
An Argentinian meat is one of the appetizer surprises. In round two, the basket holds a favorite seafood selection and bok choy. Finally, tofu and a take on cheesecake keep the finalists on their toes in the dessert round.
Star Power: Web Stars!
Web stars kick off the first round of a tournament for a shot at winning $50,000 for charity. Dealing with duck could be the stars' biggest obstacle in the entree round, and a frozen Japanese dessert challenges the final two.
Star Power: Culinary Muscle!
In the second preliminary competition of Chopped's Star Power Tournament, four star athletes -- Dorothy Hamill, Paige VanZant, LaMarr Woodley and Mariel Zagunis -- battle it out in the kitchen.
Star Power: The Last Laugh!
Four funny actors -- Illeana Douglas, Ron Funches, Jonathan Sadowski and Julie White -- engage in a rowdy display of cooking improv in the third competition of Chopped's Star Power tournament.
Star Power: Screen Sensations!
Four famous stars of film and TV -- Rick Fox, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Alysia Reiner and Alan Thicke -- light up the fourth and final preliminary competition of Chopped's Star Power tournament.
Star Power: Grand Finale
Four celebrity champions return to the Chopped kitchen for a chance to win $50,000 for their favorite charity in the grand finale of the Star Power tournament.
Best Laid Pans
A big setback leaves one chef unsure whether an appetizer will come together on time. Savory pie and a fresh Italian cheese meet on the chefs' entree plates. Then, peppers and pears pair up in an exciting dessert round.
The Newlywed Game
Four newlywed couples compete as teams, starting with shellfish in the appetizer round and a time-consuming legume in round two. And will making desserts with the loves of their lives be as sweet as can be, or a Chopped nightmare?
An Ugly Turn
The chefs are encouraged to embrace beautiful imperfections as they work with so-called ugly ingredients. Basket items include often-discarded seafood, misshapen veggies and a perilous-looking fish.
Famous Food Network cooks Ted Allen, Jeff Mauro, Jet Tila and Chris Santos compete with their moms. The mother-son teams strive to carefully crack quail eggs, cook a large fish and find sweet ways to use blood oranges and walnuts.
The chefs give the grill pans a major workout in this special competition. They start with sausage appetizers and face a diminutive veggie in the entree basket. The finalists grill desserts featuring marshmallows and nuts.
The chefs are faced with a spud of some kind in every basket, starting with two potatoes for their appetizers. Then, the entree round gets wild as chili fries end up in a blender and a whole potato finds its way to the deep fryer.
Four fathers join forces with their kids to make their families proud with collaborative dishes. A cookie in the first basket gets a laugh, but the salmon in the entree basket creates problems for the duos.
Got Your Goat?
The chefs take on seafood and boozy veggies in the first round, goat chops in the second round and then finish off with cheese and vegetables in the dessert round.
Snap Pea to It!
The chefs make lamb appetizers that include a trendy toast in the first round, while poultry and snap peas are part of the round two challenge. Then they do their best with fruits and a fermented beverage in the dessert round.
Bangin' Backyard Cookout
The chefs imagine they're making a memorable meal for a backyard party. Burger fixings, minus the beef, force the competitors to get creative in the entree round. Then, a clever centerpiece meets a crunchy snack for dessert.
Four bold female bakers rise to the challenge and try to clinch a $10,000 victory. Challenges include working with flatbread dough, a strong-tasting melon and a final pastry round with marshmallow fluff and lemon balm.
Alton's Challenge, Part 1
Four bold chefs enter the Chopped Kitchen to face Alton Brown's challenge for a chance to win $50,000. Alton demonstrates the science behind smoking foods, and the chefs are encouraged to infuse every dish with smoky flavor.
Alton's Challenge, Part 2
Dehydration is the theme for the second battle in Alton's Challenge series. The chefs must make quick use of instant mashed potatoes and scramble to make dehydrated eggs work in a diabolical dessert basket challenge.
Alton's Challenge, Part 3
The chefs face Alton's molecular gastronomy challenge where they make transparent ravioli, use a modernist method to cook lamb and get perplexed by a cake that looks and tastes like water.
Alton's Challenge, Part 4
For the fourth battle of Alton's Challenge, Alton Brown demonstrates the mad science of champagne, and the competitors embrace a fermentation theme. A strange, stringy Japanese specialty is the talk of the entree round.
Alton's Challenge, Grand Finale
Four challenge champions return to face the ultimate in brainy, zany baskets from Alton Brown that include small fish, strange condiments, oddly presented proteins and a jar of something stinky.
The chefs must create appetizers in just 20 minutes from clams and a sweet dried fruit, an entree featuring squid ink and a strong-flavored candy, then a dessert pie made of beans and an alcoholic drink.
