Alice Springs Chicken from Outback Steakhouse inspired my brother-in-law Kelly to create Alice Springs Chicken Casserole. I used low-carb Alfredo Sauce to make it a delicious low-carb dinner option! 

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Alice Springs Chicken Casserole finished casserole in baking dish

At Outback Steak House there’s a well know dish called Alice Springs Chicken, named for a town called Alice Springs in the Australian outback. My brother-in-law Kelly re-created this chicken dish at home years ago, and I used his version as the inspiration for Alice Springs Chicken Casserole that I made in the early days of my blog.

Through the years ago I’ve made this a few times and always enjoyed it, but it was the discovery of the low-carb Rao’s Pasta Sauce (affiliate link) with an Alfredo Sauce with only 2 carbs in one-fourth cup that gave me the urge to update this recipe with new photos for the blog. 

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • Dried Sage (affiliate link)
  • Dried Thyme (affiliate link)
  • Onion Powder (affiliate link)
  • brown mushrooms
  • lean ham
  • Rao’s Alfredo Sauce (affiliate link), or other low-carb Alfredo sauce
  • sour cream
  • freshly-grated Parmesan Cheese
  • grated Mozzarella cheese
  • grated Monterey Jack cheese

What is Alice Springs Chicken?

Alice Springs Chicken is a well-know chicken dish from Outback Steakhouse that features chicken breasts topped with bacon, mushrooms, cheese and a creamy honey-mustard sauce. This version uses low-carb Alfredo Sauce to replace the honey-mustard sauce, but it’s still absolutely delicious and easy to make!

Can you make Alice Springs Chicken Casserole without bottled Alfredo Sauce?

If bottled Alfredo sauce is a deal-breaker for you, I think it would be fun to try this with my friend Kim’s Creamy Low-Carb Alfredo Sauce or Creamy Cauliflower Sauce, and any of the options I’ve given for a low-carb sauce would also make this recipe gluten-free.

Want more recipes featuring Rao’s Pasta Sauce?

You can check out Low-Carb Recipes Using Rao’s to see more great ideas using Rao’s. which is the lowest-carb purchased pasta sauce I’ve found.

Alice Springs Chicken Casserole process shots collage

Steps for making Alice Springs Chicken Casserole:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Spray casserole dish with nonstick spray or olive oil. (I used a dish that was 9″ x 12″ but it could have been a bit smaller.)
  2. Trim four large chicken breasts and rub with the dried herbs.
  3. Heat 2 tsp. of the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and barely brown the chicken, just 3-4 minutes per side. (It will cook more in the casserole dish.)
  4. Remove chicken to cutting board and let it cool. When it’s cool enough to handle, cut the chicken lengthwise into thick strips and and layer in the bottom of casserole dish.  
  5. While the chicken cooks, wash mushrooms if needed, thickly slice, add one more teaspoon oil to the pan and cook until the mushrooms are lightly browned. Layer the mushrooms over the chicken in the casserole dish.
  6. Cut ham into cubes, and add the last teaspoon of olive oil and saute the ham in the same frying pan until it’s slightly browned to bring out the flavor. Layer browned ham over the mushrooms.
  7. Mix sour cream and grated Parmesan with the Rao’s Alfredo Sauce (affiliate link).   
  8. Pour the sauce over the chicken, mushrooms, and ham.
  9. Sprinkle with grated Mozzarella and Monterey Jack Cheese, or any white cheese you prefer.
  10. Bake about 20 minutes covered, or until the cheese is mostly melted.
  11. Uncover and bake about 20 minutes more, or until the top is nicely browned. Serve hot.

Alice Springs Chicken Casserole close-up photo

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

Alice Springs Chicken Casserole would be great with low-carb side dishes like Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese or Easy Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Green Onion.

More Tasty Casseroles to Try:

My Favorite Low-Carb and Keto Casserole Recipes ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Low-Carb Ham and Broccoli Casserole au Gratin

The Keto Casseroles You’ve Been Looking For ~ Huffington Post

Low-Carb Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

101 Best Low-Carb and Keto Casserole Recipes~ I Breathe I’m Hungry

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep  where you’ll find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Alice Springs Chicken Casserole close-up photo
Yield: 8 servings

Alice Springs Chicken Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

My brother-in-law Kelly’s version of Alice Springs Chicken from Outback Steakhouse inspired my low-carb version of Alice Springs Chicken Casserole.

Ingredients

  • 4 very large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 pound brown mushrooms, washed and thickly sliced
  • 6 oz. lean ham, diced into cubes
  • 1 fifteen-ounce jar Rao's Alfredo Sauce (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (not needed if you make your own sauce)
  • 1/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan Cheese (not needed if you make your own sauce)
  • 1/2 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Spray casserole dish with nonstick spray or olive oil. (I used a dish that was 9" x 12" but it could have been a bit smaller.)
  2. Trim four large chicken breasts and rub with the dried herbs.
  3. Heat 2 tsp. of the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and barely brown the chicken, just 3-4 minutes per side. (It will cook more in the casserole dish.)
  4. Remove chicken to cutting board and let it cool. When it's cool enough to handle, cut the chicken lengthwise into thick strips and and layer in the bottom of casserole dish.
  5. While the chicken cooks, wash mushrooms if needed, thickly slice, add one more teaspoon oil to the pan and cook until the mushrooms are lightly browned. Layer the mushrooms over the chicken in the casserole dish.
  6. Cut ham into cubes, and add the last teaspoon of olive oil and saute the ham in the same frying pan until it's slightly browned to bring out the flavor. Layer browned ham over the mushrooms.
  7. Mix sour cream and grated Parmesan with the Alfredo Sauce.
  8. Pour the sauce over the chicken, mushrooms, and ham.
  9. Sprinkle with grated Mozzarella and Monterey Jack Cheese, or any white cheese you prefer.
  10. Bake about 20 minutes covered, or until the cheese is mostly melted.
  11. Uncover and bake about 20 minutes more, or until the top is nicely browned. Serve hot.

Notes

If you can't find  Rao's Pasta Sauce (affiliate link), check labels to find the lowest-carb Alfredo sauce you can find. If you want to make your own low-carb sauce you could try Creamy Low-Carb Alfredo Sauce or Creamy Cauliflower Sauce for this recipe.

Recipe inspired by a version of Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken created by my brother-in-law Kelly.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 19gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 970mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 36g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Check the carb count on the Alfredo Sauce if you’re following any type of low-carb diet, or use Creamy Low-Carb Alfredo Sauce or Creamy Cauliflower Sauce to make your own sauce. Even if you use the low-carb Alfredo sauce I recommend or one of those sauces, reduced-fat cheese, and lean ham, this is probably an occasional treat for the South Beach Diet, due to the amount of fat.

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