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Bacon-Cheese Topped Chicken Recipe

Bacon-Cheese Topped Chicken Recipe

Mushrooms, bacon strips and Monterey Jack cheese top these tender marinated chicken breasts that provide a flavorful dining experience with a just a little fuss. I get compliments whenever I serve them. They're one of my family's favorites. -Melanie Kennedy Battle Ground, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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 11x7-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 thermometer reads 170°. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

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BIGJOHNSGAL User ID: 6260528 261346
Reviewed 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!"

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 249042
Reviewed 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."

KColeman0531 User ID: 8800701 245251
Reviewed 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)"

jiljilsch User ID: 8294399 228527
Reviewed 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!"

LindaGlen5 User ID: 7472862 217698
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Bacon and chicken - our favorite ingredients. This was a big hit! I will DEFINITELY make this again."

hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 144301
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"Tender and moist chicken."

dvierzen User ID: 7402990 77861
Reviewed 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!"

pschube User ID: 2658481 129897
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"Fantastic Flavor! The whole family loved it!"

tell_the_tale User ID: 6198298 97062
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"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."

SandeeKaye User ID: 6963955 97061
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"Great recipe, even my picky eater asked for seconds!"

avidcookGA User ID: 195648 66221
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"This is delicious!!!! I had thinly cut chicken, so I cut the baking time."

[email protected] User ID: 3820395 77805
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014


pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 57649
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"This was a pretty tasty dish. I'm not a huge brown mustard fan, but I enjoyed this."

kbussey User ID: 614681 150864
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"Love. We use spicy brown mustard"

Punkyjoe81 User ID: 3773046 129895
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"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."

angcy User ID: 1160970 63897
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Super delish. I used honey mustard dipping sauce instead and it worked too."

angcy User ID: 1160970 77804
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Very delicious. I used honey mustard dipping sauce instead."

[email protected] User ID: 5326454 154805
Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"My family and I love this recipe! So so good!"

3peeps User ID: 6764466 63895
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"Awesome flavor, yet simple ingredients to mix together! Quickly a favorite!!"

TWeddle User ID: 6864463 150851
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"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."

punkysquirrel User ID: 2352516 154804
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"Absolutely delicious recipe! I'm not really a mushroom person, but this was tasty. I can't wait to make this one again!"

nzam89 User ID: 5816526 65249
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"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!"

jsgoldn User ID: 6355243 149927
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"Just as rich and delicious as everyone says! One taste of the honey mustard sauce, and I knew it was going to be good..."

heishman01 User ID: 5338223 150837
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"Definitely will make again and again. Excellent and we had no left overs. Thank you for sharing."

beckypemberton User ID: 2694263 129893
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"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."

HLGStrider User ID: 6487534 63886
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"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."

junetennant User ID: 2512221 146392
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"I have made this a few times now and it is a great way to fancy up ordinary chicken."

jenjones892 User ID: 3931282 206926
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"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."

macaroni girl User ID: 5175509 149925
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"Made this tonight for dinner and my family loved it! It was so flavorful and juicy. Will definitely make again!"

kriffle63 User ID: 5126716 149923
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"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!!"

allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 66219
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"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!"

victoriabc User ID: 4587297 77779
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"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."

EdnaCK User ID: 1294526 77778
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"this was a nice change for chicken. I have already made this dish three times since I found it."

snowbob User ID: 2713374 128956
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"Just as tasty if you omit the mushrooms."

kengrants User ID: 4608201 65245
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Oh my goodness! This so soooo good. Definitely restaurant quality!"

LoveToMunch User ID: 5612442 57648
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"One of our family favorites!"

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 146388
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"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."

grammiegreat User ID: 5914894 146385
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"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."

Skylighter User ID: 1651678 66210
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"This recipe may stop your heart, but I have made it over 10 times and my guests rave about it."

akjk91 User ID: 1534105 97060
Reviewed May. 21, 2011

"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. :)"

Diane916 User ID: 4004264 57645
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"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."

shessuchariot User ID: 5896569 129913
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"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."

skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 61316
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"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?)"

kitchenmouseof5 User ID: 3358765 129909
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"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."

Selene K User ID: 2103818 144299
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"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."

LoveToMunch User ID: 5612442 129892
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"AMAZING! Everyone in the family loved it-from 5 year olds to 40-ish year olds. Will definitely make this again and again."

LoveToMunch User ID: 5612442 97059
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"Kids and adults alike loved this!"

cook4everNlovinit User ID: 5777924 128867
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"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!"

jordie89 User ID: 1323364 146384
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"Excellent! I might use less honey next time, but it was still wonderful. Will definitely make again."

kluesner5 User ID: 4518466 65243
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"Another fantastic recipe. I left mushrooms off for my boys, but my husband and I loved it the way it is. GREAT."

photogirl68 User ID: 5551491 128865
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"My husband said it tasted like a meal you would get in an expensive restaurant!!! It really is awesome!!!"

thetanners2004 User ID: 2297752 97057
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"Great meal and always a crowd pleaser. I do reduce the mustard to 1/4 cup. My family loves this dish!"

jaspertyler User ID: 1942868 154802
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"This was very good. We will make this one again! The sauce was delicious."

cn915 User ID: 5285033 65242
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2010

"My husband loves this recipe!"

JenniP User ID: 895592 206925
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"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!"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 57644
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"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!"

kelsimarie21 User ID: 4878788 129907
Reviewed May. 28, 2010

"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! :)"

gomommygo User ID: 1379244 146353
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"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."

glo58bes User ID: 1072747 206924
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"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."

lizeck User ID: 2156690 154801
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2010

"This was Excellent. My husband loved it and was happy that there were left overs. I will definitely serve this again."

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 66206
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"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:-)"

Deanapaul1 User ID: 497874 146352
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"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."

gomommygo User ID: 1379244 149922
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"Yummy, yummy to my whole family's tummy. All four of my kids liked this one."

Radal User ID: 3163823 61314
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"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. :)"

charmnron User ID: 2657944 63883
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"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"

weedsquatter User ID: 4531086 206923
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"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!"

twinkle8o3 User ID: 1013923 65240
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"Incredible!!! I will definitely make this again! One of the best recipes on this website in my opinion."

Mooster User ID: 3101162 66204
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"I made this last night and my husband really enjoyed it. So simple, but lots of flavor!"

sevenkids User ID: 1154551 129890
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2009

"My family of nine loved it. Beautiful dish without too much fuss."

thankG0d User ID: 3195075 150835
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2008

"This came out really good. My husband said that this chicken tastes like Longhorns topped chicken."

Summerjewl User ID: 2957013 65238
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2008

"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."

laurie_read User ID: 2878433 63882
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"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!"

jtheissen User ID: 2470542 154799
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2008

"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!


elisa User ID: 1925350 150834
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2008


mia2026 User ID: 1265580 77777
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2008

"This is a great recipe and fairly easy to make. I will deffinitly make it again!"

purplekitty User ID: 2371114 128783
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2008

"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.


jverly User ID: 1550144 57643
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2007

"It sounds great! I'm going to make this tonight!"

Cindy Herlocker User ID: 1287114 57640
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2007

"This was absolutely delicious! If you like Alice Springs chicken from Outback restaurant, this is the recipe for you!"

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