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  • Cheesy Bacon Chicken with Mustard Sauce

    filed under: Food + Drink on March 29, 2016

    This is my simple version of Outback Steakhouse’s Alice Springs Chicken except without mushrooms. Cheesy Bacon Chicken with a seriously amazing homemade Honey Mustard sauce is a dinnertime winner!

    Kickin up dinnertime... the chicken is a crowd pleaser!

    This sauce is a crowd pleaser… full of flavor and the perfect compliment to a well-seasoned chicken breast.

    I highly recommend making this dish in a cast iron skillet or iron skillet or enamel fry pan. (both being oven safe)

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    I don't even like mustard and I was spooning this Honey Mustard sauce over my chicken like it was going out of style!

    Cheesy Bacon Chicken with Mustard Sauce

    I don't even like mustard and I was spooning this Honey Mustard sauce over my chicken like it was going out of style!

        Ingredients

        Mustard Marinade

        • 1/2 c mustard (yellow)
        • 1/2 c honey
        • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
        • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

        Chicken

        • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
        • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
        • 1 tsp. salt
        • 1 tsp. pepper (McCormick\'s Peppercorn Medley Grinder works amazing)
        • 8 slices bacon, cooked
        • 2 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese

        Instructions

        Marinade

        1. In a medium bowl, combine mustard, honey, oil, and lemon juice. Using a fork or small whisk, mix for about 30 seconds or until all ingredients are well mixed.

        Bacon

        1. Place 8 pieces of bacon on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. When bacon is done (slightly crispy but not burnt, you will be baking it more later) remove from oven and set aside to cool. (This can be done well in advance)

        Chicken

        1. Place chicken breasts on a large plate or small baking dish. Pour 2/3 of the marinade over the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 2 hours.
        2. Chill the remaining marinade until later.
        3. When you are ready to prepare the chicken, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
        4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
        5. Place skillet on stove over medium-high heat and pour in oil. Cook the chicken in the pan for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. (seared- you will be baking it more)
        6. Turn heat off and remove skillet.
        7. Brush each seared chicken breast with a little of the reserved extra honey mustard marinade, being sure to save a little extra that you can serve on the side later with the dish.
        8. Stack two pieces of cooked bacon on each chicken breast.
        9. Spread 1/2 cup of Monterey Jack cheese into each breast.
        10. Bake the skillet of chicken for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is thoroughly melted and chicken juices run clear.
        11. Put extra honey mustard marinade into a small bowl to serve on the side.

        Recipe slightly adapted from Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken.

        One thing to note in this recipe is timing. You do need to marinate the chicken, so I would plan on preparing the Honey Mustard Marinade in the morning or early afternoon. If you need to you can also prepare the marinade the night before and marinate overnight.

        I chose to use only Monterey Jack cheese but you can also add cheddar.

        I don't even like mustard and I was spooning this Honey Mustard sauce over my chicken like it was going out of style!

        I am telling you… this Cheesy Bacon Chicken with Mustard Sauce is AHmazing. I like to serve this chicken with green beans and then pour some of the sauce over the beans as well.

        You can also use a store-bought Honey Mustard dressing to save time. 🙂

        Dinnertime just got AWESOME. My kids flip for this! (and will actually eat their vegetables when I pour the sauce on them!)

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        Comments

        I wake up to folgers every morning!

        Looks great I am going to try this dish

        Can I use a different type of mustard?

        This is lovely, I should try it out!

        Looks so delicious!!!!

        this was divinely delicious mmmmmm such a winner in my house 🙂 thanks for sharing

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