Alice Springs Chicken

Alice Springs Chicken recipe – copycat Outback Steakhouse recipe- grilled chicken topped with honey mustard, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and melted cheese. I think this version tastes better than the original! This is super simple to make and it always gets rave reviews. Use sugar-free honey mustard for a low-carb and keto-friendly dish.

Originally posted January 31, 2012

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Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Outback Steakhouse’s Alice Springs Chicken is hands-down my favorite thing on the menu! I know Outback has great steaks, but this chicken is my go-to. Grilled chicken topped with honey mustard, mushrooms, bacon, and melted cheese. So much flavor in one bite! 

This copycat recipe tastes just like the restaurant. The secret is seasoning the chicken with our Outback Steak Seasoning before grilling. The seasoning is spot on and really makes the dish! You must make this easy chicken recipe ASAP! You won’t be disappointed!

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How to Make Alice Springs Chicken

This chicken is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Season boneless skinless chicken breasts with Outback Steak Seasoning on both sides. Cook the chicken on the grill or in a large skillet on the stovetop until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF. 

While the chicken is cooking, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the bacon from the skillet and reserve two tablespoons of bacon greast. Add sliced mushrooms to the skillet and sauté in bacon grease or butter until softened.

Place cooked chicken on a baking sheet. Top each chicken breast with a few tablespoons of honey mustard dressing, cooked mushroom slices, and two slices bacon. Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over the chicken pieces. Place the chicken under the oven broiler and cook until the cheese has melted. Garnish the chicken with parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Outback Steak Seasoning made with kosher salt, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, coriander, and turmeric: https://www.plainchicken.com/outback-steak-seasoning/
    • Can substitute your favorite steak seasoning or seasoning salt.
  • You can make this recipe with any cut of chicken. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins all work great.
  • I suggest pounding the chicken breast to an even thickness. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to carefully pound out the hump. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have juicy chicken and half-dry chicken.
  • I don’t have a grill. Can I cook the chicken in the oven or skillet? Yes! To cook the chicken breasts inside, pan-sear it for 3 to 4 minutes per side on medium heat. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.
  • You can use fresh mushrooms or a jar of sliced mushrooms. 
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Outback Steakhouse uses melted Monterey Jack cheese and Cheddar Cheese. Colby Jack cheese is always good.
  • For a low-carb/keto-friendly dish, use a sugar-free Honey Mustard dressing. Sweet Baby Ray’s and G. Hughes make great sugar-free honey mustard sauce.
  • Can Alice Springs Chicken be made in advance? Yes! You can cook the chicken ahead of time and reheat it and add the toppings when you are ready to serve.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken

This is one of our all-time favorite chicken recipes. This is on our menu at least once a month! We usually serve the chicken with some green beans and twice-baked potatoes. It is equally delicious with a salad topped with our favorite Outback Ranch Dressing or some broccoli. Add this to your menu. It is sure to become a family favorite!

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Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Alice Springs Chicken – copycat Outback Steakhouse recipe- grilled chicken topped with honey mustard, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and melted cheese. I think this version tastes better than the original! This is super simple to make and it always gets rave reviews. Use sugar-free honey mustard for a low-carb and keto-friendly dish.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  • Tbsp Outback Steak Seasoning
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • ½ cup honey mustard dressing

Instructions:

  • Season the chicken breasts with steak seasoning on both sides.
  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat. Remove bacon from the pan and set it aside. Reserve 2 Tablespoons of bacon fat.
  • Sauté mushrooms in bacon fat until softened. Set aside.
  • Grill the chicken for 12-15, minutes until done.
  • Preheat the broiler on your oven. Place cooked chicken on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread 1-2 Tbsp honey mustard on cooked chicken. Top with bacon, mushrooms and cheese. Broil until cheese is melted.

Notes:

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Outback Steak Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/outback-steak-seasoning/
    • Can substitute your favorite steak seasoning or seasoned salt.
  • You can make this recipe with any cut of chicken. Chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins all work great.
  • I suggest pounding the chicken breast to an even thickness. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to carefully pound out the hump. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have juicy chicken and half-dry chicken.
  • I don’t have a grill. Can I cook the chicken in the oven or skillet? Yes! To cook the chicken breasts inside, pan-sear it for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.
  • You can use fresh mushrooms or a jar of sliced mushrooms.
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Outback Steakhouse uses melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheese.
  • For a low-carb/keto-friendly dish, use a sugar-free Honey Mustard dressing. Sweet Baby Ray’s and G. Hughes make great sugar-free honey mustard.
  • Can Alice Springs Chicken be made in advance? Yes! You can cook the chicken ahead of time and reheat it and add the toppings when you are ready to serve.

Steph

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  1. Came across this recipe on Pinterest and made it last night; it was fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Carolyn – use light honey mustard dressing, turkey bacon and light cheese. All the flavors and lower calories.

  3. I've made your recipe a couple of times for company, and it has been a huge hit. Thanks for sharing this one! It's a definite keeper.

  4. I just made this, and it was amazing! I made my own honey mustard, which was such a nice touch. I will definitely be making this again!

  5. I just made this, and it was amazing! I made my own honey mustard, which was such a nice touch. I will definitely be making this again!

  6. This is my favorite dish at Outback. Thanks for posting the recipe!! I love that you served it with Lima Beans. I love Lima Beans and always feel like I'm in the minority!

  7. This is one of my favorite restaurant recipes too. We've been making it for years and years and the kids never get tired of it.

  8. I've never had Alice Springs Chicken because I always walk right into Outback and order the Filet. This looks amazing Stephanie. Thanks for posting the recipe and you can bet I'll be giving this one a try.

  9. That looks delicious! It's a real shame my hubby is cutting out fats and red meat right now because we would love it. Saving for future use.

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