An easy recipe for Alice Springs Chicken, an Outback Steakhouse copycat recipe. Marinade chicken breast in honey mustard sauce, then top with mushrooms, bacon, and way too much cheese! So delicious.
With a name like Outback Steakhouse, you can guess what most people are going to order when they walk through the door: Steak.
But it’s always wise to have chicken on the menu, right? People are obsessed with their chicken. However, in steak vs. chicken battle at a steakhouse, chicken better have a plan.
Alice Springs Chicken has a plan, and it’s amazing.
What is Alice Spring’s Chicken?
Alice Springs Chicken is a chicken dish from Outback Steakhouse. They marinade chicken breast in honey-mustard sauce, then sauté it until tender.
(You’ll need an oven-proof skillet so you can finish the chicken in the oven.)
Finally, they smother the chicken in buttery mushrooms, crispy bacon, and so much melted cheese.
You get extra honey-mustard sauce on the side for dipping.
Why is it called Alice Spring Chicken?
This chicken recipe is named after Alice Springs in Australia, a large town in the Northern Territory. You can read about it on Wikipedia if you want to know more!
Alice Springs Chicken (Outback Copycat)
For the marinade:
- 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
For the chicken:
- 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 1 ½ pounds)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 slices cooked bacon chopped into 2-inch pieces
- 2 cups Colby Jack cheese shredded
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley for garnish, optional
To make the marinade:
- In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, honey, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Reserve ¼ cup sauce in a covered container and refrigerate until serving time.
- Meanwhile, place the chicken breast in a large plastic zipper-top bag. Pour in remaining sauce and turn in bag until evenly coated. Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.
To make the chicken:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat, heat butter until the foaming.
- Add mushrooms and sauté until they have released most of their liquid and have started to turn brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out skillet.
- To the same skillet, heat oil until shimmering. Add chicken (discarding any remaining marinade) in a single layer and do not move until a golden-brown crust forms, about 5 minutes.
- Flip each piece and continue to cook until the second side is browned, about 5 minutes longer.
- Divide the mushrooms evenly over the chicken. Top with bacon and cheese. Cover the skillet and place in the oven. Bake until the chicken reaches 165°F when tested with an internal thermometer at the thickest part, about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and garnish with parsley if desired. Serve with reserved sauce on the side for dipping.