Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin (ready in under 30!)

This Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin The recipe is super moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside and is ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes. Season with flavorful spices, then air fry at 400ºF. for 20-22 minutes.

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deep fryer pork loin on a plate with asparagus

This really is the best air fryer pork loin on the internet! We set out to create an air fry pork loin recipe that is super moist and juicy on the inside and crispy to perfection on the outside.

The unique combination of spices in the dry rub enhances the natural flavor of the pork, while the frying ensures a juicy interior and crisp exterior.

What’s in Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin?

  • pork loin: Pork tenderloin comes in a 1 or 2 pack. So feel free to cook both if it comes in a 2 pack.
  • brown sugar: Adds a hint of sweetness and helps create a caramelized crust on the pork.
  • Garlic powder and onion powder: These provide a tasty depth of flavor.
  • Smoked paprika: Gives a smoky flavor and a beautiful color to the pork.
  • Kosher Salt and Pepper: Essential for seasoning and highlighting the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Dried thyme powder and mustard: These add a subtle earthy and sour flavor, respectively.
  • Olive oil: Helps dry marinade stick to pork and promotes a crispy exterior when air-fried.
pork tenderloin on a plate drying with a paper towel

Frequently asked questions

What temperature should I cook pork loin in the deep fryer?

Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF for best results. This high temperature ensures a crispy exterior while keeping the interior juicy and tender.

How long does it take to cook pork loin in the deep fryer?

It usually takes 20-22 minutes to cook pork loin in the air fryer. However, cooking times may vary depending on the size of the tenderloin and the specific model of fryer.

What internal temperature should the pork loin reach?

The USDA recommends cooking pork to an internal temperature of 145ºF for safe consumption. Use a meat thermometer to ensure accuracy.

Can I marinate the pork loin instead of using a dry rub?

Absolutely! A marinade can infuse pork with even more flavor. Just be sure to dry the pork before you air fry it to ensure a crispy exterior.

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pork loin on a plate with a dry marinade


Feel free to experiment with other spices like cumin, chili powder, or our homemade pork rub for a different flavor profile. You can replace the brown sugar with honey or maple syrup for a different kind of sweetness. Finally, if you prefer, you can use other oils like avocado oil or canola oil instead of olive oil.

fryer pork loin on fryer sheet

Pork Tenderloin Internal Temperature

Check the internal temperature of the pork and when it reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF, remove it from the fryer.

For a rarer tenderloin: Take the pork loin out of the fryer when it reaches 138-140ºF and it will continue to cook while resting and produce a juicy, slightly pink center.

For a more well-done sirloin: remove the pork loin from the fryer when it reaches 148-150ºF and will continue to cook as it sits.

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Allow your deep fryer pork loin to cool completely. Then, transfer it to a large glass container.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.

freezer instructions

To freeze leftover pork loin, let it cool completely. Then, transfer to a gallon-sized freezer-safe plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and freeze up to 3 months.

reheating instructions

  • Microwave: Place one serving of pork loin on a microwave-safe plate. Then, cover it with the leftover sauce. Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds.
  • Oven: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Next, spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Add the cooked pork loin, and then add 1/4 cup of the broth or water to the bottom of the baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until center is warm.
sliced ​​fryer pork loin on a plate

Serving Suggestions

Pair pork tenderloin from your air fryer with your favorite vegetarian side dishes, like green bean casserole, roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, or grilled asparagus in foil.

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This super moist and flavorful Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin is ready to enjoy in minutes. Serve with your favorite Air Fryer sides and enjoy!

Homework:fifteen minutes

Cook:twenty minutes

Total:35 minutes

Fat eleven

carbohydrates 8

Protein 35


  • Preheat air fryer to 400ºF. Spray the fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Do the dry rub. Add the brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, thyme, mustard, and pepper to a bowl and mix until well combined.

  • Pat the pork loin with a paper towel to remove excess moisture, then season the pork with the dry rub.

  • Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil into the fryer basket.

  • Place the pork loin in the fryer basket. Drizzle pork with remaining olive oil.

  • Cook pork for 10 minutes at 400ºF, flip pork and cook an additional 10-12 minutes.

  • Check the internal temperature of the pork and when it reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF, remove it from the fryer. Cook the pork loin longer if you want a more well-done pork loin.

  • Remove the pork from the fryer and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.

Tips and Notes

  • Many pork loins come in 2-packs (two 1.5-pound loins). If that’s the case, you can use one tenderloin for this recipe and freeze the other tenderloin. EITHER? You can double this recipe and end up with 2 pork tenderloins.
  • If you prefer a rarer tenderloin, take the pork tenderloin out of the fryer when it reaches 138-140ºF and it will continue to cook while it rests and will produce a slightly pink juicy center.
  • Feel free to use 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite dry dressing or our dry pork marinade for a bit of a different flavor.

Nutritional information

Calories: 267kcal Carbohydrates: 8gram Protein: 35gram Fat: elevengram Fiber: 1gram Sugar: 5gram

Photography: The photos taken in this post are by Erin of The Wooden Skillet.

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