Juicy Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin is so moist and delicious you will think it has slow roasted all day. Cooking a Pork Tenderloin in the Air Fryer is a favorite way to cook this tender and lean cut of pork.
Add your favorite side dish and you will have a delicious meal in less than 30 minutes.
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I love my Cosori Air Fryer. It has a large enough air fryer basket to make many things. I love this recipe for Air Fried Pork Tenderloin because it turns out juicy and perfect every time.
I truly enjoy the moist, tender and juicy medallions served with roasted broccoli and a Loaded Baked Potato or a favorite side of your choosing.
The tenderloin is the small round cut of meat located in the muscle under the backbone. Where a pork loin is a wider flatter cut of meat that could be bone in or boneless.
The tenderloin is the most tender cut of pork. Often called the filet mignon of pork it's a lean cut of meat and makes the best easy meal the whole family will enjoy.
I'll walk you through the cooking process to a juicy pork tenderloin.
Marinade: Olive Oil, Soy Sauce, Balsamic Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Pepper, Salt, Garlic and Rosemary.
How to Air Fry a Marinated Pork Tenderloin
I’m in love with how tender and moist the tenderloin turns out when cooked in the Air Fryer.
It’s fork tender, meaning you can cut a sliced piece with a fork to eat in smaller bite size pieces. The marinade is also fantastic and a favorite.
To begin, gather the needed ingredients. This helps ensure you don't forget any ingredient.
Mix marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. You can also save yourself a dirty dish and put all ingredients into a large gallon size Zip-loc bag.
I find it easiest to marinate meat in a Zip-loc bag or airtight container. Just make sure to mix all the ingredients well if using the bag as the brown sugar tends to clump together.
Marinate for as little as 1 hour, however for better result, I prefer to allow at least 2-3 hours to marinate before cooking. Preheat Air Fryer to 400F Degrees and place tenderloin into a greased basket using cooking spray or use a parchment paper with holes.
Make sure to tuck the tail of the tenderloin under. It’s thinner and will cook much quicker if left untucked.
This recipe has a cooking time of 10 minutes then carefully turn over and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes. It's a quick and easy recipe. In under 20 minutes you will be enjoying a delicious recipe.
Place cooked tenderloin on a cutting board to rest for at least 5 minutes. Cover with foil to keep warm. Then slice into medallions.
It’s important to have an internal meat thermometer, or food thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the meat. Pork should be cooked to 145 degrees before removing from the heat source. Also allow meat to rest for at least 3 minutes before slicing. Adjust time as needed for larger tenderloins.
Allowing meat to rest before slicing helps to ensure that the meat is nice and juicy.
How to Serve
I love to cut pork into the tenderloin and slice medallions with a sharp knife. They are so tender you can cut with a fork. Make sure to sneak a taste before serving. Trust me, it's delicious. Serve with a side of rice or mashed potatoes. Add your favorite vegetable or green salad or a delicious meal.
What Temperature do you Cook Pork Tenderloin in Air Fryer?
Cook tenderloin at 400 Degrees for 10 minutes. Flip over and cook an additional 8-10 minutes. Total Cooking time 18-22 minutes
How long to Marinate Pork
I suggest marinating for a minimum of 1 hour and no longer than 8 hours. This marinade can also be used on different cuts of meat as well.
Kitchen Tools Needed
Air Fryer - I use a Cosori Air Fryer and love it. The basket is large and fits most things. It's easy to use
Digital Thermometer - I use a Thermopen from Thermoworks. It's a quality thermometer that gives precise readings
Store leftovers in a sealed container or Zip-loc bag. Leftovers can be reheated in air fryer for just a minute or two.
Favorite Side Dishes
There are so many great options for side dishes from garlic mashed potatoes, roasted new potatoes, green beans, or even roasted broccoli.
You can even make a green salad with your favorite dressing too. We also love these Cheesy Biscuits for a nice touch on the side.
You can make a spice rub using Italian Seasoning, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder and Black Pepper if you prefer which is also delicious and does not require any marinating. It's a simple recipe and I just eyeball the ingredients to taste. Cayenne pepper can be used to add a touch of heat if you prefer.
Always blot the tenderloin with paper towels before applying the seasoning rub for best results.
The pork tenderloin cooks for the same time regardless of the marinade or rub used.
With a little effort you can enjoy this original recipe for an easy pork tenderloin the family will love. Make memories around the table with this recipe is a great way to build family togetherness while enjoying a delicious meal.
Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin
- 2 pounds Pork Tenderloin
- ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Rosemary
- 1 teaspoon Garlic - Crushed
- In a bowl combine marinade ingredients and mix to combine.
- Trim pork and remove extra fat
- Place tenderloin in a large zip-loc bag and pour marinade over pork
- Marinate for 1-3 hours but no more than 8 hours
- Preheat Air Fryer at 400F Degrees for 5 minutes
- Spray Air Fryer basket with Avocado Cooking Spray or use Parchment paper with holes fitted for Air Fryer
- Place Tenderloin in the Air Fryer basket. Tuck tail of tenderloin under.
- Air Fry for 10 minutes and then flip over and cook for an additional 8-10 more minutes OR until internal temperature of 145 Degrees.
- Allow pork to rest before slicing. Serve hot.
All nutrition values are approximate and calculated by a plugin and are provided as a courtesy. Adding or subtracting ingredients will change the nutritional value.