Garlic Herb Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

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Make perfectly tender pork tenderloin with a crispy skin! This recipe for garlic herb air fryer pork tenderloin is simple and delicious.

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I love cooking with my air fryer. It’s so easy to use and gives you that crispy skin on meat that I love! This pork tenderloin recipe is one I have meant to share with you for a while! 

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If you are looking for more tasty air fryer recipes, make sure to bookmark my recipes for Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chopsair fryer meatloaf, air fryer sausage, and air fryer chicken parmesan. 

What air fryer was used?

This recipe was tested with the Power AirFryer Oven. However, any air fryer (oven or basket) may be used to cook pork tenderloin. Keep in mind that all air fryers vary, so your cooking time with vary as well. The best way to know when your tenderloin is done is by using a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be 145°F.

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What is garlic herb seasoning? 

Garlic herb seasoning is a great-tasting seasoning you can find in the seasoning section of your local grocery store. It is often salt-free. We like McCormick brand of seasonings. If you are cooking the pork tenderloin with unsalted butter, then you may want to add a bit of salt to the pork tenderloin when seasoning with the garlic and herb seasoning. 

How to make pork tenderloin in an air fryer?

  1. Start with a tenderloin that has come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF. 
  3. Brush the pork all over with melted butter. You want it heavily coated! A raw pork tenderloin on a butting board being brushed with melted butter.
  4. Air fry the pork for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove the pork, brush it with more melted butter, and rub it all over with garlic herb seasoning. If using unsalted butter and a salt-free seasoning, you can add salt. Totally optional.A partially cooked pork tenderloin on an air fryer tray, coated with butter and garlic herb seasoning.
  6. Air fry the pork for an additional 5 minutes until it reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF.
  7. Let rest for 5-10 minutes, serve, and enjoy!Air fried pork tenderloin on a wooden cutting board and cut into slices.
  8. Refrigerate any leftovers and eat within 2 days.

Do you need to let pork rest?

Yes. It’s best to let pork rest for 5-10 minutes after cooking. This allows the juices to redistribute and helps prevent it from drying out.

Should Pork Tenderloin be at room temperature before cooking?

Don’t take your pork tenderloin directly from the refrigerator and cook it. We recommend letting it come to room temperature prior to cooking. Depending on the temperature of your cooking, this takes about 30 minutes. 

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A blue plate loaded with sliced pork tenderloin and cooked vegetables next to a cutting board with pork tenderloin on a steak knife.

Do you cover a pork tenderloin in the air fryer? 

We recommend air frying pork tenderloin uncovered. 

What to serve with garlic herb pork tenderloin?

A floral placemat with a cutting board topped with pork tenderloin and a light blue plate of pork and vegetables.

Garlic Herb Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Aileen Clark
Make perfectly tender pork tenderloin with a crispy skin! This recipe for garlic herb air fryer pork tenderloin is simple and delicious.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 406 kcal


  • 2 pound pork tenderloin room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons garlic and herb seasoning


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Coat pork tenderloin with 1/2 of melted butter.
  • Place butter tenderloin in air fryer.
  • Cook for 25 minutes.
  • Remove pork from air fryer. Coat in remaining butter and rub garlic and herb seasoning all over the tenderloin.
  • Place pork tenderloin back into the air fryer and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until it's internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  • Remove from air fryer. Let rest 10 minutes, and serve.


This recipe was tested in a Power AirFryer Oven. Cook times may very. Make sure to always check the internal temperature of the meat to ensure it is cooked throughly.


Serving: 1/3 poundCalories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 45gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 285mg
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