Alice Springs Chicken Recipe Copycat

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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!

alice springs chicken on plate with small cup of honey mustard sauce in front of it.


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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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.

Honey Mustard Sauce in bowl with hand beaters over it

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  (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. (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!)

Uncooked layers of Alice Springs Chicken recipe in a baking dish

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!)

Cheese sprinkled over the top of uncooked Copycat Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

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!)

Baked Alice Springs Chicken Copycat Recipe in baking dish

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

Alice Springs Chicken Copycat Recipe on dish with work behind it

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 on plate with small cup of honey mustard sauce in front of it.
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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 693kcal


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

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 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 3/4 of the honey mustard sauce. Reserve about 1/4 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.


To lower the calories, use lower fat mayonnaise, cheese and turkey bacon.


Calories: 693kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 687mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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Copycat of Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

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

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

  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!

  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. πŸ™‚ 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. Adele Aiken says

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

    • Yes – you can use both of these methods!

      • do i need to cut the breast to make them thinner….mine are fairly thick…fat!

        • Hi! You can adjust the cook time up for thicker breasts or pound them down a little bit. It’s very helpful to use a meat thermometer if you have one.

      • If I cooked two of this recipe ahead and froze one how would you recommend reheating?

        • You could assemble one without cooking it first and freeze it in an aluminum tin. Make sure the mushrooms are on the bottom so that they are covered by the chicken and sauce and that the honey mustard mixture is well combined. Defrost in the refrigerator and cook as you normally would.

  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.

  17. This is my favorite recipe of all time and I don’t have to go out to dinner for it! I get rave reviews every time I make it!

  18. Oh my. Delicious does not begin to describe this. Of course the boys like extra bacon so this recipe allows me to cater to the hubby and children. Simply scrumptious. Thanks

  19. you are so good at being able to duplicate restaurant recipes. wondering if you could give me a recipe for Tuscan Chicken from O’Charleys that is not on the menu any more. I loved it!!

  20. I am late to this blog post – but just had to comment that the honey mustard sauce is bang on – tastes absolutely perfect. Made it for my cooking club ladies and they loved the dish.

  21. I loved It! One of the best recipes we have had!

  22. I made this tonight for my mom, Alice Springs Chicken is her favorite! We were all amazed!!! Absolutely fabulous!!! Definitely a keeper.

  23. Thank you for sharing. Absolutely wonderful!

  24. Well since this page seems to still be active I thought I better tell y’all I already made this one time, it was a hit! And the oven is pre-heating for it this evening! We eat keto so this is perfect, we just don’t use as much honey mustard. Thanks for the great recipe!

  25. Hello 😊 can’t wait to make tomorrow for dinner. I want to make in a 9/13 pan and double recipee. Do I need to bake for longer? 😊😊 thank you so much!

    • Hi! You will likely need to cook it for a little longer, maybe 10 minutes. We strongly suggest that you use a food thermometer since the cook time will vary depending upon thickness of the chicken. However, if you don’t have one, then check it at 30 minutes and go from there. Also, try not to overlap the chicken in the dish. I hope you enjoy it!!

  26. Jeanette Simmons says

    Loved the honey mustard sauce. I put the honey in the micro as was suggested. Then added the other ingredients.
    It is very tasty. Thank you!

  27. Julia Williams says

    I did not like the honey mustard sauce. I think that 3/3 us better! 1 part mayo; 1 part honey and 1 part grey poupon mustard.

  28. This was so good. I added a little lemon to the honey mustard sauce and it was even better. I broiled it for the last minute or so to crisp the bacon and cheese.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  29. Delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  30. Laura Gray says

    Made this tonight and it was awesome! I did make a Keto friendly honey mustard using liquid stevia instead of honey. I’m the only one in my family who like mushrooms so I piled a huge amount under my piece of chicken. It’s definitely in the dinner rotation now. Thanks so much!9

  31. Theresa Young says

    Are you supposed to use DRY Dijon Mustard or prepared?

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