Bacon-Cheese Topped Chicken
Total TimePrep: 40 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
- 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 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 bacon strips, partially cooked
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
- 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.
- 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 11x7-in. baking dish.
- 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.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts1 chicken breast half : 789 calories, 53g fat (23g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 1523mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 45g protein.
May 25, 2018
Delicious! I left out the saut?ed mushrooms and served this with rice pilaf and steamed broccoli on the side.
Apr 24, 2018
This was delicious. My family loved it, we will definitely keep this in the dinner rotation.
Mar 24, 2018
Delicious!!! Chicken was very moist and tender under the blanket of mushrooms, cheese and bacon! Can't wait to make it again.
Feb 15, 2017
OMG! SO Delicious!!! Restaurant GOOD! The sauce in this recipe is to die for! My family loved it and it will be going into our regular Menu!
Jun 4, 2016
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.
Mar 10, 2016
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)
Jun 25, 2015
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!
Jan 12, 2015
Bacon and chicken - our favorite ingredients. This was a big hit! I will DEFINITELY make this again.
Oct 18, 2014
Tender and moist chicken.
Oct 6, 2014
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!