One of my favorite things about this dish is its saltiness. I love a good salty chicken and rice meal. If you wish to remove some salt from the dish, use low-sodium chicken broth or even replace it with an equal amount of water.
A can of cream of mushroom soup will easily and deliciously replace the cream of chicken soup.
Replace the mushrooms and celery with fresh green beans and sliced carrots for a different flavor!
The chicken thighs can be replaced with boneless chicken breasts.
Because of the high salt content in this recipe, I don’t include salt and pepper. If you want to add them, wait until the dish is cooked and add as needed.