You might think that sticking meat in the air fryer would dry it out, but this Air Fryer Marinated Pork Tenderloin proves just the opposite. The results are nothing short of perfect. The sweet, savory, and flavor-rich marinade gives the tenderloin a slightly crisp and salty exterior that’s the perfect complement to the juicy, tender interior. It’s surprisingly reminiscent of a grilled marinated pork tenderloin. Feel free to use any marinade you love, but be sure it includes some sweetness so the exterior will caramelize. The honey in our marinade, for example, aids caramelization to yield the tastiest end product. Flipping the pork throughout the cooking process guarantees even browning. Leftovers are great chopped and incorporated into fried rice or barbecue for sandwiches.

Recipe by Well Done


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10 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Serves 6 to 8


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  • Trim silver skin and any excess fat from tenderloins, and place in a large ziplock plastic bag or shallow dish.

  • Whisk together honey, soy sauce, Dijon, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, ginger, and Sriracha in a small bowl. Pour marinade over pork; seal bag and marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

  • Preheat air-fryer to 400°F for 2 minutes. Lightly coat air fryer basket with cooking spray.  Place pork tenderloins in air fryer basket; discard marinade. Cook 18 to 20 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, flipping once or twice during cooking process. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.