Alice Springs Chicken is an Outback Steakhouse Favorite. It features a meaty chicken breast, honey mustard sauce, and a pile of sauteed onions, mushrooms and bacon on top. Smother all that in cheese and you’ve got a meaty meal that’s packed with flavor. But you can make this dish so easily at home! This Copycat Alice Springs Chicken is an exact replica of what you’ll get at the Outback Steakhouse, so why buy it?

Three pieces of Copycat Alice Springs Chicken on a white rectangular plate.

This Copycat Alice Springs Chicken recipe is so simple to make, and there aren’t even that many steps involved. I usually make the sauce ahead of time, and save any extra for dunking later. We usually end up using most of the sauce – it’s just that good!

I also crisp the bacon ahead of time, and sometimes I even cheat and use the pre-cooked bacon. 

After that, this recipe is a cinch to make! Brown the chicken in the pan, finish baking it in the oven, smother it with sauce and toppings, then melt the cheese and serve! Dinner is ready!

Three pieces of Copycat Alice Springs Chicken served on a white plate.

What You’ll Love About Alice Springs Chicken

  • It’s packed with flavor and is much less expensive to make at home.
  • Sometimes I use a whole breast per person, or if they’re big, I cut them in half, horizontally.
  • Alice Springs Chicken is perfect for family dinners or entertaining guests.
  • You can add as many toppings as you like to really make it a stand-out dish!

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Grainy Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Garlic Salt

For the chicken

  • Chicken breast
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooked bacon – About 2 slices per breast.
  • Colby Jack cheese – Shredded.
  • Mushrooms – Sliced.
  • Green onion – Sliced.

How To Make Alice Springs Chicken

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 ℉.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, grainy Dijon mustard, and honey in a small bowl. Mix well until smooth and set aside.
  3. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Transfer the chicken breasts to a baking sheet and pop them in your preheated 375 ℉ oven to finish cooking them.
  5. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they are tender and browned, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the cooked chicken breasts from the oven. Top each breast with a generous amount of the honey mustard sauce, 2 slices of cooked bacon, followed by the cooked mushrooms.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded Colby Jack cheese evenly over the chicken breasts.
  8. Put the chicken on the baking sheet under the broiler for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  9. Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle the sliced green onions on top before serving.

Step-By-Step Process

Heather’s Tried-And-True Tips

  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure your chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F for the best results
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking to keep it juicy
  • Serve the extra sauce for dipping.
  • Try using a mix of cheeses for a different flavor profile
  • For a smoky twist, grill the chicken breasts before assembling the dish

Recommended

Make It A Meal

Alice Springs Chicken is versatile and pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides. Consider serving it with a fresh garden salad, steamed vegetables, or buttery mashed potatoes. For a heartier meal, garlic bread or a side of rice can be great additions. Don’t forget a refreshing beverage to complete your dining experience.

A Copycat Alice Springs Chicken served on a black round plate with fork and knife on the side.

Storage

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Three pieces of Copycat Alice Springs Chicken on a white rectangular plate.

Copycat Alice Springs Chicken

Heather S.
Who can resist this dish? This is an Outback Steakhouse copycat Alice Springs Chicken recipe featuring chicken, bacon, mushrooms, cheese, and an irresistible sauce!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 799 kcal

Ingredients
  

for the sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

for the chicken

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 slices cooked bacon About 2 slices per breast.
  • 8 ounces Colby Jack cheese shredded
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ cup green onion sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 ℉.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, grainy Dijon mustard, and honey in a small bowl. Mix well until smooth and set aside.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Transfer the chicken breasts to a baking sheet and pop them in your preheated 375-F oven to finish cooking them.
  • Meanwhile, in the same skillet, add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they are tender and browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the cooked chicken breasts from the oven. Top each breast with a generous amount of the honey mustard sauce, 2 slices of cooked bacon, followed by the cooked mushrooms.
  • Sprinkle the shredded Colby Jack cheese evenly over the chicken breasts.
  • Put the chicken on the baking sheet under the broiler for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle the sliced green onions on top before serving.

Notes

Heather’s Tried-And-True Tips

  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure your chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F for the best results
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking to keep it juicy
  • Serve the extra sauce for dipping.
  • Try using a mix of cheeses for a different flavor profile
  • For a smoky twist, grill the chicken breasts before assembling the dish

Nutrition

Serving: 1breastCalories: 799kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 58gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 1696mgPotassium: 1012mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 709IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 416mgIron: 2mg
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