Chefs battle it out in challenges that involve gorgeous crustaceans, a speedy clock, expensive mushrooms and apple desserts.
Food Truck Luck
Food truck chefs cause a traffic jam at the fryer as they attempt to work with two proteins in the appetizer round. Then, the final two chefs face dessert nachos in the last basket.
Waffles for the Win
The competitors prove waffles are no longer just for breakfast by using them in each and every round.
The chefs find their baskets filled with enticing and soul-searching comfort foods. A homey protein and beautiful tomatoes are in the mix in the entree round, and a nostalgic cookie meets a dairy delight in the dessert basket.
The Beets Go On
The chefs try to figure out the best plan for including a Persian hot dog stew in their appetizers. Then, the entrees must include a prized seafood and floral component. And the final basket contains beets and a classic dessert.
The chefs are sure to be spooked by the creepy surprises in their Halloween baskets. A frightening ingredient stares back at the chefs in the entree round and the final two chefs scare up creative desserts.
Feel the Burn
The competition heats up as the chefs make the most of the fiery ingredients in their baskets, from a spicy piece of poultry to a hot raw root that proves peppers aren't the only way to spice up a dish.
Chefs face strange versions of common ingredients like black garlic and coconut vinegar in the appetizer round. Then judges expect compelling flavor combinations in alligator entrees, and a Peruvian fruit is in the dessert basket.
The chefs step into the kitchen to face challenges that include fresh Mediterranean foods, prickly greens, meaty fish, the ice cream machine and deep fryer.
The chefs are expected to deliver three courses of flaky, perfect pies that include ingredients such as gummies, sausage, kale and candied ginger.
An Iron Chef Thanksgiving
Iron Chefs Marc Forgione, Jose Garces and Alex Guarnaschelli judge four Chopped Champions as they create an incredible Thanksgiving feast. The champs work with turkey in multiple forms, an epic sandwich and a sweet casserole.
The chefs get a jolt of energy in the first basket in the form of ground espresso, and they have to work with sweetbreads in round two. A brightly colored sugary snack must be balanced with black molasses in the dessert round.
The chefs cook with ingredients that are bizarre even by Chopped standards. Their baskets include slimy, strangely shaped items, garlic ice cream and a shocking dessert ingredient that is wilder than it appears.
Chopped Grand Holiday
Four of Chopped's biggest winners compete for charity in a variety of festive challenges that include hardboiled eggs, a deckle of beef, honey and chocolate.
The chefs attempt flavorful appetizers using Southern grits in the first round, discover an ingredient similar to grits in the second basket, and face something blue and something boiled in the dessert round.
Cheers to a fabulous first -- a Chopped cocktail party! The chefs are preparing small plates as well as creative drinks in every round of this special competition.
Amped for Ramps
The chefs compete in challenges that include a prized member of the onion family in the first round, an organ meat in basket two and popcorn-flavored candy in the dessert round.
Mardi Gras Goals
Four New Orleans chefs prepare for culinary revelry in a Mardi Gras competition with challenges involving perennial NOLA favorites.
Dim Sum Yum
The chefs must combine bubblegum-flavored candy with hot and sour soup in the first round, work with Cantonese dim sum in the entree round then finish up with an extraordinary canned ingredient.
Better Duck Next Time
Luck is not on the competitors' side as they open the first basket to find not duck breast, but a more formidable foe: duck tongue. For the last two chefs battling in the dessert round, a peachy final basket is anything but easy.
Gold Medal Games: Frying
Four famous fry masters compete to move on to the $50,000 Gold Medal Games finale. The first basket is packed with a fair treat and a gamey meat, and the remaining competitors must roll with matcha powder in the dessert basket.
Gold Medal Games: Grilling
Four renowned chefs battle to prove that grilling is a "sport" worth cheering for, but only one can advance to the $50,000 Grand Finale. An uncooked pastry and a bone-in steak challenge the chefs in the appetizer round.
Gold Medal Games: Fast!
Four chefs who are speed demons in the kitchen are shocked to learn that every round is 5 minutes shorter than usual. They're burdened by some tedious prep work in round one as they battle for a spot in the $50,000 Grand Finale.
Gold Medal Games: Baking
Four chefs famous for baking compete in the Chopped Gold Medal Games. They face a grocery store breakfast dough and a cut of lamb in round one and a second dough and nostalgic spaghetti product in round two.
Gold Medal Games: Grand Finale
The Gold Medal Games champs return for a shot at the $50,000 prize. Their culinary skills are pushed to the limit with something grilled, something frightening, Indian snack food far far and champagne in an unusual form.
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!
The pastry expert competitors are making candy, cake and ice cream in this all-desserts challenge. They face three rounds of chocolate, but an unwelcome, squirmy invader in the first basket dampens their enthusiasm.
