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Four pieces of Alice Springs Chicken in a cast iron skillet.
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4.98 from 49 votes

Our Version of Outback’s Alice Springs Chicken

Alice Springs Chicken is the first thing I tried at Outback Steakhouse and I fell in love. It's a yummy cheesy, bacon and mushroom delicious hot mess.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating time2 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Alice Springs Chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 716kcal
Author: Erica Walker


Honey Mustard Marinade:



  • Use an electric mixer to combine the mustard, honey, mayonnaise, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Whip the mixture for about 30 seconds. Place chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour in about 1/3 of the marinade. Seal the bag and press out as much air as you can and marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
    Marinade in a bowl to make Alice Springs Chicken.
  • Chill the remaining marinade until later. After the chicken has marinated, remove chicken from bag and discard the marinade that it has been soaking in. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and heat an ovenproof frying pan large enough to hold all four breasts and 1 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. (If you don't have an ovenproof frying pan, transfer the chicken to a baking dish).
    Chicken in a ziplock bag marinating for Alice Springs Chicken.
  • Sear the chicken in the pan for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove pan from heat but keep chicken in the pan. As the chicken is cooking, in a small frying pan saute the mushrooms in the butter. Brush each seared chicken breast with a little of the honey mustard marinade being sure to save a little extra that you can serve on the side later with the dish.
    Seared chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet to make Alice Springs Chicken.
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika ( I am usually pretty generous with the paprika, I love the flavor). Stack two pieces of cooked bacon, crosswise on each chicken breast. Spoon the sauteed mushrooms onto the bacon, being sure to coat each breast evenly. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese evenly onto each breast followed by 1/4 cup of cheddar.
    Shredded cheese on top of the Alice Springs Chicken.
  • Bake the pan of prepared chicken breasts for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is thoroughly melted and starting to bubble. Sprinkle each breast with 1/2 teaspoon parsley before serving. Put extra honey mustard marinade into a small bowl to serve on the side.
    Top view of Alice Springs Chicken.



Recipe adapted from Top Secret Recipes


Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 462mg | Iron: 1.9mg