Season 17 Episode 6

Count Your Chickens

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 24, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Brian Tsao is the executive chef at Liang's in Forest Hills, New York.
Janelle Reynolds is a caterer and personal chef with Large Catering and Private Chef Services in Austin, Texas.
David Catapano is a caterer with Romeo's Catering Service in Queens, New York.
Eric McCarthy is the executive chef at Tamarind Tribeca in New York, New York.
Appetizer Baskets:
Chicken Livers
Marrowfat Peas
Chicken Tenders
Chef Brian - Chicken Liver Fritter and Compressed Watermelon Salad
Chef Janelle - "Dirty Bird" Chicken Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette
Chef David - Chicken Tender Lettuce Wrap
Chef Eric - Chicken Samosa with Curried Watermelon
Chef Brian Tsao was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought his chicken was tough and his fritter was not seasoned well.
Entrée Baskets:
Chicken Legs
Chicken-Flavored Crackers
Napa Cabbage
Caramel-Flavored Liqueur
Chef Janelle -  Roasted Chicken with Chicken Cracker Sand
Chef David - Balsamic & Caramel Liqueur Glazed Chicken
Chef Eric - Chicken Glazed with Caramel Liqueur
Chef David Catapano was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges did not find that his risotto was cooked properly and took into account that his plate selection made the dish difficult to eat. 
Dessert Baskets:
Chicken Suckers
Chicken Fat
Farm Fresh Eggs
Chef Eric - Fruitcake and Chicken Fat Bebinca
Chef Janelle - Mascarpone and Goat Cheese Pudding
Chef Eric McCarthy was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges explained that there were errors throughout his meal, and that his Dessert was missing something.
Chef Janelle Reynolds won the $10,000 prize.