TODAY | April 01, 2014
>>> "today's" kitchen so you can cook with us. we're making the dish you selected.
>> giada de laurentiis is here with a fresh and simple idea for chicken using spring vegetables and underneath her clothes she is bone naked. you can make tonight's dinner.
>> the guys are talking about you, letting you know.
>> yeah, yeah, yeah. it is spring. april 1st . i decided to show up for work. awesome. so we have a pledge raff different spring vegetables. snap peas , different colored carrots, mushrooms. what i thought would be fun since your viewers wanted chick chick chicken , we're going to flavor the chicken . so thyme, parsley, a little garlic, pepper flakes.
>> one other thing, but we probably --
>> fennel seed. you take the chicken . instead of making a whole chicknd wchic chicken the way the guys wanted, which makes it more difficult.
>> they just want to watch you carve it up.
>> what i like to do is put the herbs underneath the skin. and it makes it look really pretty and also flavors it. makes it a wonderful aroma. you take the chicken after you did all that, and put it in the pan.
>> oil in the bottom there.
>> little oil. and for about five minutes you can brown it. okay? you get a nice sort of -- and this makes everything smell good. take the chicken , put it in there for me. do you cook at all?
>> every time.
>> not much. i like to cook once in a while , but --
>> thanksgiving is the only take she cooks.
>> blah, blah, blah.
>> that's the thing.
>> we're getting somewhere here, ladies. we're getting somewhere. anyway, you finish the chicken in the oven for 15 minutes . and then you make the sauce.
>> oh, lord.
>> oh, no. i'm stuck in the middle of this now. you take the carrots and the mushrooms and snap peas and you --
>> could you use anything you like?
>> you can use any vegetable you want.
>> thank you, giada .
>> anything. whatever you want .
>> her mother's stuffing is the best ever.
>> oh, my gosh.
>> you cook these down for a few minutes.
>> that's when it happens. mark this day on your calendar, people who go, when is it going to happen? today's the day.
>> and then what?
>> and you cook the vegetables down for another five minutes.
>> turn that down so you don't burn yourself.
>> like you care.
>> okay. we cook it down for another five minutes and kathie lee -- i think it is on high.
>> no, it is not.
>> are you sure?
>> it's off.
>> okay. you cook the veggies. the chicken is out of the oven like that and you just go like that. and, yes, any vegetables will do, kathie lee . it doesn't really matter.
>> people will wonder about that at home, giada . i care about the people at home.
>> that's right.
>> i know you do.
>> let me cut a piece for you. not as good as your mom's stuffing, but i'm sure it's delicious.
>> have a veggie.
>> here, try this.
>> no, thank you.
>> here, try it!
>> only because of giada .
>> because giada made it. anyhow, any veggies.
>> the spices --
>> all right, giada , you're the best.
>> you are.
>> you guys uncoupling or whatever that word is.
>> we're consciously uncoupling.