Bacon-Cheese Topped Chicken Recipe
- 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Dash paprika
- 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 bacon strips, partially cooked
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
- 1. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, honey, 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and lemon juice. Pour 1/2 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal the bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate the remaining marinade.
- 2. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in remaining oil on all sides. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
- 3. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Spoon reserved marinade over chicken. Top with cheeses and mushrooms. Place bacon strips in a crisscross pattern over chicken.
- 4. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Bacon-Cheese Topped Chicken
"Tim loves the Alice Springs chicken from Outback Steakhouse. I've tried a couple of the clone recipes, none that really knocked his socks off. He said while it's not really like the Outback one either, he liked it a lot and would eat it again if I made it. "Partially cooking" the bacon is kind of vague, you want it to crisp up but not burn on top of the chicken while it bakes, I eyeballed it and it was pretty close. We aren't mushroom fans, so they got omitted :) I used Penzey's Seasoned salt in place of the salt/pepper/paprika."
"AMAZING flavor (I marinate overnight for maximum impact)!!! Also I add red onion in with the mushrooms when I saute (I put onion on EVERYTHING :-D)"
"This was amazing! Although, how could something with bacon and cheese NOT be amazing?!? Definitely a keeper, great way to change up chicken! Next time I think I'll pound down the chicken and wrap it around the bacon and cheese before grilling to make a stuffed chicken breast!"
"Bacon and chicken - our favorite ingredients. This was a big hit! I will DEFINITELY make this again."
"Tender and moist chicken."
"This was a hit with my husband and I. The only adjustment I made was to cook for only 15 minutes, since my chicken was thinly cut. Amazing flavor!"
"Fantastic Flavor! The whole family loved it!"
"Owe my gosh this is so amazing. This is one of the best things that I have fixed for dinner in a very long time. I added some onion to the mushrooms while they were caramelizing in the butter sauce and there were just no words for how good this recipe is. I even completely screwed up this recipe the first time I made it and it was still delicious. Coming from a VERY picky eater this is saying a lot because this is only the second recipe that I have given a complete 5 star rating to."
"Great recipe, even my picky eater asked for seconds!"
"This is delicious!!!! I had thinly cut chicken, so I cut the baking time."
"EVERYONE I SERVE THIS TO IS IN LOVE WITH IT!"
"This was a pretty tasty dish. I'm not a huge brown mustard fan, but I enjoyed this."
"Love. We use spicy brown mustard"
"I made this for a family gathering and everyone raved about it! They loved the sauce (and the cheese and bacon!) and I know that my family will request this meal again."
"Super delish. I used honey mustard dipping sauce instead and it worked too."
"Very delicious. I used honey mustard dipping sauce instead."
"My family and I love this recipe! So so good!"
"Awesome flavor, yet simple ingredients to mix together! Quickly a favorite!!"
"This recipe is one of my family's favorite. It is savory and delicious. It is similar to Alice Springs Chicken served at a famous Aussie style restaurant, only better."
"Absolutely delicious recipe! I'm not really a mushroom person, but this was tasty. I can't wait to make this one again!"
"Found this recipe randomly and decided to give it a try and cook it for my friends. Well needless to say it was a hit! They absolutely loved it and I did as well. Cannot wait to make it again, this recipe is a keeper!"
"Just as rich and delicious as everyone says! One taste of the honey mustard sauce, and I knew it was going to be good..."
"Definitely will make again and again. Excellent and we had no left overs. Thank you for sharing."
"Very tasty and easy to make. Be sure to cook the bacon just a bit before layering it on the chicken, the oven cooks it the rest of the way for a great topping."
"I found this recipe because I really wanted comfort food so I googled "recipe with cheese, chicken, and bacon." I had to make some changes because of ingredients I didn't have on hand (the mustard and jack cheese, mainly), but this was devoured by my husband and the leftovers didn't even last until noon the next day. I'm making it again even though we just had it because he's been complaining that we haven't had any good leftovers available for lunches and he's off this week.My changes were to substitute store bought bbq sauce for the mustard, use only cheddar cheese, substitute turkey bacon, and substitute olive oil for the canola oil and it all worked really well. I'd like to try it again soon using the original recipe, but dijon mustard is not something I normally keep around the house so I'll have to remember to put it on my shopping list."
