Lemon chicken is such a popular flavour combination and one I have used at length here on krumpli and this creamy lemon chicken pasta dish is another play on that idea and a really tasty one… Simply roasted chicken thighs really do have so much flavour, throwing in a load of lemon juice to create that whole citrus mojo juts adds another level of that flavour. I have no idea why but creamy sauces are pretty much a rarity for me on pasta, I have no idea why, I don’t dislike them, quite the opposite in fact I just seem to always seem to gravitate to darker sauces. This really should be on my table much more often because it is simply delicious and hose little flecks of chicken skin are pure magic.
I use anchovies to form a foundation in this lemon chicken pasta, they are an ingredient I sue a lot in surprising places, they are seriously not fishy… Quite the opposite actually they add a level of meatiness to a recipe that you can detect but can’t quite put your finger on, as far as I am concerned they are one of the most magical ingredients in the store cupboard, they get used in everything from the asparagus soup to these crispy roasted chicken drummers and a whole lot in between. If you have tried them on pizza and think you don’t like them then there is a whole world of cooking and flavour you are ignoring, seriously I am not being paid by the anchovy marketing board for this (although if you are reading this and want to slip me a few quid then we can talk), they truly are a superfood and I mean that in the best way possible, they are a food that enhances flavour in everything they tough!