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Close up side view of slices of pork tenderloin on a wooden board.

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin is juicy and tender with an easy herb and spice seasoning. It requires minimal prep time and it’s ready in just 25 minutes in the air fryer!


Ingredients

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  • 2 pork tenderloins 
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes on 400F.
  2. Arrange the pork on a clean work surface and use a sharpe knife to trim any fat and remove the silver skin (the thin membrane of connective tissue on top of the pork).
  3. Brush the oil onto the pork, making sure to cover all sides.
  4. Add the sugar, oregano, thyme, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin and salt to a small bowl and stir together to form the seasoning.
  5. Sprinkle the seasoning on the pork and use your hands to rub it in, making sure to cover all sides and gently press the seasoning into the meat so it sticks.
  6. Carefully place the pork in the air fryer basket. (Depending on the length of your tenderloins, you may need to curve them around the basket).
  7. Air fry on 400F for 20-25 minutes, until the internal temperature of each tenderloin reaches 145F (or 160F for well done).
  8. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 3-5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Notes

  1. I used a Cosori 5.8 quart basket air fryer for this recipe. If your air fryer is smaller, you can half the recipe or just air fry one tenderloin at a time.
  2. I recommend removing the silver skin as it can be quite tough when cooked. If you’re not sure how to do this, this short video on how to remove silver skin from pork is helpful.
  3. For even cooking, make sure both of your tenderloins are roughly the same size.
  4. At 145F, the pork may have a slight touch of pink. If you prefer pork well done, then you should cook it to 160F and use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. If you cook it past 160F, the pork will end up dry and tough.
  5. Make sure you let the pork rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing it, especially if you cook it to 145F as this rest period is required for safe consumption of pork.
  6. For the seasoning, you can use brown sugar if you don’t have coconut sugar, and feel free to substitute other dried herbs and spices.
  7. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: air fried pork, pork tenderloin slices