Chefs must create appetizers in just 20 minutes from clams and a sweet dried fruit; squid ink and a strong-flavored candy in entree; a pie made of beans and an alcoholic drink made with sorbet are mystery basket ingredients for dessert.
The chefs get some gorgeous crustaceans and a fancy pasta in the first basket; making the most of an expensive mushroom in round two; one of the last two chefs runs into trouble while trying to make an apple dessert.
Chefs attempt to make outstanding appetizers with two proteins; in the entree basket, the chefs find a New England sandwich and a Mexican pepper; the final two food truck chefs left in the fight receive dessert nachos in the last basket.
First, the chefs bring some heat to their waffle appetizers by seasoning them with chiles de arbol; a thick Belgian waffle dough hits the irons in round two; waffles take the form of cookies in the dessert round.
The chefs carry the comfort food theme in round one, utilizing something starchy and something greasy; a homey protein and some beautiful tomatoes are used in the entree round; a nostalgic cookie meets a dairy delight in the dessert basket.
The chefs bake pre-made dough and try to figure out the best plan for including a Persian hot dog stew in their dishes; a prized seafood and a floral component; competitors discover beets and a classic French dessert in the final basket.
Creepy surprises and freaky finds for Halloween; special meat platter in round one; frightening ingredient is staring back at the chefs from the entree basket; the two finalists get hyped up on Halloween candy as they scare up some creative desserts.
In round one, a dip made with hot sauce and a spicy piece of poultry; hot raw root in the entree basket serves as proof that peppers aren't the only way to spice up a dish; spicy candy and a baby fruit in the dessert round.
Black garlic and coconut vinegar challenge the chefs in the appetizer round; the judges go on the hunt for compelling flavor combinations in the chefs' alligator entrees; a Peruvian fruit is the most unusual find in the dessert basket.
Fresh Mediterranean foods, including baby octopus in the first round; a prickly green and a meaty fish share the entree basket spotlight; the ice cream machine and the deep fryer come into play in a busy dessert round.
Sour gummies and sausage are part of the appetizer round pie; savory pies that must include baby kale; a dessert round with candied ginger in the basket.
Three Iron Chefs judge a Thanksgiving feast; appetizers include turkey in more than one form; another bird gets some love in the entree round; an epic sandwich and a sweet casserole are two of the ingredients.
Ground espresso in the first basket; sweetbreads are one of the sweet surprises that the competitors must work with in round two; a brightly-colored sugary snack must be balanced with black molasses in the dessert round.
Garlic ice cream is not the most startling discovery in the entree basket; the most shocking ingredient in the dessert basket doesn't seem so wild until you pop it in your mouth and get a jolt.
Four of Chopped's biggest winners return to share stories of their life-changing victories and -- in the spirit of the season -- play for a favorite charity.
The chefs get the Southern classic grits in the first basket and race to make appetizers that deliver on flavor, but one of the competitors has major difficulties in the final seconds of the round.
The chefs learn that they'll be preparing small plates as well as creative drinks in every round of this special competition.
The competitors find a prized member of the onion family in the first basket, ramps, a flavorful wild leek.
Baskets packed with perennial NOLA favorites, including po' boys in the appetizer round; the judges hope none of the competitors ruin the roux in the second basket; for desert, a traditional cake and a boozy coffee challenge the final two chefs.
The chefs must make bubblegum-flavored candy balance with hot-and-sour soup in their appetizer plates; classic Cantonese dim sum for an entree; the dessert round sees the chefs working with something out of the ordinary in a can plus a pink paste.