3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

6 slices thick-cut bacon

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste

⅓ cup chopped green onions (for garnish)

Steps to Perfect Alice Springs Chicken:

Preheat: Set your oven to 350°F in preparation for baking.

Prepare the Chicken: Slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise. Season both sides with salt and pepper as per your liking.

Initial Baking: Place the chicken in the oven and let it bake for 25 minutes.

Bacon Time: While the chicken is baking, semi-cook the bacon. It should be cooked enough to render the fat but still retain some softness, not fully crispy.

Bacon Layering: Once the chicken has baked, pull it out of the oven. Slice each bacon piece in half and place two halves on each chicken slice.

Bake Again: Slide the chicken back into the oven for an additional 10 minutes.

Cheese Topping: Bring the chicken out again and sprinkle it generously with the shredded cheese. Place it back in the oven for 5 more minutes until the cheese is nicely melted.

Final Touch: Garnish with freshly chopped green onions right before serving.

Serve this savory dish alongside a fresh salad or your preferred side and enjoy a restaurant-quality meal at home. Remember, homemade always brings a special touch!