Sherry’s Aussie Chicken

I absolutely can not take credit for this recipe.  It comes from my friend Sherry, and I did cartwheels the day I saw it!  The Outback Steakhouse is my all-time favorite restaurant, never mind that it’s an hour away and we only get there about once a year.  When we do go, I order the Alice Springs Chicken.  Every.  Single.  Time.

Sherry’s recipe?  Nearly identical to my beloved Alice Springs Chicken.  In fact, my husband claims that it is better.  Here’s how I make it.

photo credit: For the Mommas


Recipe updated 12/20/11

 

 

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  1. Mmmmmm….bacon. Bacon, bacon, bacon!!!

    That is all. :)

    Oh, and I love this recipe too. You’re the one that got me hooked on Alice Springs Chicken.

    • wondering. did u use 4 whole chicken breast cut in half or just 4 halves.

      • guess what i am asking is did u end up with 8 pieces of chicken or 4? i made this and just loved it, used 4 pieces of chicken picture looks like 8 pieces? help

        • guess what, read down on the post and guess i wasnt the only one questiong the amount of chicken. got my answer sry to have bothered u thanks for the receipe, i loved it. company dish for sure

    • I made this tonight, and it was AWESOME! My daughter and I both love Alice Springs Chicken at Outback, and this is so close to it! It’s so easy, too! This is a definite keeper. Thanks!

    • Just made it tonight! Artery clogging, but very delicious! My kids loved it!!!!!

  2. Yum! I’m totally bookmarking this to make next time I need a chicken dish! :)

  3. LOL! Bacon!! :D Thank you for sharing the recipe! GLad you enjoy it as much as we do! :D

  4. Yay! This is one of my husband’s favorite meals out. He used to get steak all the time at Outback and then learned he was over the Coast Guard weight limits and switched to chicken. He loves this one. I think I’ll make it for him when he comes home from 2 weeks away at school.

  5. I LOVE this recipe — I spied it on Sherry’s blog last year, and it’s made numerous appearances at our place. Yum.

  6. First I had to laugh because I, too, love the Alice Springs chicken. So yum! But I always get made fun of because people don’t get why I order chicken at a place known for its steak. Oh well.

    Anyways I am going to print this recipe out but it looks delicious and my family will actually it. lol

  7. that looks so good! Trying to figure away to adapt it for dairy allergic daughter. I can’t wait to try it.

  8. This recipe is a keeper for sure! We just had it for supper last night and there’s not a single bite left around this place.

    I must confess that I am one of those people who orders steak at Outback, though. I don’t have a side of beef around here so a good steak always appeals to me when I’m out! ;)

  9. We also go to Outback once a year. For my b-day. And I order the same thing every single time. :-) They have the best chocolate sauce there! I asked if they sold it, but alas, they do not.

  10. This sounds an awful lot like one of my favorite recipes, which I served when we announced to both sets of parents 3+ years ago that we were expecting. But my version has mushrooms, too. :>) Yum!

  11. That looks soooooooo goood!!!!!!

  12. That looks terrific and it’s naturally gluten free! I will make this soon. I need a new chicken recipe and I just picked up some bacon. :-)

    Shirley

  13. I love Outback’s Alice Springs Chicken (I order it most of the time too :) Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  14. That looks SO good!

  15. Mrs Green says:

    Whilst this looks really yummy, I would love to know how it is ‘Aussie’ chicken… it is nothing like anything i’ve ever seen in my lifetime.
    I don’t know many Aussies that eat mustard like that :-)

    • I have no idea. Here in landlocked Kansas we just know good food, not whether it’s authentic. ;) The name came from the Australian-themed Outback Steakhouse that is super popular here.

  16. Um thank you Mrs Green. This is NOT Australian! Nor is Outback Steakhouse. I would be eternally grateful if they would rename this recipe and for that matter the Outback Steakhouse too. In case you haven’t guessed I am Australian!

  17. I made this last night and my daughter & son-in-law, who are real foodies, loved it. I hate mustard so I always use equal parts of bearnaise sauce & French salad dressing. I served it on fine china plates & lit candles & it felt like restaurant dining. Thanks to Sherry, this delicious recipe is a keeper in this Aussie household!

  18. this looks yummy but it looks like there is more then 4 chicken breasts in the pic?

