Alice Springs Chicken is a honey-mustard smothered chicken recipe from the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant! Make it from scratch! Seasoned chicken breasts are topped with a honey mustard sauce, bacon, cheese, and mushrooms if you wish! Simply divine! 

alice springs chicken recipe (Outback Copycat)

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Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

This easy recipe for Alice Spring’s Chicken was inspired by a Pinterest find for the Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken. A former employee has commented on the post sharing the honey mustard sauce, which, lead me to experiment more since she didn’t know the ratio but mentioned some helpful clues. I then recreated the sauce based on her notes. A must-try recipe if you love Outback Chicken!

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FAQ

What is Alice Spring’s Chicken?

Alice Spring’s Chicken is one of Outback’s Steakhouse chicken dishes. The dinner entree includes chicken breasts topped with sauteed mushrooms, bacon, melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese, honey mustard sauce, and Aussie fries. It’s one of Outback’s favorites menu items and for a reason (simply delicious!) Serve with homestyle mashed potatoes or a baked potato, as I’ve plated.

Why is it called Alice Springs Chicken?

Alice Springs Chicken is the name the founders of the Outback Steakhouse restaurant were inspired by. Which is, an Australian theme, hence the Alice Spring’s town in Australia and Joey menu (young kangaroo for children’s menu.)

How Does Outback Marinade the Chicken For Alice Springs Chicken? 

I come to believe Restaurants go the easy route when it comes to cooking per order. According to their menu, Grilled chicken breasts are topped with sauteed mushrooms, crisp bacon, melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar, and honey mustard sauce. The description notes nothing of marinating the chicken in a honey mustard sauce or if it is grilled with it. To me, it seems like everything is just layered. 

However, just because the chicken isn’t grilled with a mustard sauce doesn’t mean the chicken itself isn’t juicy in the first place. I do think the chicken comes pre-injected with a water solution for tender chicken pieces and do encourage my fail-proof quick meat tenderizer using baking soda for moist results! 

How To Make Honey Mustard Sauce Like Outback? 

A former Outback Steakhouse employee shared how the honey mustard sauce was made. She said it was mostly mayo then honey until it was opaque and dijon mustard to taste until it tasted right. I used stone-ground mustard however, I still tried to make it opaque based on her description. 

What Kind of Mustard Should I use? 

Outback used Dijon mustard (Grey Poupon.) I used stone-ground mustard with fantastic results! 

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Tips for Alice Spring Chicken Dinner:

  1. Make my oven-baked freezer bacon recipe for a huge shortcut!
  2. Slice the Monterey Jack cheese instead of using grated cheese it won’t dry out as quickly. 
  3. Use drained and pre-sliced mushrooms from a can! 
  4. Serve with a microwaved Baked Potato (dinner will be so fast!)

Other Chicken Dinners To Try:

How To Make Alice Springs Chicken (Outback Copycat):

Alice Springs Chicken (Outback Copycat)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
Alice Springs Chicken is a honey-mustard smothered chicken recipe from the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant! Make it from scratch! Seasoned chicken breasts are topped with a honey mustard sauce, bacon, cheese, and mushrooms if you wish! Simply divine! 

Equipment

  • non-stick frying pan
  • 9x13 baking dish

Ingredients

Alice Spring's Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts (horizontally sliced in half)
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese

Honey Mustard Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp stone-ground mustard

Instructions

How To Make Alice Springs Chicken:

  • Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika. Brown on both sides in a few tbsp of oil. Transfer to a 9x13 baking dish.
  • alice springs chicken casserole
    Make the honey mustard sauce and spread it over each chicken breast. Then top with cheese and bacon.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. Serve with additional honey mustard sauce.

Notes

  • Mushrooms- I've omitted the mushrooms, sautee 1 cup of white button mushrooms in 1 tbsp of oil if desired, or use a small can of drained mushrooms.  
  • Quick Meat Tenderizer- marinade chicken breasts with 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda, 2 tbsp vinegar, and 1 tsp salt. Pour in enough cold water to cover the chicken and let sit for 20 minutes. This makes super tender chicken! 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 500kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 44gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 620mgPotassium: 632mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 335IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 289mgIron: 1mg

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136 comments

    • Becky

    Could i use sliced ham instead of bacon?
    Thank you.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Becky, you could try.

    • Laura Roberts

    Could you do it in a crock pot?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Laura, Absolutely! Just sear the chicken as directed and layer in the crockpot on High or low until the cheese melts and chicken is done. Keeping it on low or warm is a great idea to make it ahead so it stays hot!

      • June combs

      Can a person just use honey mustard dressing

        • Alyona Demyanchuk

        Absolutely, but it doesn’t take much to make it from scratch.

    • Sarah Williams

    If the recipe calls for Monterey Jack cheese why does the picture look more like Colby Jack?😳. I used Monterey but I feel like Colby Jack would be a better pairing?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Sarah, I believe I used a cheese block from Walmart that was a blend of Monterey Jack and Colby.

    • Diane

    I made this last night and it was so good. My daughter just loved it too. Thank you for another great recipe.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Happy to hear that Diane!

    • Diane

    I would like to know about the vinegar and baking soda marinade you talk about in one of your comments. You do not mention it in the recipe and I really would like to try it. Today’s chicken breast seen to be on the tuff side. Thank you, I look forward to trying this recipe.

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Diane, baking soda works as a meat tenderizer, some boxes even have instructions for that. However, the vinegar quenches any bitterness so you won’t taste the baking soda in the meat. Let us know how it turns out.

        • Diane

        Thank you for getting back to me. What are the amounts of baking soda and vinegar and do you mix it with water. Thank you

          • Alyona Demyanchuk

          Depending on how much meat you have you may need as little as a teaspoon or tablespoon if making 4+ pounds of meat. I will usually add enough vinegar to fizz up and dissolve the baking soda. So for 2 pounds of meat you can add a teaspoon or so of baking soda and a tablespoon or two of vinegar then fill up the meat with cold water enough to barely cover the surface.

            • Diane

            Thank you so much

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