"I have made this a few times now and it is a great way to fancy up ordinary chicken."
"This tastes like my favorite meal at Outback Steakhouse: Alice Springs Chicken. It is oh-so-yummy and not as much fuss as you might suspect."
"Made this tonight for dinner and my family loved it! It was so flavorful and juicy. Will definitely make again!"
"I have made this several times, and we LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it! The honey mustard sauce is so flavorful. I brown the chicken in the bacon drippings instead of using oil. I know, so not good for you, but it makes it taste amazing!!"
"This recipe is SO full of tongue tantilizing flavor! This is my number one chicken recipe! You MUST try it! I will NEVER eat a plain boring chicken breast again!"
"Very tasty. I only had time to marinade the chicken for an hour and it was still packed full of flavor and quite tender. Because I was short on time, I pounded the chicken breasts so they would be a little thinner and sure to be done. Instead of baking, I finished them in the skillet, covered for about 15 minutes."
"this was a nice change for chicken. I have already made this dish three times since I found it."
"Just as tasty if you omit the mushrooms."
"Oh my goodness! This so soooo good. Definitely restaurant quality!"
"One of our family favorites!"
"We weren't crazy about the flavors of this dish. I really like honey Dijon but something with the cheese and bacon didn't work for me."
"We love the flavors in this recipe. I have made it 3 or 4 times. When I make it for just my husband & myself, I cut the ingredients in half and substitute precooked bacon pieces for the strips."
"This recipe may stop your heart, but I have made it over 10 times and my guests rave about it."
"A wonderful medley of flavors. Great taste of chicken, smoked bacon, fresh mushrooms, and melted cheese. This reminds me of a dish I order at a famous chain restaurant that reminds me of the Australian outback. :)"
"EXCELLANT!! My kids loved it, want me to make it again tomorrow night. Easy and fast to make. One of the best dishes I've made in a long time."
"This recipie was pretty good. I can see why the reviewer below mentioned it being greasy though, it does seem to use alot of oil and fats. So to avoid that entirely, I just didn't make it with all of that oil. I only put 3/4 tsp. of oil in the marinade (which by the way I used 1/4. c. of honey and mustard each and had plenty) and I didn't use oil to brown the chicken (just put cooking spray in the pan and it came out fine), nor did I need to add butter to the mushroom mix (I cooked it in the remaining marinade in the pan from browning the chicken). I also added onions to the mushroom mixture like others suggested & I really liked it that way. Also, for the mustard I used spicy brown rather than dijon, which was awsome and actually tasted like honey mustard. I used 3/4C. of both cheeses rather than a whole cup. This really cut down the fat and tasted just as good. As much as I love honey mustard next time I make the recipie I plan on using BBQ sauce instead and grilling the chicken before baking."
"Sauce was good, but the chicken was dry and greasy. Not a pleasing dish but it did sound good from reading the recipe. As for all the positive reviews. (What are you people thinking?)"
"Awsome, my family loves it. I did not have dijon mustard so I used regular mustard and I crumbled bacon over it instread of strips. The chicken is sooo tender."
"Wonderful combination of flavors. First time making it so I didn't change a thing. Next time I might add onions with the mushrooms as others have suggested. The marinade is amazing especially after baking. Thanks for this go to recipe."
"AMAZING! Everyone in the family loved it-from 5 year olds to 40-ish year olds. Will definitely make this again and again."
"Kids and adults alike loved this!"
"I make this over and over and my husband and 3 kids never get tired of it. I used two tablespoons of regular mustard instead because I didn't have the other kind and it was lot better that when I tried this dijon mustard. Even my kids said not to use dijon because by using less regular mustard, it was 100% better. The best chicken recipe ever!"
"Excellent! I might use less honey next time, but it was still wonderful. Will definitely make again."
"Another fantastic recipe. I left mushrooms off for my boys, but my husband and I loved it the way it is. GREAT."
