Chicken Spaghetti

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Ingredients for enough Chicken Spaghetti Sauce for between 1 and 1.5 pounds of pasta, depending on how “saucy” you want it:


1 large whole chicken (4 1/2 to 5 pounds), with bag inside cavity removed


1 jar (24-oz) marinara sauce (about 3 cups)


6 cups water or chicken broth


2 anchovy fillets


2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste


red chili flakes to taste




To finish the dish, for each person:


4 ounces spaghetti, cooked, drained (not rinsed!)


enough chicken spaghetti sauce and to please you


more grated cheese


1 tablespoon cold butter


1/4 cup thinly sliced basil leaves


salt and hot pepper to taste


at least 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino cheese


happy cooking.

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