Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Fajitas

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This delicious Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Fajitas recipe is super versatile and super flavorful. A perfect weeknight meal solution the whole family will love.

Suitable for Keto, Paleo, Low Carb, Whole30, Gluten Free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

top down view of a plate filled with air fryer pork tenderloin fajitas

Foodie friends, if you’ve been patiently waiting for the perfect Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin recipe, I have good news: this is it.

We all know that pork tenderloin is like filet mignon of the “pork world”. It’s a nice and tender cut of meat, that when cooked right, cuts like butter and has sooooo much flavor.

So what could be better than pairing up perfectly cooked pork tenderloin with delectable, cooked-just-right fajita-style vegetables?! Yeap, we’re talking restaurant-quality pork tenderloin fajitas cooked up quickly and easily all in the air fryer.

As easy as these Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas and the best Chicken Fajitas made in the Instant Pot or the easy Crockpot fajitas version. Oh and these totally delicious Air Fryer Pork Chops.

So much deliciousness.

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Why You’ll ♡ This

  • Easy and Affordable: a handful of basic staple ingredients are all that’s needed to make this family-approved meal.
  • One-pot (or basket) meal: the pork tenderloin and the veggies both cook in the air fryer basket, which means clean-up is a breeze!
  • Leftovers: If you happen to have leftovers, they’ll make great sandwiches for lunch the next day.
pork tenderloin fajitas served in tortillas with lime wedges

Ingredient Notes

  • Pork tenderloin – I used pork tenderloin (not pork loin) for this.
  • Fajita seasoning – You can use my easy homemade Fajita Seasoning or store-bought seasoning. If you don’t have fajita seasoning, you can use a combination of cumin, chili powder, and paprika. 
  • Fajita veggies – cut up bell peppers (any color) and red onions make this dish. Feel free to add another pepper if you wish.
  • Oil – use olive oil or cooking spray as you wish.

Ready to learn how to make these easy Pork Fajitas? Gather up your ingredients and I will show you….

How To Make Pork Tenderloin Fajitas in Air Fryer 

  1. Mix all seasoning ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400F / 204C.
  3. Using paper towels, pat pork tenderloin dry and then spray it lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Rub the pork with seasoning mixture, putting 1 teaspoon to the side for the veggies.
  5. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 8-10 minutes. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer
  6. Remove pork and set aside on a plate. Cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes.
  7. While pork is resting, spray the veggies with non-stick cooking spray and coat with the remaining seasoning mix.
  8. Add veggies to the rack of air fryer and cook for 5-8 minutes, depending on the size of veggies. Cook until tender and browned.
  9. Slice pork tenderloin, toss with the veggies, and serve.
image collage showing the steps for making pork tenderloin fajitas in air fryer

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure to remove the “silver skin” from the tenderloin before prepping it with spray and seasonings. To do this, just use a sharp knife to peel it away from the meat.
  • Allow the pork tenderloin to rest before cutting it so it retains the juices, and becomes even more flavorful.
  • Short on time or spices? Use a mix of paprika and cumin instead of the fajita seasoning.
  • Feel free to double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd.

Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting with less cook time, checking for doneness, then adding more time as needed.

Variations

This air fryer pork fajitas recipe is amazing as is, but if you want to change it up a bit, try the following flavor variations;

  • Add lime: toss the veggie with some fresh lime juice or a pinch of lime zest.
  • Swap the spice: use chipotle pepper instead of cayenne pepper.
  • Use different veggies: try shallots instead of onions, or zucchini and carrot strips instead of bell peppers.
three completed air fryer pork tenderloin fajitas served on a plate

Prep Ahead and Storage

  • Prep Ahead: it’s easy to cook these air fryer pork fajitas and use for meal prep throughout the week.
  • Storage: cook as directed in this recipe, then allow to cool and store in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 5 days.
close up view of the finished pork fajitas

FAQs

What is Fajita Seasoning?

Fajita seasoning mix is a combination of cumin, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. While there are many pre-made versions to choose from, it’s super easy to make your own. Check out this easy homemade Fajita seasoning mix recipe and give it a try!

What Meat to Use? Pork Loin vs. Pork Tenderloin

It is very easy to grab the wrong cut of pork for this Pork Tenderloin Air Fryer recipe if you’re in a hurry or not paying attention.

Pork loin and pork tenderloin, while sounding similar, are very different. They’re cut from different parts of the animal and are different in size.

Pork loin is usually a thicker and shorter cut of pork, while pork tenderloin is a thinner and longer slice of pork. They don’t interchange well in recipes, so make sure you are getting the correct cut for this recipe.

a plate filled with pork tenderloin fajitas

How Long to Cook Pork Tenderloin in Air Fryer?

It’s extremely important to cook the pork tenderloin to the right temperature for health and safety reasons and not to overcook it and lose all that amazing juiciness.

  • Internal Temperature. To make sure you’re cooking the pork tenderloin enough, always use an internal meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the pork tenderloin should be measured in the center of the loin, at the thickest section, and should be at least 165F / 63C before serving.
  • Bring to Room Temperature. Make sure you take your tenderloin out of your refrigerator about 20 minutes before ready to season so it can come up to room temperature. If you take meat directly from the fridge and place it in the air fryer, it can take longer to cook and dry out faster.
  • Less Time at First. Start by cooking the pork tenderloin for 8 minutes on each side and checking the internal temperature. Adjust accordingly, I recommend up to 10 mins each side, but you may need more depending on your Air Fryer cook time.

Do You Cover Pork Tenderloin with Foil While Cooking?

While it is technically safe to put aluminum foil in the air fryer, covering the pork is not recommended for this recipe. Covering with foil may prevent it from cook properly.

An air fryer works by circulating the same temperature air constantly around the compartment. If the heat is stopped or blocked by foil, it cannot evenly and safely cook the pork tenderloin all the way through.

a serving of pork tenderloin fajitas on a white plate with a fork

Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Fajitas

Air fryer fajitas is a quick and easy meal the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Western
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound (680g) pork tenderloin
  • cooking spray
  • 3 bell peppers sliced in long strips
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 400F / 204C.
  • Using paper towels, pat pork tenderloin dry and then spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Rub pork with fajita seasoning mixture, leaving 1 teaspoon for the veggies.
  • Spray rack and tray of air fryer with cooking spray.
  • Cook pork tenderloin for 8-10 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 8-10 minutes. Check for internal doneness.
  • Remove and place on a plate, cover with foil and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • While pork is resting, spray veggies with cooking spray and coat with the remaining seasoning mix.
  • Add veggies to the air fryer basket and cook for 5-8 minutes, depending on size of veggies.
  • Slice the pork tenderloin, toss with veggies and serve.
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Notes

  • Cook time does not include time for the Air Fryer to preheat.
  • Make sure to remove the “silver skin” from the tenderloin before prepping it with spray and seasonings. To do this, just use a sharp knife to peel it away from the meat.
  • Allow the pork tenderloin to rest before cutting it so it retains the juices, and becomes even more flavorful.
  • Short on time or spices? Use a mix of paprika and cumin instead of the fajita seasoning.
  • Feel free to double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd.
  • There are 3 Blue Plan Smart Points in a serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 937mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2853IU | Vitamin C: 118mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

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