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Alice Springs Chicken Recipe (Outback Copycat)

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This Alice Springs Chicken Recipe let’s you create a mouthwatering tangy cheesy chicken dish at home, perfectly smothered in honey mustard sauce, topped with crispy bacon, mushroom slices and a lot of cheese, giving you a perfect taste of outback steakhouse at home!

alice springs chicken recipe
Outback Copycat Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Love outback steakhouse cuisine? If you’ve ever been to Outback Steakhouse, you’ll surely know their famous Alice Springs Chicken dish. It is tendered, juicy, seared piece of chicken smothered in honey mustard sauce, topped with bacon, mushroom slices and a combination of monterey jack and chadder cheese. So appetizing.. right??

If you’re looking for quick dinner recipes, or delicious chicken recipes to enjoy with your family, you must try this quick Marry Me Chicken Recipe, ready just under 30 minutes, or Nixon’s Chicken Casserole which is said to be president’s favorite recipe.

Why this is called Alice Springs Chicken??

Outback Steakhouse is a famous American restaurant known for many original dishes, and Alice Springs Chicken is one of them.

The dish “Alice Springs Chicken” was named after the town of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. The name was likely inspired by the Outback Steakhouse’s theme of Australian-inspired cuisine.

alice springs chicken recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

The dish gained popularity for its tangy and cheesy combination of seared chicken, crispy bacon, mushrooms, cheese and honey mustard sauce, creating a flavorful and satisfying meal that will surely please everyone.

Why You’ll Love the Recipe??

It’s super easy to make, taking very little time from start to finish.

Its classy look and incredible taste are sure to please any crowd.

It’s a one-pot recipe, making it easy to get things done without any fuss.

It’s budget-friendly, especially when you’re planning to save some money by enjoying Outback Steakhouse’s famous dishes at home.

Combination of mustard with honey and mayonnaise gives you a perfect sweet and tangy taste that pairs perfectly with roasted mushrooms and gooey cheeses.

What is Alice Springs Chicken Recipe?

Alice Springs Chicken is a famous outback steakhouse’s dish slathered in sweat and tangy mustard honey sauce, and then baked with sliced mushrooms, bacon and cheeses. This sweat and tangy flavors of chicken with cheese will surely make you a big fan of this Alice Springs Chicken dish.

And the good news is, you can make this classic dish at home easily. And I’m quite sure, you’ll get the same taste or even better when you’ll make it on your own for your family with love!!

alice springs chicken recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Outback copycat

To start with, you need to make the honey mustard sauce, and then marinate the chicken in sauce for at least 2 hours, or for over-night if possible. Meanwhile, sauté the mushroom slices and cook the bacon slices one after another.

Now sear both sides of the chicken pieces on same pan for 3 to 5 minutes on low flame. Be sure to use oven-safe pan. After it, remove the pan from heat, top it with bacon slices, sautéed mushrooms, and with shredded monterey jack and chadder cheese. Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the temperature of chicken reaches to 165 deg F.

Pour the remaining mustard honey sauce, and serve hot with mashed potatoes, roasted veggies or with your favorite side.

Do you need to Marinate the chicken?

Yes – for this Alice Springs chicken copycat recipe, you will need to marinate the chicken for at least an hour, or up to 24 hours.
It really adds an amazing flavor to both the meat and the entire dish that you won’t want to miss!

Ingredients for Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Making Alice springs chicken at home is super easy, you just need to gather some simple ingredients and follow some easy-peasy steps to make this super fantasy at home.

Chicken Breasts: Start with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Pick chicken breasts roughly of same size, it will help in even cooking.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is used to sear the chicken.

Bacon: Crispy bacon adds the flavor of dish. You can use pre-cooked bacon to cut off the cooking time. Also feel free to use turkey bacon to enhance the flavor of the dish.

Sliced Mushrooms: Sliced mushrooms are sautéed in olive oil and topped over alice springs chicken with bacon and cheese.

Butter: Butter is used to sauté the mushroom slices.

Cheeses: Alice springs chicken recipe uses a combination of monterey jack and chadder cheese which adds the mild, creamy and cheesy flavor, and bakes down to perfection.

Parsley: Freshly chopped parsley is used to give the final touch to the recipe.

alice springs chicken recipe ingredients
alice springs chicken recipe ingredients

Honey Mustard Marinade/Sauce

Honey mustard sauce is a sweet and tangy combination of honey with mustard, lemon juice and mayonnaise. This is used as marinade as well as sauce to serve with.

Honey: Honey is used to add the sweetness to the recipe. You can replace it with maple syrup or with any other sweetener, but it will also alter the taste of recipe.

Dijon mustard: Mustard is the key ingredient of the marinade, that gives the chicken a zesty flavor. You can use yellow mustard for it, or any of your preferred one like Dijon or whole grain.

Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise add creaminess and richness to the honey mustard marinade.