The Light Stuff
Four fit chefs take on the challenge to cook creative, healthy dishes that are big on flavor. They get a faux noodle and a fish fillet in round one, and the second round revolves around a diet drink and a protein-packed snack box.
The chefs find that every basket contains at least one indulgent ingredient. A savory cake is the showstopper in the entree round, and a puzzling dessert basket reveals something gummy and something over-the-top yummy.
Pork on the Brain
Everyone goes hog wild in the Chopped Kitchen as the chefs take on a pork-themed competition. A cut of heritage-breed pork is paired with a questionable canned product in the entree round, sending the chefs in creative directions.
The judges are astonished when one chef takes an unusual approach with the fish from the entree basket that also includes caul fat. The final two chefs attempt to make scrumptious desserts with Swedish syrup and a classic cookie.
You've Been Canned
A canned product threatens to throw the competitors off their game and leaves one chef in an unusual predicament.
The competitors are treated to high-end, top-dollar ingredients as they cook for new judge Martha Stewart.
Luck of the Irish
The chefs have the good fortune of getting treats from Ireland in every basket from an iconic stout and an Irish delicacy to a favorite Irish ice cream treat.
Wild Game Plan
The competitors work with game meat in every round, starting with wild boar in the first basket. Then two wild proteins make for a crowded entree basket and Black Forest cake is a woody treat in the dessert round.
A Frog Leg Up
When they see frog legs in the second basket, the judges don't leap to any conclusions about how the entrees will turn out. Challenging textures in the dessert basket jeopardize the last two chefs' chances for perfect plates.
The chefs get revved up for a sensational sandwich battle featuring colorful potatoes, a hybrid bird and a sweet-and-salty dessert challenge.
The competitors are called upon to rescue foods that would normally be thrown out in a special leftovers competition. Half of a sandwich and a bottle of sweet liquid are two of the leftover surprises in the second basket.
Hush Puppy Love
Hush puppies and black-eyed peas, y'all! Southern classics are in the first basket, while something fried and something sweet meet in basket two. And fruity, creamy, doughy desserts are the result of a busy final round.
In the first round, the chefs find a classic Asian food in an innovative form and some lovely plums. A tough cut of meat and a container full of an unusual mayonnaise product test the chefs' creativity in Round Two.
Surf and Turf
The chefs are asked to make a special-occasion meal, starting with appetizers that include a rare prized crustacean. In the entree basket, they encounter more exquisite ingredients from land and sea -- plus a sweet curveball.
Four chefs layer flavors in perfect, trendy bowls under the watchful eye of judge Martha Stewart. For the first round, Martha brings a surprise from her garden. Dessert bowls are made from an Italian syrup and a candied treat.
The chefs try to impress judge Martha Stewart with their doughnut dishes. A box of doughnuts and a condiment challenge the competitors in the first round. A wild doughnut creation is the centerpiece of the entree round.
The chefs are excited to find a small plates theme in effect for their competition, while the judges -- including Martha Stewart -- are expecting modern, creative dining experiences in every round.
Judge Martha Stewart tastes a corn dog for the very first time in the appetizer round. An exciting second round has the chefs working with lamb and pie, and an unusual coffee drink brings some distinct flavors to the final round.
Room for 'Shrooms
The Chopped chefs get swept up in mushroom mania. In Round One, the competitors try to make a great first impression on judge Martha Stewart with an unusual cocktail and an intensely flavored protein.
Fire It Up!
Firefighter cooks take over the Chopped stoves in this special competition, proving that they're cool under pressure and thrive when the heat is on! The dessert basket reveals a flaming surprise for the two finalists.
The chefs prepare a meal of magnificent beach bites for the judges. A variety of seafood and a flotilla of edible boats kick things off in the appetizer basket, and a beach-themed surprise makes an appearance in the entree basket.
Grill Masters: Kansas City
Regional rivals from the Kansas City barbecue world compete for a spot in the Grill Masters grand finale. They start off with double cut pork chops in the appetizer round and are surprised by something bubbly in the second basket.
Grill Masters: North Carolina
Regional rivals deeply devoted to North Carolina-style barbecue battle for a spot in the Grill Masters finale. The pork-loving pitmasters face fish in the first basket, and the dessert round features Southern favorites.
Grill Masters: Memphis
Chefs who live and breathe Memphis-style barbecue compete for a spot in the Grill Masters finale. The competitors are stunned to see a gigantic sandwich in the second basket, and peaches in the dessert basket seem like a gift.
Grill Masters: Texas
Four barbecue pitmasters compete to be the Lone Star State representative in the Grill Masters grand finale. A state fair treat shows up in the second basket, and the final basket holds Texas-inspired ingredients.
