Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin is a delicious barbecue meal without a grill! This quick and easy air fryer recipe only takes 20 minutes. Try and feel the pork tenderloin with brown texture while still juicy on the inside. Life doesn’t get much simpler!

How To Make Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

  • Combine well all dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Cut pork tenderloin and remove silver skin. Rub olive oil and spice mixture all over tenderloin.
  •  Place pork tenderloin in an air fryer basket, bending it if needed for it to fit. Air frying at 400°F for 10 minutes and flip half through. 
  •  Cook until it has reached the desired doneness. Internal temp should be 145° – 160° F. This will take 8-15 more minutes.
  • Once the meat is done, remove pork tenderloin to a cutting board. Let it rest for about five minutes before slicing and serving. This allows some of the juices to reabsorb into the meat and makes the meat juicier.

Tips

  • The cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of your pork. 
  • Remove silver skin: there’s a bit of sinew on the outside of pork tenderloin that ends up tough when cooked. You need to remove it before.

How Long Do You Cook Pork Tenderloin In The Air Fryer?

  • Air frying at 400°F for 10 minutes and flip half through. 
  • Cook until it has reached the desired doneness. Internal temp should be 145° – 160° F. This will take 8-15 more minutes. 

Storing Leftover Pork Tenderloin

If you have leftover pork tenderloin the air fryer works well for heating it up. To reheat you need to slice the meat into medallions. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F, add the pork medallions and let them cook for 3-4 minutes, then serve.

Why Should Use An Air Fryer For Pork Tenderloin?

  • Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin is perfectly seasoned tenderloin that’s juicy and tender on the inside… crispy and delicious on the outside! In less than 30 minutes you have a dinner the whole family will love.
  • Your cooking becomes faster and more efficient with an air fryer. Thanks to the hot circulating air, the outside of the pork tenderloin will crisp up and the brown sugar will caramelize to create a flavor explosion.
  • Flexible and All-In-One kitchen appliances: you can use it to make a diverse variety of foods, such as fry, roast, bake, grill, broil, and stir fry…all in one, in some models. This handy gadget can make pretty much everything, from appetizers to main dishes—and even desserts.
  • Healthier meals without sacrificing taste: This air fryer recipe gives you similar results without a grill.
  • There’s little clean-up and less splattering of oil while cooking.
  • Air Filter: Some air fryers are built with an integrated air filter so your home won’t smell like the deep fat fryer for hours afterward. You can now enjoy your fresh kitchen smell before, during, and after using your air fryer.
  • Heating leftovers: the air fryer is perfect for reheating foods to get a crispy texture such as pizza, chicken tenders, or anything that could use quick crisp without turning on the big oven.
  • Cooking frozen foods: you can really take food straight from the freezer and cook it in the air fryer. Just like that. Here’s our crazy awesome list to get you started with frozen foods in the air fryer.

What Air Fryer Should I Use?

I used the Iconites 6-in-1 7-Quart Air Fryer Oven for this recipe. It has a very large capacity that will let you cook enough food for the entire batch of pork tenderloin. You’ll cook healthy meals using less oil but the same taste of grilling pork. 

This recipe will still work with other air fryers, but you’ll need to adjust the timing for the best results. And depending on the capacity, you may need to run it in batches.

What Size Air Fryer Do I Need?

Depending on your cooking skills and how often you plan to prepare meals, snacks and desserts, the larger air fryer may be the best option for your small or large family. Otherwise, please use this chart as a guide:

Capacity Portions Good for
1.5 to 2.5 liter
1-2 servings
Snacks, sides and mains
3.0 to 6.0 liter
3-4 servings
Snacks, sides, mains and complete meals
6.5 to 12.0 liter
5+ servings
Snacks, sides, mains, complete meals, whole chickens and batch cooking
Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

Directions

Combine well all dry ingredients in a b

Combine well all dry ingredients in a bowl

Rub olive oil and spice mixture all over tenderloin.

Cut pork tenderloin and remove excess fat or gray skin. Rub olive oil and spice mixture all over tenderloin.

Put the pork tenderloin into the basket of the air fryer. If it doesn’t fit while straight, bend it a bit to fit it in.

Place pork tenderloin in an air fryer basket, bending it if needed for it to fit. Air frying at 400°F for 10 minutes and flip half through. 

Cook until it has reached the desired doneness. Internal temp should be 145° – 160° F. This will take 8-15 more minutes.

Cook until it has reached the desired doneness. Internal temp should be 145° – 160° F. This will take 8-15 more minutes.

remove pork tenderloin to a cutting board

Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Save any juices to serve over sliced meat.