Delicious, moist, and tender orange and honey glazed pork tenderloin made in the air fryer is a quick and easy meal that tastes elegant and fancy.
I love, love, love a meal that comes together super quickly but tastes like it took all day to cook. This simple pork tenderloin made in the air fryer is so tender!
It cooks in about 20 minutes, which makes it a great meal to get on the table fast on a busy weeknight, but it’s also elegant enough to serve to dinner guests.
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Orange Honey Pork Tenderloin Made in the Air Fryer
I have been a big fan of cooking with an air fryer since I first opened my air fryer box several years ago. It has saved so much time, but without sacrificing any of the quality and flavor. In fact, most everything has turned out much better in the air fryer as opposed to roasting in the oven, pan frying, or deep frying.
1½ lbs. boneless pork tenderloin roast
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp orange zest
3 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp honey
1½ tbsp whole-grain mustard
Salt and black pepper, to taste
I have been asked why I use whole-grain mustard for this recipe, and can regular mustard be substituted? Yes, you can easily swap out the whole-grain mustard for regular yellow mustard or honey mustard.
I like the whole grain because it’s only partially blended, and the mustard seeds create a pasty and coarse texture.
Mustard seeds are a great source of magnesium which helps prevent cancer and manage many health issues like migraines, high blood pressure, asthma, and arthritis.
So I say, go ahead and leave the whole-grain mustard in there. It’s good for you!
Another question I hear a lot: is a pork tenderloin the same as a pork loin? The answer to that is no. They are 2 different cuts of meat and need to be cooked differently. If you want to know all the differences, head over to my friends at Kitchn.com for a great comparison.
To cook, spray the air fryer basket or tray with non-stick cooking spray. Set the temperature to 400°F and preheat for 2 minutes. While that’s preheating, grab a small bowl and whisk together the olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, honey, and whole-grain mustard. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Rub the orange glaze all over the pork tenderloin, coating it on all sides, then place the tenderloin in the preheated air fryer and cook for 18-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Let the pork rest for 5 – 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
A tender and juicy orange and honey glazed pork tenderloin roasted to perfection in the air fryer.
Need a fantastic side dish to go along with this meal? Here’s the recipe for the Roasted Beets, Carrots & Onions pictures above.
Be sure to check out my other air fryer recipes:
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Air Fryer Pork Chops
Air Fryer Meatballs
Air Fryer Steak
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Air Fryer Orange Honey Pork Tenderloin
- Air Fryer
- 1½ lb boneless pork tenderloin
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp orange zest
- 3 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1½ tbsp whole grain mustard
- salt & pepper to taste
- Spray the air fryer basket or tray with nonstick cooking spray. Set temperature to 400°F and preheat for 2 minutes.
- In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, honey, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Rub the orange glaze all over the pork tenderloin, coating it on all sides. Place the tenderloin in the preheated air fryer and cook for 18-20 minutes. The internal temperature must be at least 145°F.
- Remove basket or tray from air fryer and let pork rest for 5 – 10 minutes before slicing and serving.