Easy Alice Springs Chicken
- Honey Mustard Marinade:
- 1/2 cup grey poupon dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 2 tbsp butter
- salt and pepper
- 8 slices bacon, cooked
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley
Using an electric mixer, combine mustard, honey, 1 1/2 tsp oil and lemon juice in small bowl. Whip mixture for about 30 seconds. Pour about 2/3 marinade over the chicken breasts and marinate them (covered) in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Chill remaining marinade until later.
After the chicken has marinated, preheat oven to 375 degrees. and heat up an ovenproof frying pan (large enough to hold all four breasts) with 1 tsp of oil over medium heat.
Sear chicken in pan for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove the pan from heat, but keep the chicken in the pan. As the chicken is cooking, saute the sliced mushrooms in butter in a small frying pan. Brush each seared chicken breast with a little of the reserved honey mustard marinade (not the portion the chicken marinated in), being sure to save a little extra to serve as a side. Season chicken with salt, pepper and a dash of paprika. Stack two pieces of bacon, crosswise, on each chicken breast. Spoon the sauteed mushrooms on the bacon, being sure to coat each breast evenly.
Spread 1/4 cup monterey jack cheese onto each breast, followed by 1/4 cup of cheddar. Bake the pan of chicken for 7-10 minutes or until the cheese is thoroughly melted and starting to bubble.
Sprinkle each chicken breast with 1/2 tsp parsley before serving. Place extra marinade in small bowl to serve on the side.