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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe

I gotta tell ya, this particular air fryer pork tenderloin recipe has altered my social life forever. My grandma used to cook this and I used to watch her in the kitchen while doing homework. I didn’t realize her methods became permanently engraved in my memory until I saw the reaction of my guests last Saturday night.

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How to cook air fryer pork tenderloin

Air frying pork tenderloin is easy with just a few ingredients needed. Season the tenderloin generously and cook in the air fryer for 20 minutes at 375F.

Scroll down below for detailed step by step instructions and bonus tips.

I have only recently started inviting people over to try new recipes since I quit my office job and focused on being a stay at home dad. My guests loved it so much they are inviting themselves over again this Saturday (eye-roll). Don’t get me wrong, I love them but did not expect them to love me back quite so much.

Now that I think about it, they only started inviting themselves over since this recipe. Thus, it must be worth a try for you to make my air fried pork tenderloin at home on the next boring weekend. I can honestly say this recipe is a game-changer, particularly for aspiring homemakers who want a boost in their social life.

What temperature should pork be cooked at?

I cook my pork at 375 degrees fahrenheit in the air fryer, for nine minutes. Believe it or not, this yields the juiciest, melt-in-your-mouth pork tenderloin you can possibly ask for.

Can you cook frozen food in the air fryer?

Yes. Unlike traditional frying, you can cook frozen food in the air fryer by adding three minutes to the regular cooking time you use for defrosted food.

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To cook frozen pork in the air fryer, spray the basket of your air fryer with a non-stick spray for cooking. Any brand will do. Place the frozen pork in the basket and cook this for twelve minutes, flipping them on the halfway mark.

How do I defrost pork tenderloin quickly?

One method for speedily thawing your pork tenderloin is to place this in packaging that is leak-proof. Next, submerge this in a cold-water-filled sink. Every thirty minutes, refill and drain the water.

The length of time it takes to defrost pork tenderloin is affected by its size. On the other hand, you can cook frozen pork tenderloin fairly quickly in your air fryer, as it defrosts food and then cooks it. Just add three minutes to the regular cooking time recommended by your recipe.

What Makes A Good Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe?

Pork tenderloin is the pork’s filet mignon. In other words, it is a very tender, lean piece of pork. you can find pork tenderloin at your favorite butcher shop or the meat section at the grocery. There are a number of methods you can prepare this in an air fryer. It works so well with different spices.

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One great method is to combine the spices mentioned below and follow the procedure. I was more excited than I have ever been after making this air fryer pork tenderloin recipe. The spice flavors are perfect and the meat so juicy– the combination is just scrumptious! If you are sensing tons of excitement from you, you would be correct.

The simplicity of an air fryer plus the mix of spices produces a pork tenderloin dish that is out of this world. The tenderloin will be crisp on the outside and explode with flavor from the very first bite. Being so immersed in the heating element of the air fryer, it is an environment that will inevitably produce the perfect pork tenderloin every time!

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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

Air fried pork tenderloin in 20 minutes

Course Main Course
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 1 piece Pork Tenderloin
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika


  1. In a bowl, combine all the spices.

  2. Use the combined spices to season the pork tenderloin on all sides. Season generously.

  3. Place pork in the air fryer. Cook at 375F for 20 minutes. At halfway point, flip pork.

  4. Before slicing the meat, let them rest for five minutes to redistribute the juices.

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