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Pork Tenderloin Air Fryer Recipe

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
5 — Votes 2 votes

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This air fryer pork tenderloin is BIG on flavor and takes less than 30 minutes to pull together!

Sliced, spiced pork tenderloin on an epicurean cutting board.

You can! This recipe was actually created for Cassy’s third book, Cook Once Dinner Fix, as a traditional, oven-baked pork tenderloin – it’s actually my favorite meal in the book! When Cassy was noodling on the recipe for this air fryer pork tenderloin (Should it be marinated? Or would a dry rub be better?), my mind immediately went to this heavily seasoned stunner of a pork tenderloin recipe! Though the seasoning is the same, the cooking method is totally different – it’s less involved and still absolutely delicious!

Air Fried Pork Tenderloin Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe. If you want to make more than one pork tenderloin at a time (meal prep, anyone?!), feel free to double or even triple the seasoning recipe.

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  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • ½ tablespoon of dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 1 1-pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil

How To Cook Pork Tenderloin in Air Fryer

The process is every bit as easy as it sounds – the hardest part is simply measuring and mixing the spices! Step-by-step directions:

Hand pouring plate of spices into a glass bowl.
Spiced pork tenderloin being placed into an air fryer basket with a pair of tongs.
Hand coating pork tenderloins in spices in a glass bowl.
Air fried pork tenderloin in air fryer basket.
  1. Preheat – preheat the air fryer to 400°F. 
  2. Whisk together the spices – in a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, brown sugar, oregano, paprika, cinnamon, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Rub – rub the spice mixture over the pork tenderloin.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil – drizzle the pork tenderloin with olive oil, and then pat the spices and olive oil onto the tenderloin so that it forms a paste.
  5. Air fry – air fry the pork tenderloin for 16-17 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  6. Let rest – let the cooked pork rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

What temperature do you cook a pork tenderloin in the air fryer?

Your pork tenderloin will cook at 400°F in the air fryer.

How long to cook pork tenderloin in the air fryer?

Cook your pork tenderloin in the air fryer for 16-17 minutes. Once the time is up, be sure to check the internal temperature (using a meat thermometer) to make sure that the pork is 145°F. 

Q Can you cook a pork tenderloin from frozen in an air fryer?
A

What a great question! I haven’t actually tried it, but a quick Google search says YES, YOU CAN! You won’t be able to rub your pork tenderloin with the spice rub (it won’t stick if the pork is frozen), but you can absolutely still cook a pork tenderloin from frozen if you’re in a pinch. My recommendation would be starting at 25 minutes, and checking the pork tenderloin doneness from there (adding more time if needed). If you still want to season your pork tenderloin, remove it halfway through cooking, rub with seasoning, then cook for the remaining time.

Q How long do you cook a frozen tenderloin in the air fryer?
A

See above! I’d start with 25 minutes at 400°F and add 2-3 minutes at a time (if needed) from there.

Q How does the time or temperature change for cooking sliced pork tenderloin in air fryer?
A

This recipe calls for cooking the pork tenderloin whole, then slicing after cooking. We recommend this cooking method to maintain the most moisture in the meat.

White plate with sliced pork tenderloin and a side of rice sprinkled with green herbs on a grey and white marble surface with gold silverware with a red and white striped linen draped in the corner.

Storing Air Fried Pork Tenderloin

Store any leftover pork tenderloin in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

How to Reheat Pork Tenderloin in Air Fryer

Reheat slices of pork tenderloin in the air fryer for a few minutes at a time! Start with 3 minutes at 400°F and add on a minute or two at a time after that, if needed.

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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

By: Cassy Joy Garcia
5 — Votes 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 17 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
This air fryer pork tenderloin is BIG on flavor and takes less than 30 minutes to pull together!

Ingredients  

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • In a small bowl, stir together chili powder, brown sugar, oregano, paprika, cinnamon, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Rub the spice mixture over the pork tenderloin.
  • Drizzle the pork tenderloin with olive oil, and then pat the spices and olive oil onto the tenderloin so that it forms a paste.
  • Air fry the pork tenderloin for 16-17 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  • Let the cooked pork rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin
Amount per Serving
Calories
173
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6.4
g
10
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.4
g
9
%
Cholesterol
 
73.7
mg
25
%
Sodium
 
410.4
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
4.5
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1.4
g
6
%
Sugar
 
2.4
g
3
%
Protein
 
24.3
g
49
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Eilia says

    Eilia —  09/15/2022 At 15:30

    5 stars
    I just made this. WOW so easy to do and amazingly flavorful, juicy and delicious! I used two 1 pound tenderloins, so increased the olive oil a bit to make the rub easier to get all over them. They were fresh out of the fridge cold and pretty thick in the middle so ended up going for 22 minutes total. Amazing!!! Will definitely be keeping this recipe to make again.

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  09/19/2022 At 19:38

      We are so glad that this recipe was a hit, Eilia! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. -Team FF.

  2. Megan says

    Megan —  09/16/2022 At 09:02

    This was really good, but it took waaaay longer than 16 minutes in my air fryer. I cooked it at 400, but had to add 10 minutes about 4 more times 🙁

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  09/19/2022 At 19:43

      Oh no! We haven’t run into that problem with this recipe and are so sorry that you did! The cook time will definitely vary if it is a really thick pork tenderloin. -Team FF

  3. Jill says

    Jill —  10/03/2022 At 19:45

    I don’t have an air fryer. Can I use the oven? How long would I cook it at 400 degrees?

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