Craving succulent pork tenderloin without the dry leftovers? Reheat pork tenderloin in air fryer for a hassle-free and juicy dining experience. Say goodbye to tasteless reheats and say hello to a delicious encore! 🍖 Fry it to believe it!
Benefits Reheating Pork Tenderloin in Air Fryer
Reheating in an air fryer offers more than just convenience—it’s a game-changer for preserving the flavor and texture of your pork tenderloin. The rapid hot air circulation ensures even reheating, while the crispy exterior is a delightful bonus.
Here’s the thing:
Microwave is, without a doubt, the fastest way to reheat your pork tenderloin.
However, it’s not just about reheating—it’s about reviving. While the microwave can get things hot, it often falls flat in the crispy department. That’s where the air fryer takes the crown, crafting that crave-worthy, golden-brown exterior that can make any dish feel like it just came off the grill.
When you compare it to using a full-sized oven or the oil-splatter drama of pan-frying, the air fryer wins the efficiency contest with flying colors. It’s like having a magical kitchen assistant that whispers, “Dinner’s served!” at the snap of your fingers.
Crispy exterior? Check. Juicy interior? Double check. Hassle-free? Absolutely. It’s the ultimate kitchen buddy!
How to Reheat Pork Tenderloin in Air Fryer?
1. Preheat your air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC).
If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, set your desired temperature then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.
🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 380°F (193°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.
2. Prepare the leftover pork tenderloin.
If your air fried pork tenderloin isn’t sliced up, cut it into medallions in this step. Cooking the full-sized will end up in dry, unappealing pork.
Place your leftover pork tenderloin slices on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle a dash of chicken or vegetable stock over the portions to add moisture and flavor. Gently fold the foil to create a packet, sealing in the deliciousness.
It might be tempting to breeze past this stage for efficiency. However, skipping this step will result in dry and chewy pork.
Luckily, even if you choose to speed things up, you can still make it worthwhile with a sauce. Whatever ready-made sauce you have will work, though I highly recommend brown gravy.
3. Reheat pork tenderloin in air fryer at 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 – 10 minutes.
Slide the foil-wrapped pork tenderloin packet into the air fryer. Reheat at 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 – 10 minutes.
Remove the pork medallions from the foil for a crisp exterior, and leave the pork in the air fryer uncovered. Air fry at 400ºF (204ºC) for 2 – 3 minutes. Keep an eye out to avoid any sizzle mishaps!
4. Serve and Enjoy!
Once your pork tenderloin slices are heated to your liking, plate them up and savor the succulence. The flavorful juices locked in the foil packet will make your taste buds sing.
Drizzle any remaining juices over the slices for an extra burst of flavor.
Now you can savor your tender and flavorful pork tenderloin leftovers without sacrificing taste or texture, thanks to the added moisture from the foil packet and stock.
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Tips for Reheating Pork Tenderloin in Air Fryer
- Slice the pork tenderloin into medallions before reheating. This ensures even cooking and prevents overcooking.
- Experiment with different sauces or marinades to elevate your reheated pork tenderloin. A drizzle of your favorite sauce can take it from ordinary to extraordinary!
- If you saved the juices from when you cooked the pork tenderloin, use that as the stock to drizzle on the tenderloin before air frying. It’s a practical way to infuse every bite with a taste of your culinary prowess.
How To Reheat Pork Tenderloin In Air Fryer?
- ½ lb pork tenderloin slices leftover
- 2 teaspoons chicken or vegetable stock optional
- 2 tablespoons Gravy for dipping optional
- Preheat your air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 minutes.
- Prepare the leftover pork tenderloin. While preheating, place the leftover pork tenderloin slices on a piece of aluminum foil. If you have some stock on hand, drizzle the stock over the pork slices. This’ll add extra moisture and flavor during reheating.
- Cover with aluminum foil (optional). Gently fold the aluminum foil over the pork slices, creating a packet that helps trap steam and moisture. Make sure the packet is well-sealed to prevent any leaks.
- Reheat the pork tenderloin. Place the foil-wrapped pork tenderloin packet in the air fryer basket. You should reheat in batches if you have multiple slices. Slide the basket into the air fryer and reheat the foil-wrapped pork tenderloin at 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 – 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy! Once reheated to your desired temperature and texture, carefully remove the pork tenderloin slices from the air fryer using silicone tongs. Drizzle any remaining juices from the foil packet over them. Plate up your reheated pork tenderloin, and enjoy the deliciousness!
- The aluminum foil trick is optional but highly recommended to achieve a juicy result.
- Check the slices after 5 minutes to ensure they’re heated through but not overcooked.
- Carefully remove the pork slices from the foil packet for a crispy texture on the outside. Increase the air fryer temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and air fry the unwrapped pork slices for 2-3 minutes. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
- Considering that cooking time varies depending on the meat’s thickness (and your air fryer’s specs), always check with a meat thermometer if your pork is cooked thoroughly.
- If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 380°F (193°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
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