Mushrooms are extremely good for you w/ lots of nutritional value (I know, I'm the only one who will eat 'em around here!). And, I might be wrong, BUT had Chris had one of the larger burners (and Jeremy not wasting her time on frying frickin bananas!), she may have had time to pull it off....or, at least cook the chicken a bit better. I wonder how long she was waiting for that burner...must have been a while to have been that obviously undercooked. (and, like someone else mentioned, pounding it thinner wouldn't have hurt)
If Chris had pounded it thinner and if she got to a larger burner....I am sorry but those are excuses. (This is not directed at anyone on this board, just my observations) We do not know why she got to the burner later than any of the others. She reminds of a person that allows people to walk over her.....she needs to stand up for herself and not let these idiots boss/push her around.
I thought Kim's dish looked OK, but I was surprised that beef won over fish when nutritional value was such an important factor. If they had calculated vitamins and protein, as well, I think Megan's dish would have won. That looked like a whole dinner, while Kim's looked more like an appetizer for two.
Chris does need to stand up for herself, but she needs to do it constructively. This "you hurt my feelings" business doesn't work; it only makes her look like a professional victim. That's why I wish she would pick her battles. She flubbed the cooking challenge--so what--just move on.
I'm not sure about the exact nutritional value of a portabello mushroom (I do find them delicious, btw - never met a mushroom I didn't like) but it couldn't have touched all the vegetables in Megan's dish. Bob Harper has always gone on and on about the value of having many colors on your plate, which Antone, Vinny & whatshername (sorry :teeth) must know. Also, portobellas are often used as a meat substitute, so I found the pairing a little odd.
I would have never have attempted Chris' chicken dish in the time allotted, but going by what I saw regarding her attitude about the challenge, I'd say she just didn't care and/or couldn't be bothered to put forth a winning effort. Same with Jeremy. He was just more obvious about it.
I think with all the venom spewed by a select group of contestants this season, we are not seeing how the others are relating to each other.My question will never be answered but I am curious as to how this group of idiots selected each other to become an alliance.