Alice Springs Chicken Copycat Recipe

Special occasions call for a special dinner. And, this Alice Springs Chicken recipe is one such indulgence for a special man around our house.

He hasn’t seen a lot of bacon lately. But, with Father’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would make him (and share with you) one of his favorite recipes which also happened to be a top-requested recipe at our meal assembly store.

If you’ve enjoyed this chicken dish at Outback Steakhouse, then you know what all the fuss is about. This is one tasty entree. 🙂

And…it’s easy to clone this popular dish. So, if you want to avoid the crowds, don’t feel like dining out or want to save a few pennies, I’ve got you covered.

Alice Springs Chicken CopyCat Recipe

Oh yeah. Chicken sits atop a pile of mushrooms. Everything is topped with a fresh honey mustard sauce. Finally, Monterey jack cheese is scattered over some crispy bacon slices. Life is good!

Here’s how to make this cheesy chicken and mushroom specialty.

Step by Step Instructions for Alice Springs Chicken

Vegan Honey Mustard Sauce

A good honey mustard sauce is critical ingredient in this recipe. There are plenty of bottled brands around. But, this fresh homemade one is top-rated. It is a carefully blended ratio of mayonnaise  (3/4 cup), honey (1/4 cup) and dijon mustard (2 Tablespoons.) I’ve played around with the proportions a lot. This is the winning combination.

We used a mayonnaise substitute and it was absolutely perfect (see our Allergy Friendly Food Products guide.)

Next you will need a little bacon. Place bacon strips on a microwave safe plate, cover them with a paper towel and microwave for about 4 minutes. It doesn’t need to be too crispy at this point since it will cook some more in the oven. You can cut the bacon into smaller pieces if you like.

Alice Springs Chicken Layers

Let the layering begin. Slice a container of mushrooms and layer them in the bottom of the baking dish. It will seem like overkill. Put them in anyways because they shrink up and you will be wanting more mushrooms when everything is said and done.

Place the chicken on top of the mushrooms and sprinkle it with seasoning salt. Next, add the bacon pieces and then drizzle the honey mustard sauce over everything. Be sure to save a little of the honey mustard sauce to serve on the side. (The reserved sauce should never touch raw chicken!)

Alice Springs Chicken with Cheese

Finally, sprinkle cheese (or a allergy-friendly substitute) over the top.

Baked Alice Springs Chicken

Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

Alice Springs Chicken - Just Like Outback

In the style of Outback, I would suggest serving this with some steak fries and of course, a Bloomin’ Onion.

If you want to:

  • Make it free from dairy, egg and soy – Use mayonnaise and cheese substitutes. We did and it was delish. For the cheese we used a combination of mozzarella-flavored and cheddar-flavored shreds. Check out our Allergy Friendly Food Products guide if you need some suggestions.)
  • Make it lower in fat and calories – Control the amount of honey mustard sauce used, use low-fat cheese and mayo and consider using a turkey bacon or none at all.
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Alice Springs Chicken Copycat Recipe
This copycat recipe of the Alice Springs Chicken you can get at Outback Steakhouse will make you think twice about takeout. Easy and budget friendly.
Serves: 4 servings
Alice Springs Chicken
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Seasoning Salt
  • 1 cup Honey Mustard Sauce (recipe below)
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese,Colby jack or cheese substitute, shredded
Honey Mustard Sauce
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise or vegan substitute
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
Alice Springs Chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Layer mushrooms in the bottom of a baking dish.
  3. Add chicken and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  4. Top with bacon and about ¾ of the honey mustard sauce. Reserve about ¼ of the sauce to serve on the side (the reserved sauce should never touch raw chicken.)
  5. Sprinkle cheese over the top.
  6. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Honey Mustard Sauce
  1. Use beaters to mix mayonnaise, honey and Dijon mustard until well-combined.
Mayonnaise and cheese substitutes are available that are free from dairy, egg and soy. Taste-tested using these products.






  1. Outback, upstate, wherever…THIS is a Deelish recipe !!

    • I’m thinking an Alice Springs Chicken Salad sounds good too! I remember having one at the original Outback in Tampa.

  2. This look fantastic!!! I’m crazy for the honey-mustard combination and mushrooms simply make this dish perfect 😉

  3. I will be making these this weekend. Sounds really good. Thanks.

  4. Its in the oven right now, can’t wait!

  5. In the oven now. I’m not a big fan of cheese but put it on there anyway and added some dry onions

  6. Happy Chefx says:

    Followed the recipe & instructions …. this was excellent and easy-to-make ! We enjoyed it very much. Will definitely cook it again for dinner soon. Thanks for a nice meal.

  7. Modified the recipe slightly for my low-carb diet and it came out fantastic! Thank you!

    • Wonderful! I’m guessing you modified the sauce a bit. I can enjoy this with just a wee bit of sauce since there is so much cheese, bacon and mushrooms!

  8. Wow this looks amazing! We are hosting an AFS student from Germany and she is convinced that we put bacon and cheese on everything. I will have to make this for her just to further confirm her suspicions.

  9. I’ve never been to Outback Steakhouse but this recipe was awesome! In case anyone else is interested in making the servings a little calorically lighter here’s what I did: used half the sauce, sliced the chicken breasts in half using two large breasts to create 4 thinner cutlets, used double the mushrooms, used half the cheese, and used Hellmann’s light mayonnaise in the sauce. I cooked it in the oven for about 10 minutes 350 then put it under the broiler for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the bacon was crisp and the chicken was cooked through. I love this recipe and wouldn’t feel bad eating this lighter version fairly often! Thanks so much dinner mom! this was my first time trying one of your recipes and I’ll surely be back for more.

    • oops I forgot one thing. I also roasted mushrooms all alone for about 30 minutes before I assembled the rest of the dish. They came out so delicious this way!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I’m thrilled that you liked it. 🙂 Love your tips!!!

  10. I’m not familiar with Alice Spring Chicken, but this sure looks tasty!

  11. I have never come across this recipe but it sure looks awesome. My husband would love this.

  12. Made this tonight and loved it. Honey mustard is awesome…used regular mustard because I did not have Dijon. Might brown the chicken in a skillet first next time, but flavor is spot on!

  13. This meal rocks!! I finally found an awesome honey mustard recipe! This comes the closest to Outback’s Alice Spring Chicken than any other recipe I’ve tried……Delicious!!

  14. Can this dish be made ahead – either prepped early in the day or maybe cooked and frozen.

  15. Tonight is the first night I am making this recipe like it says. Before I sliced the thicker chicken breasts in half, pounded them, floured them and fried them in butter to brown. I fried up the mushrooms. I used the low fat olive oil mayonaisse with peppercorns and the sauce tasted just as good. I used precooked bacon for the top and lower fat cheddar jack cheese on top. My husband asks for this every week. Tonight I didn’t fry the chicken. I don’t think this recipe is very fattening as long as you don’t load it with cheese. One of these days I will work it out on Sparkpeople recipe maker. (If one uses center cut bacon, it is even less fat yet). Thank you for a wonderful recipe. Love that honey mustard and you are right, it’s perfect.

  16. Yum!!!
    I made this for dinner tonight for the first time and it was sooo good. I’ll be making Alice Springs chicken like this from now on. The only thing I omitted was the mushrooms since we don’t care for them.