Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Pork tenderloin is better than ever with air fryer style! Fast and high temperature cooking of the air fryer pork tenderloin makes it brown on the exterior, but still juicy on the inside!

Pork tenderloin is really a great and awesome lean cut of pork. But because of this, you do not wish to overcook it. Over time I’ve found approaches to cook pork tenderloin to ensure that it’s brown externally while still being juicy and delicious on the inside.

When I made this air fryer pork tenderloin, I was more delighted than I’ve ever been about a recipe I’ve made recently. The seasoning rub flavors are just perfect, the pork is really juicy, and the tasty is merely incredible!

Can you feel only a little excitement from me relating to this air fryer pork recipe? 🙂

What is Pork Tenderloin?

If you ever asked yourself, what filet mignon of pork, it is pork tenderloin. It is a very tender and lean piece of pork. It could be made in numerous ways and works great with a wide variety of seasoning mixtures.

Preparing Air-Fryer Pork Tenderloin

Certainly, one of my personal favorite ways to prepare pork recipes is by using a seasoning rub mixture of brown sugar, onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, ground mustard, pepper and salt. And possibly just a splash of cayenne for only a little heat.

The seasoning mix, combined with the simplicity of an air fryer, will create a pork tenderloin you will enjoy not only eating, but sharing with others. The exterior of pork tenderloin will crisp up and the brown sugar will caramelize to make an explosion of flavors.

High speed circulating heat from the air fryer, and being near the heating element, it’s the ideal environment so your pork tenderloin stays juicy and delicious on the inside.

Air fryer pork tenderloin


Air Fryer with the Best Pork Tenderloin Seasoning Rub

This recipe for air fryer pork tenderloin could not be much simpler. I’ve used a medium-sized bowl and combined together with the dry ingredients.

Prior to rubbing the ingredients on the tenderloin, we’ll need to cut off any of the “silver skin”, which is really a thin membrane that’s usually on the exterior area of the pork tenderloin.

You can do this using a sharp knife and just peel it away. After that, coat the pork tenderloin with olive oil and rub in all of the seasoning mix.

Temperature to Cook Pork Tenderloin in Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 F. When the air fryer is heated, keep consistent temperature of 400 F, select air fry, and set the time for 20 – 23 minutes. Most pork tenderloins are often between 1.25 Lbs to 2 Lbs.

For smaller size pork tenderloin, opt for 20 minutes. For bigger size pork, choose 23 minutes. It is suggested to cook pork tenderloin to an interior temperature of 145 F to 160 F.

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Let The Pork Tenderloin Rest After Cooking in Air-Fryer

When the cooking is completed, slowly take away the pork loin from your air fryer and put on a dish or cutting board and allow it to rest for about 3 – 5 min before slicing.

Pork Tenderloin Leftovers

Pork tenderloin leftovers can be kept in an airtight container for up to four days in the fridge. For up to four weeks, freeze slices in small zip-lock bags. Make sure to label the bag with the date.

It’s time to jump into a recipe for this delicious but easy-to-make air fryer pork tenderloin!


  • • Pork tenderloin
  • • 2 Tbsp of brown sugar
  • • 1 Tbsp of smoked paprika
  • • 1.5 tsp of salt
  • • 1 tsp of mustard, ground
  • • 1/2 tsp of onion powder
  • • 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
  • • 1/3 tsp of garlic powder
  • • 1/4 tsp of cayenne powder (if you like)
  • • 1/2 tbs of olive oil

How to make Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe

  • Take all dry ingredients and mix them using a bowl.
  • Take off any excess fat from your pork tenderloin.
  • Next, coat the pork tenderloin using 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. After that, rub the spice mixture nicely on the entire surface of the pork tenderloin.
  • Heat up the air fryer to 400 F. After 5 minutes, slowly put the pork tenderloin into the air fryer and air fry at 400 F for about 20 min. Inside temp of pork ought to be 145 F to around 160F.
  • After air frying is complete, slowly take away the pork tenderloin and move to a cutting board. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Serve with saved juices over the sliced pork tenderloin.

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12 thoughts on “Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe”

  • Trying to use my air fryer for more than reheating pizza. This is the first meat I cooked in it. Perfect!!!! My kids just cleared their plate of pork. Flavor is outstanding. Mine was pre-seasoned. I washed it off and followed your recipe. Juicy juicy juicy. Seriously happy I tried this. Thank you.

  • Amazing! I used erythritiol instead of Brown sugar and the favor was great! I put it on an oven plate this last time and I rescued the juicy favor it was so much better, i’m having this for dinner everyday with beans and caulirice. LOVE IT

  • Wow! This turned out perfect! I used plain paprika instead of smoked. The cayenne gave it the perfect kick. I used a 1 lb pork tenderloin and the 20 mins of cook with 5 rest was perfect. My husband and I loved it. The 4 and 7 year-old kids asked us to cut the crust off and then ate their whole plate and asked for more. We will make this one again! Great recipe.

  • Thanks for posting this recipe! It’s so easy and so good, others were right the pork turns out so moist. We will enjoy this dish often!

    • Hey Cheryl, you’re welcome and I’m glad you’ve liked it. Thanks for the feedback it means a lot to me.

    • Does your fryer have a grate at the bottom that’s removable for cleaning? If it does, you can take out the wire. It’s just for double-layer cooking or dishes that need more airflow on the bottom side.

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