Big flavors meet big personalities as regional rivals from the thriving Kansas City barbecue world compete; the appetizer round holds double-cut pork chops; a bubbly surprise in the second basket prompts the chefs to bring the sweet to their entrees.
Four regional rivals deeply devoted to North Carolina-style barbecue battle it out in a thrilling, grilling heat; fish in the first basket threatens to throw the pork-loving pitmasters off their game; the entree round surprises the chefs with liver.
Four chefs who live and breathe Memphis-style barbecue compete; Tennessee tradition abounds in the first basket, which includes a creative take on a messy, shareable comfort food; a gigantic sandwich in the second basket stuns the chefs.
Four passionate grill masters from the Lone Star State compete in a fiery battle; a creepy, crawly, crunchy surprise challenges the chefs in the first round; the second round features a state fair treat and an iconic Texas meat.
Winners from the Kansas City, Memphis, North Carolina, and Texas heats return to compete for ultimate bragging rights; a smoky ingredient in the appetizer basket kicks things off; the last basket of the tournament is packed with sugary ingredients.
Kids who love to cook take over the Chopped Kitchen to prove they are forces to be reckoned with in the culinary world; the young competitors focus on finding creative ways to prepare ground chicken in Round 1.
Four chefs with personal connections to Cuba are treated to ingredient baskets filled with a variety of Cuban foods; in the appetizer round, butchering a whole fish gives one chef a whole lot of trouble.
The competitors bring their best to the kitchen to impress judge Martha Stewart; in the appetizer round, they face a modern take on beef Wellington and an iconic canned meat; one chef's ambitious plans force him to rush to beat the clock.
It's fiesta time and the chefs are taking on tacos and tequila-themed baskets; each competitor must make taco-inspired dishes that include a delicious delicacy in the blanco tequila-spiked first round.
Spooky fun is found in the first round, including a scary sight in a martini glass; witch's cauldron holds a green, savory surprise in the entree basket; it's demolition day at the haunted gingerbread house as the final two chefs make their desserts.
In pursuit of $50,000, four "Chopped" champions are back at the stoves with renewed ambition, seeking to be named the best of the best; a fire extinguisher is used for the first time in "Chopped" history.
Chefs create wildly different appetizers from a basket that includes black garlic; a novelty candy in the second basket requires a hammer; competing flavors in the dessert basket leave chefs with some decisions to make.
Four winners return to the kitchen for a shot at $50,000; in the first basket, the chefs face a delicacy from the sea; a fancy sauce and a plain vanilla treat await them in round two; a giant, chocolaty surprise stumps the chefs in the dessert round.
Four returning champions compete for a chance to make it to the grand finale; the chefs contend with a basket that includes tiny eggs and a Moroccan meat; red snapper must be filleted in a snap; pastries and pops challenge the remaining competitors.
Four repeat champions are back for the Chopped Champions Grand Finale; the appetizer basket challenges the chefs with a seafood delicacy; there's a shocker in the second basket; the two remaining chefs face off in a dessert round.