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is added for an extra tangy flavor.

How to make Alice Springs Chicken at home?

See? how simple and easy to get ingredients are all these. Its time to make this super easy alice springs chicken at home and surprise your family and friends with your cooking skills.

Step 1: Honey-Mustard Marinade

Start by making honey mustard marinade.

For this, take a large bowl, and add honey, mustard paste, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Mix it with hand beater or with electric beater until everything mixes well.

Set it aside.

Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Step 2: Prepare the chicken breast pieces

Be sure to pick roughly even size pieces. Cut the breast pieces into halves to make an even thickness.

Take a large plastic zip bag or container, and add all chicken pieces into it. Then add the prepared marinade. {Save some marinade for later use}. Marinate the chicken pieces thoroughly and set them aside for at least 2 hours.

Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Tip: Be sure to spoil the leftover marinade after removing it from chicken pieces. Don’t mix the leftover marinade with saved honey mustard sauce.

Step 3: Prepare the Mushrooms and bacon

Heat some butter in a pan and sauté the sliced mushrooms until they turned into light golden colored. I’m using pre-cooked bacon for the recipe. However, if you’re using raw bacon slices, cook them until they become crispy.

Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Tip: Add a pinch of salt while sautéing the mushrooms. This will not only enhance their taste but will also help them release their moisture.

Step 4: Sear the chicken pieces

In the same pan, heat some olive oil, and sear the marinated chicken breast pieces on both sides for 4 to 5 minutes. You don’t need to cook the chicken thoroughly.

Remove the pan from heat.

Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Note: If you’re using an oven safe pan, you can continue in it. otherwise use a baking tray to continue with.

Step 5: Assemble everything:

Brush the remaining honey mustard sauce over chicken slices.

Top with bacon pieces, sliced mushrooms, shredded monterey jack and chadder cheese, and let it bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the inner temperature of chicken reaches to 165 deg F.

Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Note: Baking time can vary. It depends upon the size and thickness of chicken breast pieces you’re using. However, for accurate measurement you can use a food thermometer.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Once the chicken has done. Remove the pan from oven and serve hot with your favorite sides like with Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, roasted veggies or with salad like with my favorite Pasta House Salad or this Mexican traditional Chilis Roasted Street Corn can also be an appetizing side with your Alice Springs Chicken.

Alice Springs Chicken Recipe
Alice Springs Chicken

This is your dish, so customize it with your own taste preferences and enjoy the moments of your own perfectly baked Alice Springs chicken at home just like outback steakhouse.

Alice Springs Chicken Nutritions

Nutritional values of alice springs chicken can vary depending upon the serving size and the ingredient brands used in the recipe.

The recipe yields 4 servings, depending upon the serving size. But you can adjust it according to your needs.

  • Calories: 550-600 calories per serving
  • Protein: 40-45 grams
  • Fat: 35-40 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 15-20 grams
  • Fiber: 1-2 grams
  • Sugar: 10-15 grams

Recipe Swaps

Chicken You can replace chicken breast with boneless chicken thighs. Just need to adjust the baking time according to chicken piece size and thickness.

Mustard Exact copycat alice springs chicken recipe calls for Dijon mustard, however you can replace it with regular yellow mustard too.

Cheese You can substitute monterey jack and chadder cheese with swiss cheese.

Bacon To reduce the fat content, you can replace regular bacon with turkey bacon.

Mushrooms For the recipe, you can use baby bella, button, or cremini mushrooms.

Pro Tips for perfect Alice Springs Chicken

Follow some authentic tips if you’re making alice springs chicken for the first time. Not only these tips will save your time, but also will help you make your favorite dish perfect in no time.

Even Size Be sure to have chicken pieces of roughly even sizes, approximately 3/4 inch thick. For this, you can cut them in halves or pound with kitchen hammer inside a ziploc bag.

Avoid cross contamination Keep reserved sauces and sauces used for marinating separately. Anything that has come in contact with raw chicken should not be used.

Baking Time Adjust the baking time according to the thickness and size of your chicken pieces. It normally takes 10 to 12 minutes, or wait until the inner temperature reaches to 165 to 175 deg F.

Broiling You can broil the chicken pieces in last 3 minutes to melt and brown the cheese.

alice springs chicken recipe
authentic copycat alice springs chicken

Clean Up Tips

Use plastic Ziploc Bag To keep the things easy and mess free, try using a large ziploc bag to marinate the chicken pieces. This also allows the chicken to be fully immersed in honey mustard sauce.

One-pot dish The recipe is also appealing because this is using one pot from start to finish. For this, be sure to use an oven-safe pan to cook and bake the chicken in same pan easily.

Use parchment paper If you’re using a baking tray, be sure to line it with parchment paper. It will creates a non-stick surface for the chicken, also will be easy to clean up!

What to Serve with??

