Season 1, Episode 1

Ultimate Recipe Showdown: Chicken

Food Network searched for the Ultimate Chicken Recipe. After a nationwide recipe contest, nine finalists competed in three rounds: Fried Chicken, Soups and Stews, and Whole Roasted. A panel of food experts determined whose chicken dish was the best. See who walks away the winner of $25,000!


COMPETITORS:
Chicken (Fried)

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Michelle Anderson
Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Tenders with Cucumber Slaw
Occupation: Local Food Column Writer
Hometown: Eagle, Idaho


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Jenni Deylius
Recipe: Where's the Beach? Chicken Katsu
Occupation: Satellite Systems Engineer
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.


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Eboni Williams -- Winner!
Recipe: Chicken Wings w/ Pomegranate & Mango BBQ Sauce
Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom/Writer
Hometown: Damascus, Md.

Chicken (Soups/Stews)

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Lauren Wyler -- Winner!
Recipe: Chicken Tasso & Andouille Gumbo
Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom
Hometown: San Marcos, Calif.


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Rita Linda
Recipe: Rita's Family Matzo Ball Noodle Soup
Occupation: Operates an online clock business
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.


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Miriam Chaiken
Recipe: African Ground Nut Stew
Occupation: Anthropologist
Hometown: Penn Run, Pa.

Chicken (Whole)


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Amparo Alam -- CHICKEN GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
Recipe: Roasted Chicken with Yucca Root
Occupation: Works in bakery
Hometown: Syracuse, Utah


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Steven Payne
Recipe: St. Nino's Chicken
Occupation: Student
Hometown: College Station, Texas


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Catherine Wilkinson
Recipe: Roasted Pineapple Chicken with Cilantro Cream Sauce
Occupation: Assists husband with his business
Hometown: Dewey, Ariz.

 

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Recipes From This Episode

Rita's Family Matzo Ball Noodle Soup

Rotisserie Chicken, with Fried Yucca Root

Chicken, Tasso and Andouille Gumbo

Roasted Pineapple Ginger Chicken with Cilantro Cream Sauce (Marine Corp Style)

Battered Chicken Wings with Pomegranate and Mango Barbecue Sauce

Where's the Beach? Chicken Katsu

Kickin' Chipotle Fried Chicken Tenders with Cool Cucumber Slaw

African Ground Nut Stew

St. Nino's Chicken

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