Alice Springs Chicken

Chicken breasts topped with honey mustard sauce, sauteed mushrooms, BACON, and cheese – what’s not to love?!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword alice springs chicken, chicken, chicken skillet, one pan meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 865kcal
Author Dana at


  • 4 slices thick cut bacon small diced
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • to taste kosher salt
  • to taste fresh black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder divided
  • 4 ounces mushrooms* sliced
  • 10 ounces Brussel sprouts fresh or frozen, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1/2 cup Colby and Monterey Jack cheese shredded


  • In a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, add the bacon and cook until crispy. Drain the bacon, reserving the fat in the pan. Set the bacon aside for later.
  • Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic powder. Over medium heat in the same pan with the bacon fat, sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown, they do not have to cook through. About 8 minutes. Set the chicken on a pan and set aside.
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and saute until cooked through, they will be slightly golden brown but not mushy. Take them out of the pan, and set aside. Finally, add the Brussel sprouts to the pan and toss in the remaining fat. Add the butter and toss to coat. Season with salt, pepper, and the remaining garlic powder to taste. Let sear until golden brown, about 5 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  • Place the chicken back into the pan with the Brussel sprouts, and place the whole pan into a preheated 350° oven. Cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160°, about 20-25 minutes. 
  • Top the chicken with the honey mustard, sauteed mushrooms, half of the bacon, and the cheese. Sprinkle the remaining bacon over the Brussel sprouts and cook an additional 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted. 


*Use your favorite mushrooms, I used basic white button mushrooms.


Calories: 865kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 253mg | Sodium: 978mg | Potassium: 1752mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1840IU | Vitamin C: 124.4mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 3.7mg