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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

 
A simple meal can often be the best! With a few ingredients you likely have on hand you can have a whole and delicious pork tenderloin! Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin is the best way to ensure you have juicy and flavorful meal!
pork tenderloin and carrots on white plate with fork
Pork Tenderloin is a family-friendly meal that goes well with a number of side dishes.  
 
Cooking a Pork Tenderloin in an air fryer requires less oil and less cooking time than traditional methods.  As an added bonus, the air fryer seals in flavors from the spices while the meat is cooking. 
 
Pork sometimes gets a bad rap, but certain cuts are really quite healthy.  Pork is great source of protein as well as numerous vitamins and minerals.  It’s a low-calorie meat that’s packed with B vitamins, phosphorus, zinc, and many other nutrients.  
 
It’s quick.  It’s healthy.  It seals in the flavor.  Why wouldn’t you cook Pork Tenderloin in an air fryer?

spice rub for pork tenderloin

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Pork Tenderloin in your Air Fryer:

  • pork tenderloin
  • olive oil
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • garlic powder
  • chipotle chili powder
  • salt
  • fresh cilantro

If you don’t want spicy pork, leave out the chipotle chili powder or reduce the amount used.

pork tenderloin in an air fryer

How To Make Pork Tenderloin In An Air Fryer…

  1. Mix together olive oil and spices into a paste
  2. Rub over pork and let rest at least 15 minutes or up to 30 minutes in fridge
  3. Place in air fryer basket
  4. Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until pork reaches internal temperature of 145 degrees
  5. Let rest at least 10 minutes then slice before serving

Pork is done when it reaches an internal temp of 145 degrees F.

cooked pork tenderloin on a wood plank with herb garnish

Pro Tips:

Be sure to let the pork tenderloin rest at least 10 minutes before slicing into it to ensure it doesn’t dry out.
 
Serve Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin with Instant Pot Carrots and Blueberry Salad for a meal sure to impress any family member or guest. 
 
Store leftovers in airtight container in fridge up to 3 days or freezer up to 3 months.  Just thaw and reheat to serve up a quick lunch or a dinner on a busy evening.  

pork tenderloin and carrots on white plate with fork

pork tenderloin and carrots on white plate with fork

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

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A simple meal can often be the best! With a few ingredients you likely have on hand you can have a whole and delicious pork tenderloin! Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin is the best way to ensure you have juicy and flavorful meal!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:3 mins
Pressurize:15 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together olive oil and spices into a paste
  • Rub over pork and let rest at least 15 minutes or up to 30 minutes in fridge
  • Place in air fryer basket
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until pork reaches internal temperature of 145 degrees
  • Let rest at least 10 minutes then slice before serving

Notes

  • Pork is done when it reaches internal temp of 145 degrees F.
  • Let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing to ensure it doesn’t dry out
  • Leave out / reduce the chipotle chili powder for less spicy pork
  • Store leftovers in airtight container in fridge up to 3 days or freezer up to 3 months 

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 87kcal

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