Texas Butter Recipe Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenderloins

Bacon Pillow Tendies

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep: 20 minutes
Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Adjustable Servings: 2
Calories: 1434 kcal

Chicken tenders rubbed in Texas Butter Biddy and wrapped in bacon accompanied with an avocado dip that surprised us all.

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Chicken Tendie Pillows

  • 1 lb Chicken Tenderloin 6-8
  • 2 tbs Biddy
  • 12 oz Bacon

Avocado/Blue Cheese Sauce

  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbs Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbs Sour Cream or Irish Salsa
  • 4 oz Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Blue Cheese

The Build

Chicken Tenderloins

  1. Cut the white tendon out about an inch up.

  2. I don't mess around with trying to hold it to remove tendon.
  3. Just cut straight down on both sides of tendon then parallel to remove. You'll have a rectangle in the fat part of tendie
  4. Just my preference but if you have slick side up usually there is a semi transparent film (don't know what it's called). I pull that off, it's slight but I can tell when it's there when eating. It's not as gross as the tendon.

  5. I season with our stuff Biddy but whatever tickles you fancy. It's got bacon.


  1. Let go to room temp.
  2. If it's thick I will roll it on cutting board with a jar. This will get the bacon crispier but not necessary.

The Pillow Construction

  1. Start bacon wrap at fat side of tendie and roll like candy cane slightly overlapping.

  2. I lay bacon on board and roll tendies like a cubano cigar.
  3. When wrapped sometimes I will pin end of bacon w/ toothpick in at an angle.
  4. You can also lay the pillow down so that the end is on bottom to avoid toothpicks.

  5. If you want you can roll in your favorite pepper. Either or is great.

  6. I like to cook long on charcoal to side of heat. Your setup will vary.
  7. A solid temp in oven is 350 for 30 minutes. Check bacon done-ness and flip if if you want all around crispy. In my oven it will be another 15 to 20 minutes.

Avocado/Blue Cheese Sauce

  1. If you are using Irish Salsa skip the sour cream

  2. In bowl smash avocado as much as you can with pinch of salt.
  3. Add heavy and sour cream.
  4. Whip until you get desired consistency.
  5. Stir in Blue Cheese.
  6. I make sauce while pillows are cooking.


We normally cook long on charcoal to side of heat. Your setup will vary.

Blue Cheese crumbled to your perfect size. We do about 1/4" or smaller.


➕ Nutrition - About

Hay yall! Don’t be afraid to adjust or substitute ingredients to your taste. None of these recipes came from a written measured recipe. They are made, noted, measured on the fly, then pumped up here when time permits. If you don’t have any Texas Butter I guess we’ll overlook it if you use what’s in your pantry. Be sure to ask how something turned out or you have questions. Expect grammar errors, these are not checked much. Well, in general I can’t spell worth a crap. Thanks – Shawn

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Pillow Tendies
Amount Per Serving (355 g)
Calories 1434 Calories from Fat 1098
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 122g 188%
Saturated Fat 41g 205%
Cholesterol 321mg 107%
Sodium 2377mg 99%
Potassium 1133mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 68g 136%
Vitamin A 21.9%
Vitamin C 12.1%
Calcium 17.8%
Iron 20.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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