Sizzler Malibu Chicken (Copycat Recipe)

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This Sizzler Malibu Chicken copycat recipe tastes even better than the popular restaurant dish! You’ll love the fresh, crispy chicken and tangy mustard sauce.

Plate of Malibu Chicken and fresh cut green beans. Sauce on the side.

This Sizzler Malibu Chicken takes me right back to my childhood. Our dad would take us to Sizzler on special occasions, and this crisp chicken dinner is what we always ordered. As kids, it was a special treat to eat at Sizzler, however as adults it now takes us some convincing to go. I know now that the reason we loved Sizzler so much was because it was something special we shared with our father, not necessarily the food. So nowadays we make this fresh, yummy chicken dish and invite our dad over to our house. Best of both worlds!

Ingredients in Malibu Chicken

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – I like to create this recipe with large chicken breasts and my own breading but you can certainly grill the chicken as well. We have a Grilled Malibu Chicken Recipe that is scrumptious!
  • Breading:
    • Eggs – mix a large egg or two together with just a splash of water
    • Garlic cloves
    • Butter
    • Panko bread crumbs
    • Parmesan cheese
    • Parsley
    • Garlic powder and onion powder
    • Salt and pepper
  • Black Forest ham – add thin slices ham
  • Swiss cheese – you can add any kind of cheese you like but Swiss goes so well with the dish, especially when it gets all melty and delicious.
Ingredients to make Malibu Chicken including chicken breasts, egg yolks, Swiss cheese, black forrest ham, parmesan cheese, panko crumbs, butter, seasonings and garlic.

Ingredients in Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Yellow mustard
  • Honey
  • Pineapple – optional but a slice of pineapple on top of this chicken is delicious!
Ingredients to make Malibu Chicken Sauce including mayonnaise, honey, grey poupon and yellow mustard.

Putting It All Together

Making Malibu Chicken is easy! Simply bread the chicken by soaking the chicken pieces in an egg mixture and then pressing the chicken into a Panko bread crumb mixture. Bake the chicken until done (165-degrees F internal temp) then top each chicken piece with a slice of ham and a slice of cheese. Return to the oven until cheese is melted. Serve with Honey Mustard Sauce.

Dipping a piece of Malibu Chicken in sauce.

A Homemade Version of Sizzler Malibu Chicken

  • This version of the Sizzler Malibu Chicken is so delicious! For starters, we don’t use frozen chicken patties. It’s so easy to make your own breaded chicken with some Panko breadcrumbs, eggs and seasonings. Plus, this chicken is baked, not fried, so you can really keep the calories down with this recipe. It still comes out crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. Perfection!
  • The Creole mustard sauce is Emily’s creation that she uses for Cap’n Crunch Chicken. Sweet honey, spicy Dijon mustard yellow mustard and mayo gives this sauce a unique sweet flavor that tastes so much better than the plain mayo-mustard sauce that Sizzler uses. 
  • I like to use deli black forest ham, thinly sliced and purchased from my local meat counter. Any kind of ham will work great for this recipe.
  • Top this chicken dish with a slice or two (or three, who’s counting?) of tangy Swiss cheese. It melts slightly over the ham and chicken and tastes absolutely scrumptious!
  • Malibu chicken tastes so good the next day, sliced up on a bun for a sandwich. Just add some lettuce and tomatoes and slice the chicken into strips. So good!
Three pieces of Malibu chicken on a serving plate. Sauce on the side.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Malibu sauce made of?

Our Malibu sauce is made from combining mayonnaise, mustard, and honey.

What is the difference between Malibu Chicken and Chicken Cordon Bleu?

In Malibu chicken, the ingredients are stacked on one another. In a chicken corn bleu, the ham and cheese are rolled up in the chicken. Malibu chicken is usually served with a honey mustard sauce and chicken cordon bleu is usually served with a gravy or cream sauce.

How many carbs are in a serving of Malibu Chicken?

There are 50 carbs in a serving of Malibu chicken.

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How to Make Malibu Chicken

Three pieces of Malibu chicken on a serving plate. Sauce on the side.

Malibu Chicken

4.56 from 9 votes
This Sizzler Malibu Chicken copycat recipe tastes even better than the popular restaurant dish! You'll love the fresh, crispy chicken and tangy mustard sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Refrigeration 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • 9×13 inch pan


Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • In a small bowl, beat egg yolks with garlic. Place chicken and egg mixture in a large Ziploc bag, squeeze out all the air and seal tightly. Set aside until ready to use.
    Ziplock bag with chicken breasts, yolks and garlic.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter and pour into bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
    Baking dish with melted butter.
  • Mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    Mixing bowl of panko crumb mixture and seasonings. Wooden spoon on the side.
  • Dip marinated chicken in crumb mixture. Place coated chicken in baking dish, and pour remaining egg mixture over the top.
    Chicken breast in the bowl of panko mixture next to ziplock back of yolk chicken breasts.
  • Bake for 15 min on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
    Baking dish with baked Malibu Chicken.
  • Top each piece of chicken with ham and slice of Swiss cheese. Place back in the oven for about 5 min or until cheese is melted.
    Ham and Swiss cheese slices on top of baked chicken.
  • Remove from oven and serve with Honey Mustard Sauce.
    Dipping a piece of Malibu Chicken in sauce.

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • Mix the honey mustard sauce ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve.
    Mixing bowl of Malibu Chicken Sauce.


  • Malibu chicken tastes so good the next day, sliced up on a bun for a sandwich. Just add some lettuce and tomatoes and slice the chicken into strips. So good!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days. It is best to store the cooked chicken before adding the ham and cheese. If the cheese is added before storing, it will melt too quickly when reheating. Reheat chicken in an air fryer to 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees or until cooke through. 
  • Try this chicken dipped in homemade ranch dressing, Chicken Cordon Bleu Sauce, or hot honey.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1041kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 70gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 364mgSodium: 2859mgPotassium: 735mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1527IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 1021mgIron: 5mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this and used shake and bake chicken mixed with the Parmesan (no eggs) and did everything else exactly the same it was absolutely delicious and a lot easier to make lol!

    1. That is a great way to make it a little quicker! Thanks for sharing that. We will have to try it that way too!

    1. I’m sorry it turned out soggy for you! Did you use Panko bread crumbs and turn the chicken breasts over during the baking time? I’ve never had this problem.

  2. Here in OZ in the 90s all of us went to sizzler,I always ordered Malibu and habarchi chicken, it was the Malibu mustard and mayo sauce I couldn’t get enough of, make this sauce,mayo some honey if you want but just add American mustard until you get the right tang and flavor,use your favorite cheese and don’t skimp on the ham, some of the sauce recipes with a lot of Dijon are real tounge pickles ,just use pre crumbed chicken and it’s fine,but the dipping sauce makes it

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