This easy copycat recipe of Alice Springs Chicken always gets rave reviews from my family and from the customers at our meal assembly store. It's easy too! Just assemble, bake and await the applause!
Special occasions call for a special dinner. And, this homemade Alice Springs Chicken recipe is one such indulgence for a special man around our house. I call it a hero dish because everyone is so excited when I make it.
The same thing happens when I make Chili's Monterey Chicken! It's so easy to clone these popular dishes. 🙂
If you want to avoid the crowds, don't feel like dining out or want to save a few pennies, but still want to indulge, I've got you covered.
My hubby 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. 🙂
Step by Step Instructions for Copycat Alice Springs Chicken 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. Note that the nutritional estimates below are based on the full-fat versions of all ingredients. But, you can make adjustments to meet your needs and I have given you some tips as part of the commentary.
How to Make the Best Honey Mustard Sauce
A good honey mustard sauce is a 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 (¾ cup), honey (¼ cup) and dijon mustard (2 Tablespoons.) I've played around with the proportions a lot. This is the winning combination. (You can absolutely use a lower fat mayonnaise and cut down the calories. You can use less sauce too.)
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. (You can absolutely use turkey bacon, half the amount or none at all and cut down on the calories!)
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. (I'll let you in on a secret if you love mushrooms...go ahead and add more as in twice as much if you want!)
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!)
The Best Type of Cheese for Alice Springs Chicken
Finally, sprinkle cheese over the top. Lots of Monterey Jack cheese! (Yep...you can use a lower fat version if you like...to lower the calories!)
Bake uncovered in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 30 minutes.
In the style of Outback, I would suggest serving this Alice Springs Chicken Recipe with some steak fries and of course, a Bloomin' Onion, like this one from Gimme Some Oven.
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Alice Springs Chicken Copycat Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken
- 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 16 ounces chicken breast boneless, skinless
- Seasoning Salt
- 1 Honey Mustard Sauce recipe below
- 4 slices bacon cooked
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
Honey Mustard Sauce
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
Alice Springs Chicken
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Layer mushrooms in the bottom of a baking dish.
- Add chicken and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
- 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.)
- Sprinkle cheese over the top.
- Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Honey Mustard Sauce
- Use beaters to mix mayonnaise, honey and Dijon mustard until well-combined.