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Recipe for sweet and spicy pork tenderloin

Best Easy Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


A mouthwatering, tender and juicy air fryer pork tenderloin with the most amazing sweet, spicy and savory seasonings. Easy to make and ready in under 25 minutes.


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1-1.5lb)
  • 1.5 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp smoked hot paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder



  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°(F) for 5 minutes.
  2. Rub olive oil onto the tenderloin.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, lemon pepper, salt, paprika, and onion powder together.
  4. Rub mixture all over the tenderloin.
  5. Place the seasoned pork in the air fryer basket.
  6. Air fry the pork for 20-23 minutes at 400°(F), or until lightly charred and internal temperature registers at least 145°(F).
  7. Let pork rest for 5 minutes before carving.


If you don’t have hot smoked paprika, use smoked paprika and add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Keywords: air fryer, pork tenderloin, sweet and spicy