I had to make a couple of changes, and I'm glad I did, or this dish would be very bland. First, I boiled the chicken for about 15 minutes, the cut it into huge chunks and threw it into a hand blender. It made it into small shreds, but a nice uniform size, and took a lot less time than hand shredding the chicken - I'm not a fan of chunks. At the same time I put basmati rice into a rice cooker so both the chicken and rice were done at the same time. Then I used half a can of cream of chicken and half a can of cream of mushrooms, added a cup of mushrooms and a cup of chopped celery (which i sauteed while the rice and chicken were cooking) an extra 2 tablespoons of dill (I love the stuff) and 2 tablespoons of minced garlic. Also, this recipe needs about 1/2 cup of milk and some major salt and peppering. This recipe is really growing on me. The more I eat it the more I really like it. Even though the Ritz crackers heat up mushy in the microwave, it adds so much flavor I'm contemplating adding more. Plus I ate this at my desk today, and someone followed me back to my desk, by the SMELL!!!! Good stuff, thanks. Great make ahead and freeze or save for the rest of the week-type meal.
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I had to make a couple of changes, and I'm glad I did, or this dish would be very bland. ...