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Alice Springs Chicken from Outback Steakhouse, Skinnified!

Have you ever tried this amazing chicken dish? It’s one of the most beloved dinners on Outback’s menu. With bacon, melted cheese and a dreamy mustard sauce, the original Alice Springs chicken recipe from Outback Steakhouse is out of this world.

One problem though–each serving has 756 calories and 47 grams of fat!  The good news is my skinny remake has all the same great flavors and tastes really, really good!

Each serving has 264 calories, 9 grams fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.


Recipe for Alice Springs Chicken from Outback Steakhouse

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook and Bake Time: 25 minutes


4 (1 pound total) boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness, see shopping and prep tips

½ teaspoon seasoning salt, I like Lawry’s

4 slices bacon, see shopping tips

¼ cup yellow or spicy brown mustard (not Dijon)

¼ cup honey

2 tablespoons light mayonnaise, I like Best Food’s (Hellman’s)

2 tablespoons non-fat plain yogurt

½ tablespoons dried onions flakes or 1 tablespoon scallions, chopped (green part only)

1½ teaspoon olive oil

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

¼ cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded


1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with seasoning salt. Let sit for 5 minutes.

2. In the meantime, line a microwave safe plate with several paper towels. Place bacon on top and cover with more paper towels. Cook for about 4 minutes until bacon is crisp. Blot well, cool slightly and crumble. Set aside.

3. Add mushrooms to a small bowl and cook in the microwave for 1 minute to soften. Set aside.

4. In a small bowl, mix together mustard, honey, mayonnaise, yogurt and dried onion flakes or scallions. Set aside.

5. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Add oil and heat. Place chicken in pan and saute over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes per side until browned. Move chicken to an baking dish that has been coated with a little cooking spray.

6. Spread most of the honey mustard sauce over each chicken breast, then layer each piece with the mushrooms, top with the remaining honey mustard sauce, sprinkle each with crumbled bacon. Finally, top each with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.

6. Bake in a 350° oven for about 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and chicken is done.

Makes 4 servings

Shopping Tips

To save time, many supermarkets sell packages of thin cut, boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s. Otherwise, be sure to pound them a bit to make them thinner.

I’ve combed the supermarket shelves looking for one of the leanest regular bacon choices and Oscar Meyer Center Cut Bacon is my favorite, compared to most regular bacon. It’s much lower in fat and calories, 3 slices contain 70 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. Once cooked on paper towels, most of the fat soaks into the paper, not in the bacon, so the fat is further cut down.

Prep Tip
Pound each breast one at a time between two sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap.  Pound to desired thickness, usually 1/4″ with something heavy. Meat mallet if you have it, big can of tomatoes or a rolling pin, if you have one.

Weight Watchers 
(old points) 6
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
264 calories, 9g fat, 3mg chol, 29g prot, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 666mg sod, 18g sugar

FAT FACTS: for 1 serving Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken
759 calories, 47g fat, 205mg chol, 76g prot, 13g carbs, 1g fiber, 1626mg sodiuF

Find more delicious recipes on Nancy Fox’s website, Skinny Kitchen

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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