Let's Name Our Chicken Phil is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 12.


Route Markers

The order of departure from the outskirts of Bingo are as follows:

  1. Azaria & Hendekea (7:58 am)
  2. TK & Rachel (8:12 am)
  3. Nathan & Jennifer (8:13 am)
  4. Kynt & Vyxsin (8:14 am)
  5. Ron & Christina (8:15 am)
  6. Nicolas & Donald (8:16 am)
  7. Shana & Jennifer (8:38 am)
  8. Lorena & Jason (10:07 am)

Teams must travel a marked path to find the village chief. Then, they would have to accept a gift of a chicken from him, which they must take with them throughout the leg to the Pit Stop.

Teams must travel by taxi to the town of Bouda-Pelegtanga to search for their next clue.

Choice A: Shake Your Pan
Teams would have to use traditional methods to pan for one ounce of gold. Once done, they can trade their gold, at a nearby tent, for their next clue.

Nicolas & Donald and TK & Rachel chose this task.

Choice B: Shake Your Booty
Teams have to learn a traditional local dance, along with the Winiama masked dancers, and then perform it in front of 3 local celebrity judges and a crowd of locals for their next clue. If they must also infuse some of their own dance moves, a lack of creativity or a bad performance would incur teams a 10-minute penalty until they receive their next clue.

Azaria & Hendekea, Kynt & Vyxsin, Lorena & Jason, Nathan & Jennifer, Ron & Christina, and Shana & Jennifer chose this task.

Teams must travel on foot to Pelegtanga Market to find their next clue.

At Pelegtanga Market, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team. Shana & Jennifer used the U-Turn on Lorena & Jason.

Since Lorena & Jason completed the Shake Your Booty Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Shake Your Pan Detour before continuing.

Teams must travel by taxi to Tampouy Goat Market in Ouagadougou to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to ride a bicycle and deliver a large amount of cumbersome goods, including a small goat. Teams had to deliver the items to a specific person stated in their clue at a nearby market to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Hotel de Ville to check in.

For coming in first, Azaria & Hendekea each won a Yamaha Motor Scooter.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
S12 AzariaHendekea
 1st place 
Azaria & Hendekea
S12 NathanJennifer
 2nd place 
Nathan & Jennifer
S12 RonChristina
 3rd place 
Ron & Christina
S12 NicolasDonald
 4th place 
Nicolas & Donald
S12 KyntVyxsin
 5th place 
Kynt & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
S12 ShanaJennifer
 6th place 
Shana & Jennifer
S12 TKRachel
 7th place 
TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
S12 LorenaJason
 8th place 
Lorena & Jason


  • This episode marks the first appearance and use of the U-Turn.
  • This episode's title is said by Shana, regarding the appearance of their chicken.


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