Created by: HeatherFeather
Created on April 2, 2012
Categories: Comfort Food, Main Dish, Poultry, Chicken, Clone/Copycat Recipes, Budget-Friendly, Small Batch Cooking, Fall/Autumn, Romantic Dinner, Sunday Dinner, Winter, Weeknight Meals, Skillet, Gluten-Free, High Protein, Low Carbohydrate, No Eggs (more)
Copycat Outback Steakhouse's Alice Springs Chicken (Reduced Carbs Version)
"I wanted to try making the famous Alice Springs Chicken recipe from Outback Steakhouse healthier. There are numerous variations of this recipe all over the internet; this is my take on it. This makes just enough for two dieters - or just one portion for someone not on a diet. I used Emeril's Honey Mustard, which has fewer carbs than typical recipes calling for honey. If you want to reduce the carbs even further, just use plain Dijon mustard instead."
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Prep Time: 2hPT2H
Cook Time: 25mPT25M
I have no idea if this is anything like what they serve at Outback or not, but it is certainly amazing! Easy to make, diabetic-friendly, and incredibly tasty...what more could I want? I did double the bacon, because it's bacon, and used fresh.... Read more
- 2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, pounded flat (3-4 ounces)
- 2 bacon slices, cooked
- 2 cheddar cheese slices (good quality Cheddar cheese deli slices)
- 1/2 to 1 cup sliced mushrooms, sliced (fresh)
- 2 to 3 teaspoons oil (olive oil, or as needed)
- Seasoned salt or Mrs Dash, to taste
- Paprika, to taste
- FOR THE MARINADE
- 1/2 cup honey mustard (Emeril's Smooth Honey) or Dijon Mustard
- 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (cut off a wedge and squeeze)
- 3/4 teaspoon oil (canola oil)
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Make sure your chicken breasts are trimmed of any visible fat and have been pounded flat; place chicken in a reseal-able container.
Combine marinade ingredients (mustard, lemon juice, and oil) and pour over the chicken.
Seal container and shake until the meat has been thoroughly coated; place bag in refrigerator to marinate at least 2 hours (or overnight).
When you are ready to cook the chicken, preheat oven to 375F.
Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp oil.
When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms and a sprinkling of either seasoned salt or Mrs Dash; stir and cook until mushrooms have softened, about 5-10 minutes; remove using a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add another 1-2 tsp of oil to the same skillet and heat over medium-high.
Drain the chicken slightly and discard remaining marinade; Add the chicken to the skillet and cook about 2 minutes on one side, seasoning to taste with some seasoned salt or Mrs Dash and a pinch of paprika.
Flip the chicken over, continue cooking another 1-2 minutes to brown the bottom.
Top each piece of chicken with bacon, mushrooms, and a slice of cheese, then place into the oven to continue cooking another 5-7 minutes, or until the meat is fully cooked and no longer pink.
- Serving Size: 1 (272.5 g)
- Calories 552.5
- Total Fat - 35.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 16.1 g
- Cholesterol - 199.7 mg
- Sodium - 2110.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
- Sugars - 1.3 g
- Protein - 51.7 g
- Calcium - 1066.7 mg
- Iron - 2.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 3.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg