Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

Recreating the Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken at home is a delightful experience. This dish, with its tender chicken, crispy bacon, and melty cheddar cheese, topped with fresh green onions, brings a restaurant-quality meal to your dining table. I tried this recipe for a family weekend dinner, and it was a hit! The combination of simple yet flavorful ingredients creates a dish that’s both comforting and indulgent. Whether you’re a fan of Outback Steakhouse or just looking for a delicious chicken recipe, this Alice Springs Chicken is sure to satisfy your cravings.


  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ⅓ cup chopped green onions for garnish


  1. Oven Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Preparing the Chicken: Slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Baking the Chicken: Place the seasoned chicken in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Cooking the Bacon: While the chicken is baking, partially cook the bacon until the fat is rendered but it’s not yet crispy.
  5. Adding Bacon to Chicken: Remove the chicken from the oven. Cut each bacon slice in half and place the strips on top of each chicken piece. Return to the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Adding Cheese: Take the chicken out again, top each piece with shredded cheese, and bake for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Garnishing: Garnish with chopped green onions before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 6 servings (half a breast per serving)

Calories per Serving: Approximately 400-450 calories (Varies based on the size of chicken breasts and amount of cheese and bacon used)

Preparation Time

Total Time: About 50 minutes (10 minutes for preparation and 40 minutes for cooking)

Additional Tips

  1. Cheese Varieties: Experiment with different types of cheese like mozzarella or a blend for varied flavors.
  2. Bacon Crispiness: Adjust the cooking time of the bacon based on how crispy you prefer it.
  3. Serving Suggestion: Serve with a side of mashed potatoes or a fresh salad for a complete meal.
  4. Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  5. Customization: Feel free to add mushrooms or honey mustard sauce for an extra twist.

FAQ Section

  1. Q: Can I use turkey bacon instead?
    A: Yes, turkey bacon can be a healthier alternative, though it may not render as much fat.
  2. Q: Can I grill the chicken instead of baking?
    A: Absolutely, grilling will add a nice smoky flavor.
  3. Q: What can I use instead of cheddar cheese?
    A: Try Colby Jack or Monterey Jack for a different taste.
  4. Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time?
    A: You can cook the chicken and bacon ahead of time and assemble and bake before serving.
  5. Q: Is there a low-fat version of this recipe?
    A: Use low-fat cheese, lean chicken breasts, and reduce the amount of bacon.
  6. Q: How do I know when the chicken is fully cooked?
    A: The chicken is done when its internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  7. Q: Can I add a sauce to this recipe?
    A: Honey mustard sauce can be a great addition.
  8. Q: How can I make this gluten-free?
    A: This recipe is naturally gluten-free, but always check your bacon and cheese for additives.
  9. Q: Can I use bone-in chicken?
    A: It’s best to use boneless for even cooking and ease of eating.
  10. Q: Can I add vegetables to the dish?
    A: Yes, vegetables like bell peppers or asparagus can be added for extra nutrition.