    • I needed more that night because I was feeding a crowd. Simply adjust the amount of ingredients to make a bigger batch.

      • When you indicate 4 chicken breasts, do you mean four chicken breast halves or four whole chicken breasts which would make 8 halves?

        Thanks – [ Jeff ]

  19. Michelle K says:

    This looks delish! I’ll just need to swap out the mushrooms for something else.

  20. Hi, what type of mustard do you use in this dish?

  21. Cindy Reinhart says:

    What type or brand of seasoning salt did you use? I have not used seasoning salt before…Thanks.

  22. Rebecca says:

    Tried this recipe out tonight and it was a HUGE hit! Thanks so much for posting this! :)

  23. MelBellaSam says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! This is one of the items on our wedding menu and it sounds good but we’ve never had it and they wouldn’t give us the recipe to try it at home. I can’t wait to see if it’s as good as it sounds!

    • Oh, good! I hope you like it!

      • MelBellaSam says:

        Well, I didn’t try it. I ate a few mushrooms off of my daughters plate and it was great. Bacon and cheese flavored mushrooms. HaHa, that’s a dream come true in my household. My Fiancée loved it. He ate all of it but 1 bowl himself in 2 days. Thanks so much!!

  24. Christie says:

    Made this Sunday for Mother’s day when I realized at 2 PM I’d forgotten to thaw the pork roast from the freezer and needed something yummy for my mom and dad, mother in law, and grandmother-in-law for dinner.
    I am so so so thankful for my forgetful memory!! This was amazingly good! Everyone loved it…and have already asked me to make it again. My husband and I don’t like mushrooms, so I just left one end mushroomless. I actually used a lot more mushrooms than the recipe said, too–the entire 10 oz. container from the produce department–and my husband’s mushroom loving grandmother was thrilled.
    Thanks so much for saving my Mother’s Day!!!

  25. Hi! I just had to say this recipe is wonderful!! Thanks for posting it…I made it last night (with chicken tenderloin pieces since I was out of chicken breasts) and it came out delicious and moist. And anything with bacon is always a winner. ;-) Thanks. :-)

  26. I just wet my pants I’m so excited to try this!

  27. Kimberly Olson says:

    Is it 2 TBSP or 2 tsp of mayo! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

  28. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!! This is my all time favorite from there regardless if it is a steakhouse!! I cannot wait to try this.
    Just a quick question…whay honey mustard (dipping sauce) do you use to get the same taste as Outback??

    • I make my own. You’ll find it in the recipe. The secret is mayo. ;)

      • I looked through this to find the honey mustard recipe-I didn’t read it real well but so excited because I really want one that tastes just like it! So excited to try this!!

        • John Barleycorn says:

          Outback honey mustard is 4 parts mayo 1.5 parts honey and 1 part grey poupon.

        • “In a small bowl, mix the mustard, honey, mayo and dried onion flakes.”

          ^^^^ This is the honey mustard from the recipe. Use part for cooking and part for serving. Just don’t double dip. After you make it, split it into two bowls if you have to.

  29. Shannon Krause says:

    Deeeeelish! My family loved this dish!

  30. So – this is my favorite dish there too – however, I absolutely can not work with mayo – it makes me physically ill to even look at it. I don’t mind eating things that have it in it as long as I don’t see it go in or it’s not overly mayo-ish (like plain mayo and I would NEVER work). That being said – could I just use a honey mustard sauce that I bought? Would it be similar-ish? Thanks!

    • I think the mayo makes all the difference, but if you can’t hack it… maybe try just a honey mustard. It won’t be the same at all, but it might be good enough.

    • I know this is an old post – but I feel the same about mayo (yuck) so I used a store bought honey mustard and it was still delicious!

  31. They Are AMAZING

  32. This look great! Unfortunately I can not stand honey. Do you think this would taste okay without it? Maybe I could add more bacon (because everything tastes better with more bacon, right?)

    • Hmmm, I wouldn’t make it without the honey, because it would change the flavor too much and I like the flavor as is. ;) The mustard definitely needs a sweetness to it.

  33. I made this last night and OMG it was delicious. Only a couple things I’ll do different nexxt time is 1) cover it for the first 15 minutes. The cheese and bacon got a little bit dry. 2) Not cook the bacon until crisp, I think that may have attibuted to it being a little dry as well, since it then got baked after already being crispy. Definitely a keeper though!!

