Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alice Springs Chicken


No doubt, that after the Blooming Onion, this dish comes in a close second, as the most popular dish at the well known place called the OUTBACK. I know that it is my favorite dish! And because we do not go out to dinner all that often, (With a big family it tends to get pricey). I have decided to come up with my own version and make it at home.
I saute the onions and mushrooms in a separate pan, because there are only a couple of us who will eat the dish with them.

This dish is super easy to make. I fry up a bunch of turkey bacon and keep it on hand. It can be high in salt, so if you have high blood pressure, you might want to stick with the original bacon. I serve mine with some good garlic smashed potatoes and a side of steamed veggies. And I take the leftover maarinade that I didn't use and place it in a small dish in the side.



ALICE SPRINGS CHICKEN
INGREDIENTS

4 skinless, boneless breast halves
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 c. sliced mushrooms (10-12)
1 small onion, sliced
2 Tbsp. butter
Salt & pepper (to taste)
8 slices Turkey bacon, cooked
1 c. Low Fat Monterey Jack /Cheddar mixed cheese, shredded
2 tsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
Marinade:
1/2 c. Dijon mustard
1/2 c. honey
1 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS
**To make marinade:in small bowl, combine mustard, honey, oil and lemon juice; whip about 30 seconds.
**Pour about 2/3 of marinade in a ziploc bag with chicken. Marinate in refrigerator about 2 hours. Chill and reserve unused marinade.
**After marinating chicken discard used marinade, preheat oven to 375° F.
**Heat ovenproof frying pan (large enough to hold chicken) and 1 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. **Sear chicken for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Remove pan from heat. Keep chicken in pan.
**While chicken is cooking, saute mushrooms and onions in butter in small skillet. Brush each seared breast with a little reserved marinade (still save some to serve on the side). Season chicken with salt, pepper and dash of paprika.
**Place 2 pieces of cooked bacon on chicken in an X fashion. Spoon sauteed mushrooms evenly over bacon. Spread 1/4 c. Jack cheese over bacon; follow with 1/4 c. cheddar.
**Return to oven for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to bubble. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Serve with remaining honey-mustard marinade. Serves 4.

2 Others Say::

suburbangrandma said...

Your Alice Springs Chicken looks FANTASTIC!!! I would have to use the real bacon, as the turkey bacon is not my fiend yet.

Pamela said...

Though I rarely go to Outback, I always order this dish when I go. Love the honey mustard that comes with it. Your dish looks like the real deal!