"My husband said it tasted like a meal you would get in an expensive restaurant!!! It really is awesome!!!"
"Great meal and always a crowd pleaser. I do reduce the mustard to 1/4 cup. My family loves this dish!"
"This was very good. We will make this one again! The sauce was delicious."
"My husband loves this recipe!"
"This is a favorite in our home. My in-laws are in town and I made it for them. They loved it and asked for the recipe!"
"Easy to make and tastes so good! I eliminate the mushrooms and parsley and I brown the chicken in about a tablespoon of leftover bacon grease. I've also used only cheddar cheese when I haven't had Monterey Jack on hand. It's still delicious!"
"This was the best recipie I have had in a long time! It tasted just like the Mt. Topper grilled chicken at Montana Mikes! I will be making this at least 2 times a month! :)"
"My family of picky eaters loves this recipe. I thought I would share another way of cooking it: I also grill it on the outside BBQ grill until done instead of browning it in a frying pan. I then place it in a baking dish and top it with the cheeses and the other remaining ingredients just until the cheeses are melted. I double the marinade so there will be extra for us to dip the chicken in."
"What a great recipe! I sliced a Vidalia onion and sautéed it with the mushrooms in olive oil. To make it more “heart healthy” I skipped the bacon and used only 4 ounces of cheese, a blend of shredded mozzarella and asiago."
"This was Excellent. My husband loved it and was happy that there were left overs. I will definitely serve this again."
"I've made this several times, and we love it, especially my husband. I agree with the others that this is very similar to Outback's Alice Springs Chicken. I've made it for special occasions (New Year's Eve) but also make it for ordinary occasions. (Tonight we're having it because we're snowed in in Ohio:-)"
"I made this for company and they loved it! they requested the recipe. Even the kids said that this was the best chicken they ever had. I made 1/2 of it without mushrooms, just in case they didn't like mushrooms. A great chicken recipe."
"Yummy, yummy to my whole family's tummy. All four of my kids liked this one."
"Very good recipe! My family loved it... I did the following: used chicken tenders (which had to bake for about 30 minutes), used 8 oz of fresh sliced mushrooms and 4 oz of the cheeses (It says 1 cup then 4 oz... 1 cup is 8 oz... very confusing). I also did not add paprika (I forgot to put it on) and did not use the leftover marinade later in the recipe. Next time I make it, I'm going to halve the marinade, and also halve the Dijon mustard (to get 1 oz).. we're not a very big mustard family and the Dijon was pretty prominent... But all in all, the chicken was VERY good. :)"
"Made this recipe today. Loved it and of course had to add sliced sauted onions and Tony's to give it BAM.. Delicious Charm from New Orleans"
"It was the best, I used lime juice instead of lemon skipped the paprika and mushrooms and sprikled the bacon over the top, my family say I can make this again the neighbor boy that was at diner that night says to call him when we have it again!"
"Incredible!!! I will definitely make this again! One of the best recipes on this website in my opinion."
"I made this last night and my husband really enjoyed it. So simple, but lots of flavor!"
"My family of nine loved it. Beautiful dish without too much fuss."
"This came out really good. My husband said that this chicken tastes like Longhorns topped chicken."
"This sounds like the Outback steakhouse dish called ALICE SPRINGS CHICKEN. which is my all time favorite recipe of any resturaunt. I hope it is. Thanks."
"super yummy! i did use my own italian/garlic marinade instead of the honey/dijon one though. and i tried the green onions on top, too! i chopped the bacon though and sprinkle it on top. i totally recommend this recipe to all!"
"My family LOVES this recipie! We make it at least once a month! Instead of parcly though, I add chopped green onions for a little extra! And I make double the marinade so that it has extra flavor!Jenna"
"This is a great recipe and fairly easy to make. I will deffinitly make it again!"
"This was the dest dish that I have made in a long time! It was a dish that I tried on a wim, and to my surprise it was fantastic. Even my kids loved it!! If kids like it that says it all.Adrian"
"It sounds great! I'm going to make this tonight!"
"This was absolutely delicious! If you like Alice Springs Chicken from Outback restaurant, this is the recipe for you!"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.