Better Than Alice’s Chicken

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For years my dad has referred to Outback Steakhouse as Outhouse. It’s quite awesome…mainly because the least appetizing thing in the world may be the thought of the sights and smells which coincide with the word Outhouse…and yet we are speaking of a pretty darn good place to get your grub on. The atmosphere, the blooming onions, a multitude of steak selections. While I know that it seems almost sacrilegious to eat anything BUT the steak at Outback….I absolutely love their Alice Spring’s Chicken dish. The bacon, the cheese, the mushrooms….what more can you ask for?!? I haven’t been to Outback in years…and to be perfectly honest, I cannot recall all of the components that make up that wonderful dish. That did not stop me from trying to make something similar at home. The fifty billion pins on Pinterest mention a honey mustard type sauce to be used, and that may very well be accurate. I decided to try something else…and boy am I glad I did! To me…it’s even better than Alice’s chicken! First thing you need to do is cook up your bacon. I cooked 8 strips…2 for me to eat while cooking and 6 for the recipe. Come on…you do it too. When the bacon is done, reserve some of the bacon grease for later on. I said this recipe is good….not healthy! After seasoning your chicken with the spices, cook them in the bacon grease until cooked through about 5-6 minutes per side. Remove and keep warm tented under some foil.

In same skillet, saute your mushrooms for about 2 minutes. Remove, place chicken back in pan, Top with mushrooms, bacon (I used 2 slices per chicken breast), salsa, and cover in cheeses.  Let cheese melt into gooey-ness and serve!

Better Than Alice's Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 6 Strips Bacon
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Tbsp Season Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 8 oz. Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Cheddar or Colby Jack shredded
  • 1 cup salsa


  • Cook bacon in large skillet reserving 2 Tbsp of the grease.
  • Combine all the spices and season the chicken with mixture on both sides.
  • Cook chicken in the reserved grease over medium high heat until cooked through..5-6 minutes per side.
  • Remove chicken from the pan and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • In same skillet, saute mushrooms for 2 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • Place chicken back in skillet and top with mushrooms, bacon (2 strips per), salsa and cheese.
  • Reduce heat to low and cover. Allow everything to melt together..about 2-3 minutes.

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