Chicken, or Something Like It — Alton’s After-Show

by in Shows, April 20th, 2014

Chicken has a storied past on Cutthroat Kitchen: Just last season when Giada De Laurentiis stopped by for a special episode, one rival was gifted a whole chicken in a can, which she was forced to turn into chicken and waffles for the guest judge. And on tonight’s all-new episode, subpar chicken — or something like it — once again appeared on the auction table, this time during a General Tso’s Chicken challenge. After being gifted a sabotage of MREs, which Alton deemed “meals ready to eat,” one chef was forced to pick through the innards of such prepared and packaged dishes as “a chicken stew [and] a chicken fajita,” according to Alton.

For Antonia, these products were “mushy,” and on the host’s After-Show, Alton told her with a smile, “It’s the best kind of sick that you could possibly imagine.” It turns out, however, that for the competitor who worked with this sabotage, the inferior meat wasn’t a hindrance at all. “She really didn’t have any choice but to make a fritter,” Alton explained to Antonia. “And it looked just like General Tso’s chicken.”

Click the play button on the video above to see the MREs up close, and hear more from Antonia and Alton.

Tune in to a brand-new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen on Sunday at 10|9c.

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Comments (10)

  1. Jan says:

    I like the show of cutthroat kitchen, but I did not think the carrot cake winner should have won. She cheated, she knew her kitchen things would be taken away, she started shredding her carrots for the cake and she was able to keep them all. If she would not have been able to shred the carrots and not being able to cut them, she would have lost. I think they should give the chef Michael another chance.

    • Nina says:

      I complete agree with that . Matthew shouldve won , he made a better cake according to the chef but i guess that doesnt matter.

  2. guest says:

    don't get caught having the most money at the end or you will lose for sure lolol

  3. guest says:

    michael must be a genius, his opponent only had 1300 or 1600 bucks, he bid 2000.00 lolol may i say …. never mind

  4. Chris says:

    It also seemed that Michael was deprived an additional challenge in the final round. Was he set up to lose? It appears the network would rather pay $1300 than $15,000. Only one bid item in a round? Smells fishy.

    • Tim says:

      And only one item to bid on!!!!! Now that I see that the show cheated, I will no longer watch the show!!!!

      • Tim says:

        One more thing, I have lost all respect for Alton after this show. If he had any since of pride he would not have let this show air!!!!

  5. Stan says:

    So when are when are we going to see an episode where the judges play the competition?

  6. Kmrmom42 says:

    My biggest problem with the episode featuring 'General Tso's' chicken was that not one person pronounced it correctly! It is supposed to be pronounced Ts-O (long o), the ts sounding like the end of the word hats or cats. Not tow or sow (both sounding like cow). I was surprised that Alton Brown didn't check this out first?

  7. Wow!I really loved reading your blog. It was very well written and simple to understand. Unlike additional blogs I have read.

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