Copycat Alice Springs Chicken with Homemade Honey Mustard

Alice Springs chicken has never tasted better than it does when made fresh in the comfort of your own home. This copycat Outback steakhouse recipe features all the flavors you can find in the restaurant dish in an easy to make meal at home.

a piece of copycat alice springs chicken on a white plate being cut in half by a silver fork and knife

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Anyone else ever crave Outback?

Can’t just be me.

On days when my hankering for some of my favorite meals from Outback get really intense and I don’t want to leave the house to get the carryout I crave, what am I to do?

Make my own easy version of a favorite of course!

a piece of copycat alice springs chicken on a white plate with salad greens and french fries

This copycat Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs chicken tastes just like the restaurant dish but can feed my entire family for a fraction of the cost.

Plus, I don’t have to leave my house to enjoy it.

Don’t mind if I do.

two halves of copycat alice springs chicken stacked on top of each other on a white plate in a pool of honey mustard sauce

What is Alice Chicken?

Alice chicken is a popular dish at Outback Steakhouse.

Think Outback is only for steaks and Bloomin’ onions? No way!

This grilled chicken breast gets loaded with sautéed mushrooms, crisp bacon, and tons of melted cheese. Then the whole melty mess gets covered with honey mustard sauce. 

With that kind of flavor combo, it’s no wonder why it’s my go to whenever we have Outback!

Ingredients

To make this you’ll need:

an overhead image showing the measured ingredients needed to make a batch of alice springs chicken

  • Chicken breasts– Boneless, skinless breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch in thickness.
  • Seasoning salt
  • Bacon– Cut in half.
  • Mushrooms– Slice them. I like to buy the pre sliced ones to save time.
  • Cheese– Shredded Colby Jack or cheddar.
  • Honey Mustard– Either homemade or your favorite store bought brand.

To make your own homemade honey mustard, you’ll need:

  • Mustard– Plain, yellow mustard- but you could sub Dijon if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Corn syrup– For some extra sweetness.
  • Mayonnaise– Real, full fat mayo and not low fat or mayonnaise style dressing.
  • Honey– You might need to add more honey depending on how strong your base mustard is.

a row of honey mustard topped chicken breasts in a shallow casserole dish

How to Make

This copycat recipe is so easy you’ll wonder why you’d ever go out!

To make it, prepare your chicken breasts by pounding them thin with a meat mallet

Then, sprinkle the chicken breasts with seasoning salt. 

a row of honey mustard covered chicken breasts topped with sliced mushrooms and crispy bacon in a shallow casserole dish

Cover the seasoned chicken with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.

Once you’ve got your chicken refrigerating, whisk all the ingredients together for the honey mustard and cover it before refrigerating that as well.

Then, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. 

cheese covered cooked chicken breasts in a row in a shallow casserole dish

Once the bacon is nice and crispy, remove it from the pan but keep the grease in the pan.

Saute chicken in the bacon grease for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned. 

Move chicken to a 9×13 baking dish.

chicken breasts in casserole dish smothered in melted cheddar cheese

Coat each chicken breast in honey mustard, then layer them with mushrooms, bacon, and shredded cheese.

Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly and chicken is cooked through.

Serve with extra honey mustard sauce for dipping.

Enjoy!

copycat alice springs chicken on a white serving platter

Storing Leftovers

Store leftovers of this in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Reheat in a warm oven until warmed through.

Tips and Tricks

  • If your chicken breasts are very thick, it may be easier to filet them instead of pounding them to the proper thickness.
  • Don’t discard the bacon grease and make sure you use it to cook the chicken.
  • You may need to adjust the amount of honey you use based on your mustard.

a sliced piece of outback steakhouse alice springs chicken on a white plate with fries and salad greens on the side

Other Outback Inspired Recipes

This copycat Alice Springs chicken is one of my favorite ways to enjoy flavors of Outback Steakhouse at home. Make it the next time you are craving a taste of down under.

Looking for other Outback inspired recipes? Try these:

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two halves of copycat alice springs chicken stacked on top of each other on a white plate in a pool of honey mustard sauce

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Alice Springs chicken has never tasted better than it does when made fresh in the comfort of your own home. This copycat Outback steakhouse recipe features all the flavors you can find in the restaurant dish in an easy to make meal at home.
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Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Marinade Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 901kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded to 1/2 inch in thickness (if they’re really thick it can be easier to just fillet them)
  • seasoning salt
  • 6 slices bacon halved
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the mustard, corn syrup, mayonnaise, and honey, mixing well. Add more honey if necessary, depending on how spicy/strong your base mustard is. Refrigerate and chill before using.
  • Sprinkle and rub the chicken breasts with seasoning salt.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp.  Remove bacon.  ***Do not discard grease.***
  • Saute chicken in the bacon grease for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned.  Move chicken to a 9×13 pan.
  • Spread some of the prepared honey mustard onto each breast, then layer with mushrooms, bacon, and shredded cheese.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is done.
  • Serve with extra honey mustard sauce for dipping.

Notes

  • If your chicken breasts are very thick, it may be easier to filet them instead of pounding them to the proper thickness.
  • Don't discard the bacon grease and make sure you use it to cook the chicken.
  • You may need to adjust the amount of honey you use based on your mustard.

Nutrition

Calories: 901kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 1337mg | Potassium: 1119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 767IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 489mg | Iron: 2mg
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recipe originally published December 8, 2013

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