Grill Masters: Finale Showdown
Grill Masters champs represent their regional styles -- Texas, Memphis, North Carolina and Kansas City -- in the grand finale with $50,000 on the line.
Whiz Kid Cooks
Four young competitors prove they're forces to be reckoned with by finding creative ways to use ground chicken in the first round, combining fries and cauliflower in the second and finding fermented beverages in the final round.
Under the Cuban Sun
Four chefs with personal connections to Cuba cook with a variety of Cuban foods. Butchering a whole fish gives one chef a lot of trouble in round one, and a jarred version of a favorite Cuban sauce appears in the entree basket.
The competitors bring their best to the kitchen to impress Martha Stewart. In the appetizer round, they take on beef Wellington and an iconic canned meat. In the entree round, they use one of Martha's favorite ingredients.
Tacos and Tequila
It's fiesta time and the chefs are taking on tacos and tequila-themed baskets.
Martha Stewart is thrilled to celebrate her favorite holiday, Halloween, as a judge in the Chopped kitchen. All manner of frightening fun is found in the first basket, including a scary sight in a martini glass and macaroni and cheese in a clever package.
Chopped Champs Throwdown: Battle 1
Four Chopped champions are back in pursuit of $50,000. The appetizer round is as exciting as they come, and a fire extinguisher is used for the first time in Chopped history. The dessert basket gets a "wow" from everyone.
Chopped Champs Throwdown: Battle 2
Four Chopped champs come back fiercer than ever and create wildly different appetizers from a basket that includes black garlic. A novelty candy in the second basket requires a hammer and some culinary imagination.
Chopped Champs Throwdown: Battle 3
The judges grapple with how to chop champions when four talented winners return to the Chopped Kitchen. The chefs face a delicacy from the sea, a plain vanilla treat and a giant, chocolaty surprise.
Chopped Champs Throwdown: Battle 4
Chopped champs compete for a chance to make it to the grand finale to fight for $50,000. Red snapper in the entree basket must be filleted in a snap, and pastries and pops in the dessert basket challenge the remaining competitors.
Chopped Champs Throwdown: Finale
Four repeat champs are back for the chance to win $50,000. The first basket has a seafood delicacy that requires thoughtfulness, and the two remaining chefs face off in a dessert round with a basket that is fittingly difficult.
For the first time ever, host Ted Allen and his sister -- plus three judges and their siblings -- crowd the kitchen for a wild Thanksgiving competition!
Thanksgiving Pie, Oh My!
The chefs face three Thanksgiving-themed baskets with challenges involving Turkey Day essentials -- side dishes, turkey and pies.
Tea Eggs and Sympathy
The appetizer round has the chefs wondering what exactly a Chinese tea egg is, and pizza in a strange format and an uncommonly eaten piece of pork appear in the entree basket. A big, stinky fruit is the talk of the dessert round.
Holly Jolly Grandmas
Four grandmas give the judges a holiday dining experience to remember with candy canes in the first round, a gilded surprise in the second and holiday cookies in the final basket.
Four chefs who didn't make it in high-stakes tournaments return for redemption with challenges that involve goat chops, breakfast cereal and a cookie behemoth.
The chefs get breakfast foods in every basket and are asked to stretch the most important meal of the day into three courses. They even get to work with farm fresh eggs direct from the chicken coops of judge Martha Stewart.
Rocky Mountain Masters
Will the chefs know how to turn Rocky Mountain oysters into a tasty appetizer? A soda shop treat is a sweet hurdle for the entree-round competitors, and the finalists find a jackfruit in the Round Three dessert box.
Bartenders who love to cook compete in this special competition. An outrageous cocktail is the centerpiece of a fun first basket, and in the entree round, a potato dish prompts two contenders to grab more spuds from the pantry.
Nourish and Flourish
The chefs have to make tasty and healthy dishes with ingredients that heal. A little fish packed with nutrients is the star of the appetizer basket, and the finalists in the dessert round make plates that include nuts and berries.
Chefs face an adrenaline-packed competition that includes a prized surprise, a shocking salad and an extraordinarily tough dessert basket.
It's a Sibling Thing
Talented kid cooks prove culinary skills run in the family as they team up with their brothers and sisters in an impressive show of cooperation in the Chopped Kitchen.
Four chefs cook a game-day feast using a whimsical dish that looks like nachos -- but isn't -- in the first round, drumsticks in the second and a dessert basket that includes a fusion snack and a hybrid beverage.
Three Cheers for Chocolate!
In the first round of this all-desserts battle, the chefs must work with dark chocolate, a prized fruit and a salty snack. The second round is a celebration of judge Martha Stewart's favorite variety of chocolate, milk chocolate.