Chopped Episodes

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Chopped Season 20 episodes

Pesto Chango Season 20, Episode 13

Pesto sauce and chicken are the mandatory appetizer ingredients; the chefs are forced to get creative when spirulina chips appear in the entrée baskets; and a treat from Kazakhstan helps make the dessert round interesting. read more

Chopped Chops Season 20, Episode 12

Frog legs and fungi are found in the first basket; difficulties are encountered while making entrées using little beans and big pork chops; and cheese is incorporated into an ice cream. read more

Frankly Frantic Season 20, Episode 11

Appetizers are prepared using vegan franks and three other meatless ingredients; and one chef makes a strange decision about what to put in a blender during the entrée round. Finally, a green soda and a Russian sweet are combined when making desserts. read more

Haricot Flair Season 20, Episode 10

Four women compete to prepare tasty appetizers using banana blossoms. Later, a notoriously stinky ingredient is featured in entrée dishes; and dessert baskets hold a colorful surprise. read more

Offal Surprise Season 20, Episode 9

The chefs get creative with ramen in the appetizer round; and stress over an offal surprise when making entrées. Also: The dessert basket contains four ingredients, including a New England treat. read more

Big Hitters Season 20, Episode 8

A battle featuring chefs from baseball stadiums finds the competitors cooking with Italian sausage, flank steak and blueberries. read more

Fig Out Season 20, Episode 7

Two fishy ingredients are used in the appetizer round. Later, entrées are made with spiny leaves and beef kidneys; and a collision in the kitchen occurs when the two finalists rush to make desserts from figs and lemon verbena. read more

Short and Sweetbreads Season 20, Episode 6

Sweetbreads and a strong spice blend show up in the first two rounds. For dessert, the final two chefs serve dishes that are chocolaty, salty and fruity. read more

Swai Not? Season 20, Episode 5

Falafel mix and date paste are among the mandatory ingredients in the appetizer round. Also: A fish proves puzzling for the competing chefs; and there is hesitation about transforming a cookie. read more

Salt Pearls of Wisdom Season 20, Episode 4

Appetizers are made with shrimp and chickpeas; entrée ingredients include baklava and salt pearls; and dessert dishes feature booze and cashews. read more

G'day, Chefs! Season 20, Episode 3

Basket contents have an Australian theme, beginning with lamb ribs and a very alcoholic beverage in Round 1. Also: The chefs serve emu entrées to the judges; and one finalist makes a mistake when using the ice-cream machine for dessert. read more

Leftovers Rescue Mission Season 20, Episode 2

All of the baskets contain leftovers. Included: The chefs must transform the contents of restaurant-takeout containers; use packets of hot sauce in their entrées; and make bacon-centric desserts. read more

Dread and Breakfast Season 20, Episode 1

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are made by the competing chefs, who must prepare a morning meal from coffee cake and cream-filled chocolate eggs. Round 2 features fish dishes, and an emergency situation. read more

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Premiered: January 13, 2009, on Food Network
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Four up-and-coming chefs transform everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal in a three-round cooking competition. A panel of culinary experts determine which 'chef-testant' walks away with $10,000.

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