    • I’ve found, too, that the cheese melts better and is less “crispy” if I shred it myself instead of buying the pre-shredded.

  34. I just made this for my husband and father in law tonight. They LOVED it! I only had turkey bacon and had everything else except for mushrooms, but it was still fantastic. I really can’t stand mayo, but I couldn’t even taste it. I didn’t even bother measuring out the honey, but I will definitely make more next time. Thanks for this recipe, my husband wants this again very soon!

  35. Also! I forgot to brown the chicken and didn’t realize it until right before I stuck it in the oven :( I just kept it in there for 15 more minutes and it still came out fine.

  36. Do you think I could prepare this meal the night before and bake the next day?

  37. Made it again and browned the chicken this time… tweaked the sauce a little bit and it was SOOOO much better!

  38. tonya black says:

    was wondering, does this taste like mustard, i want a variety of chicken recipes for the family, and i look up alot of recipes to try, this looks great but i dont like mustard tatste, also if i can ask, i see lots of chicken recipes with lemon,, does the lemon make chicken sour tatste and taste like lemons lol

    • It has a faint mustard taste, but faintly sweet, too… hard to describe! I don’t have any lemon chicken recipes, but I wouldn’t think it would taste sour.

  39. I also am a HUGE fan of the Alice Springs Chicken and refuse to eat anything else when i go, which isn’t often enough. I make this all the time and my family LOVES it. I had to learn to make it because we all love it so much. I aked a Chef friend of mine one day what was in it and he told me how to make it. The only difference is i buy Honey Mustard Dressing already made. If you are going to buy it already made just make sure It is “Dressing” NOT sauce. Thank you for posting this, it just lets me know i have been doing it right all theses years.

  40. Made this the other night & it was AMAZING!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  41. Found this through Pinterest and had it for supper tonight. So good! It got a “mmmm” with the first bite. After I tasted the honey mustard sauce I made an extra batch to keep around the house. And I don’t even like honey mustard.

  42. Made this tonight, it was really good, thank you for sharing! yum!

  43. yummm….I added mushrooms on half for me and and French’s french fried onions on the other half for my family who doesn’t like mushrooms….turned out delish.

  44. It’s my favorite dish at Outback. As soon as I read it (Pinterest) I immediately went to the freezer to take out my chicken and bacon. I’ve made the sauce already. I didn’t have dried onion flakes, so I crushed Durkee fried onions for today. Sauce is still good though I can tell the dried onion will be even better. I am excited to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Sister that cooks says:

    This was amazing!!! My husband said this is his new favorite chicken dish. My 11 year old daughter loved it too. I now have to make extra so there are leftovers for my family. Thanks for this great recipe! Everyone needs to try it!!

  46. This was unbelievable! We used turkey bacon, and I filleted three chicken breasts. We substituted Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise. And I added some garlic to the honey mustard sauce. It was awesome!

  47. Made this tonight for the 4 of us. We all enjoyed it, but what really impressed me was the fact that my 13 year old very picky eater said “This chicken is soooo good” Will be making again :)

  48. Charlotte says:

    Oh, wow this was fantastic! I made it for dinner last night and everyone raved about it. Thanks for sharing. My best friend shared with me the official Outback honey mustard recipe and it is as follows:

    3/4 cup mayo, 1/8 cup Grey Poupon, and 1/4 cup honey – stir and enjoy!

    It tasted just like the dipping sauce that is served at Outback.

  49. Made it tonight! I loved it. I basically fried my chicken w bacon, cut it to ensure it was done. I love the sauce. I will use more next time. not required, just me ;). Thanks so much for sharing!

  50. It’s even good if you don’t have mushrooms and don’t bake it with bacon! I had bacon drippings in the fridge, so I did brown the chicken in bacon grease, but I just put the honey mustard on top and baked it and it was still delicious. I can only imagine it’s even better with the bacon and mushrooms…maybe another time when I have a little more time and a content little kiddo! :) Thanks for sharing!

  51. making this tonight…can i use any other chesse??? don’t have colby/jack?

  52. Making a cheater version of this tonight for first day of school supper! I had cooked chicken, skipping the bacon (boo! I know!) and pulling a bag of rice from freezer, plus leftover peas. :)

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