Sliced air fryer pork tenderloin

How to air fry pork tenderloin

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
  2. Place prepared pork tenderloin into air fryer (see notes)
  3. Cook for 25 minutes at 400F
  4. Check temperature at 20 minutes (see notes)
  5. Turn tenderloin twice during cooking
  6. Rest pork for 5 minutes after cooking to allow juices to settle

This recipe was made using the Cosori air fryer (affiliate link, we a referral fee on sales)

The above recipe was for a pre-prepared Kroger brand pork tenderloin that was marinated with a black pepper rub. This tenderloin weighed in at about one pound. Check out that awesome crisp, and charred exterior! Check out the full pork tenderloin air fryer instructions below.

Air fried pork tenderloin
Air fried pork tenderloin

Air fryer pork tenderloin cooking notes

As noted above, there can be some variance in the precise cooking time for pork tenderloin in the air fryer. It depends on how the tenderloin is prepped, your fryer and the size of the pork. Overall I would expect most typical pork tenderloins you see in the store (Kroger, Hormel etc) to cook in around 20-30 minutes at 400F. As ever use a thermometer to ensure your pork is at temp (see our recommendation below). The USDA recommends pork reaches 145F degrees or higher.

The results of air fryer pork tenderloin are absolutely worth it though. I mean just check out the fabulous exterior on that tenderloin pictured above. The high heat crisps up the outside and the inside will remain amazingly juicy, not dried out like the oven.

Of course you might want to marinate or rub your own tenderloin from scratch, and that is more than fine too. My advice for all pork tenderloins is to cook at 400F, turn at 10 minutes, turn again at 20 minutes and then check how far you are off that magic 145 number.

Please ensure your food is always thoroughly cooked. We recommend investing in a good kitchen thermometer. Our favorite is this affordable unit from Habor We get a small referral fee for any purchases made through Amazon. Find other accessories here.

This guide is presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. See here for more info on using our recipes.

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