A look back at some of the most bizarre baskets, wildest mishaps and most creative cooking moments from America's most pressure-packed cooking competition.
In the appetizer round, the chefs find blood sausages in the basket; then, they come up with plans for a basket that includes a caramelized pudding and a pork product; finally, the dessert basket results in some decadent dishes.
The chefs are challenged to create light dishes from baskets full of nutritious surprises; the competitors must make tasty fish dishes that includes an alternative carbohydrate; a grain and a green noodle are part of the culinary puzzle.
Four chefs are challenged with creating the kind of brunch worth lingering over; booze and eggs are some of the surprises found in the first two baskets.
The chefs create dishes for the Chinese New Year; they create appetizers using one of Americans' favorite Chinese dishes; there's a giant fish in the basket for the entree round; the chefs must include an oversized cookie in their desserts.
Four fanatical tailgaters set out to prove that their passion for cooking is equal to their passion for their teams; the first basket contains a vegetarian patty; cheese and sausage are two of the mandatory ingredients in the second basket.
In the first round basket contains bacon alongside banana jam; round two has the chefs wondering what to do with a weird ice cream and some lovely greens.
It's food to get you in the mood, with aphrodisiacs in all of the baskets; oysters in the first basket; two alluring, pre-made desserts in the final basket seem like a head start but could be a trap.
Four former Chopped runners return; in the appetizer basket, a protein and some sweet jam; the second round features sugar and spice; cheesecake and garam masala in the entree round.
Caribbean cuisine is the focus; the judges are excited to taste four shrimp appetizers; some beautiful Caribbean ingredients in the second basket; sweet potato and rum in the final basket.
Truck stop chefs bring their own take on comfort food; in the first round, meatloaf mix and fennel; a purple veggie and a sweet drink are two of the ingredients in the second round; the final basket holds an apple pie.
The first basket holds a slimy surprise; the entree round has the judges eager to taste three Cornish hen dishes; a nostalgic treat in the dessert basket keeps the judges guessing.
Four college kids with serious cooking chops take over the Chopped Kitchen; chicken and tomato soup are featured in the appetizer basket; in the entree round, they must contend with a hot drink and a frozen side dish.