This perfect copycat alice springs chicken is so delicious that you can enjoy it on its own, or serve it with your favorite sides to make it more appealing to your taste buds.

Can I make Alice Springs Chicken Ahead of time?

Alice springs chicken taste perfect when make and serve fresh. However, if you’re planning to make this for a party or for next day dinner, its better to marinate the chicken, and you can make right before serving.

You can marinated the chicken even for over-night to allow the flavors to meld and honey mustard fully immersed in chicken.

How to Store the leftovers?

Alice springs chicken is best to enjoy fresh because of its cheesy and saucy flavors. However, if you’ve leftovers you can store and enjoy them easily later.

  • Follow some simple steps to store the leftover alice springs chicken properly
  • Allow the alice springs chicken to cool down at room temperature.
  • If you’ve served alice springs chicken with any sides, be sure to separate them before storing.
  • Be sure to store the leftover chicken in an air-tight container with a tight lid.
  • You can store the leftover alice springs chicken in fridge for 3 to 5 days.

How to Reheat?

When you want to enjoy your alice springs chicken again, simply remove it from container and reheat in oven at 200 to 250°F until the inner temperature reaches to 165°F.

Serve it with honey mustard sauce and fresh sides to make it more appetizing.

Can You Freeze Alice Springs Chicken?

If you’re planning to freeze the alice springs chicken for longer time period, you can follow the storing tips and freeze the chicken pieces for up to 3 months easily.

Thawing: Thaw the chicken pieces for over-night before enjoying it.

Reheating: Reheat it in oven at 200 to 250°F until the inner temperature reaches to 165°F and enjoy the deliciousness.

Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Recipe by Zanib MughalCourse: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Try this quick and easy Alice Springs Chicken recipe to make a tangy cheesy dinner enjoying outback steakhouse flavors at home without going there!!

Ingredients

  • For Honey Mustard Sauce/Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • salt and pepper

  • For Alice Springs Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast, halves

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and cut in half

  • 2 cups button mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese and chadder cheese, grated

  • Fresh Parsley, chopped

Directions

  • For this, take a large bowl, and add honey, mustard paste, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Mix it with hand beater or with electric beater until everything mixes well.
  • Take a large plastic zip bag or container, and add all chicken pieces into it. Then add the prepared marinade.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces thoroughly and set them aside for at least 2 hours.
  • Heat some butter in a pan and sauté the sliced mushrooms until they turned into light golden colored.
  • In the same pan, heat some olive oil, and sear the marinated chicken breast pieces on both sides for 4 to 5 minutes. You don’t need to cook the chicken thoroughly.
  • Brush the remaining honey mustard sauce over chicken slices.
  • Top with bacon pieces, sliced mushrooms, shredded monterey jack and chadder cheese, and let it bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the inner temperature of chicken reaches to 165 deg F.
  • Once the chicken has done. Remove the pan from oven and serve hot with your favorite sides like with Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, roasted veggies or with salad like with my favorite Pasta House Salad or this Mexican traditional Chilis Roasted Street Corn can also be an appetizing side with your Alice Springs Chicken.

Your Queries Got Answered!!

What kind of cheese is needed to make this Outback copycat alice springs chicken recipe?

Outback Steakhouse uses a blend of cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses but you can also use a combination of other cheeses like provolone, mozzarella, fontina, gouda, Colby, Havarti, swiss, or gruyere instead.

How long do I need to marinate the chicken breasts?

It is recommended to marinated the chicken in honey mustard sauce for at least 2 hours or for maximum 24 hours, it will allow the flavors to meld to make the alice springs chicken more flavorful and appealing.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for Alice Springs Chicken?

While chicken breasts are commonly used, you can substitute thighs. Adjust cooking time to ensure thorough cooking.

Can I use griller instead of oven?

Yes, you can use a griller instead of oven to cook Alice springs chicken. For this, simply place the chicken with toppings on the grill, close the lid, and cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Be sure to adjust the time of grilling according to the thickness of chicken breasts and the temperature of your griller.

Can I make this outback copycat Alice Springs chicken ahead of time?

It is best to prepare the ingredients like honey mustard sauce, cook the bacon and mushrooms and even marinate the chicken in advance. Assemble and bake or grill chicken with toppings just before serving to enjoy the full flavors of alice springs chicken.

What sides go well with Alice Springs chicken?

Popular choices for a balanced meal include mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or crisp salads.

Can I customize the honey mustard sauce for dietary preferences?

Absolutely! Adjust the proportions of ingredients to suit your taste or dietary needs or use a substitute such as Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise.

Can I make honey mustard sauce ahead of time?

Absolutely! Honey mustard sauce can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Thaw it to become to room temperature before serving.

How do I know when the chicken breast pieces are fully cooked?

To check this, you can use a meat thermometer if the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C), the juices run clear, and the chicken is no longer be pink in the center, it is cooked. Adjust cooking time as necessary.

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