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How to cook turkey tenderloin in an air fryer

The tenderloin, a boneless, skinless portion of the turkey breast, is one of the most tender parts of a turkey. It’s favored by turkey connoisseurs because it can be cooked in so many different ways. The tenderloin is a staple in a variety of cuisines, which is a testament to its versatility.

Cooking the turkey tenderloin in an air fryer is an excellent idea, as its tenderness and juiciness will shine through when it’s done. Our turkey breast tenderloins come seasoned and pre-marinated, and you can add seasoning and spices to your preference.

Read on to see how to cook turkey tenderloin in an air fryer and for some serving suggestions!


  1. Lightly spray the air fryer rack with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place 2 turkey breast tenderloins or marinated turkey tenderloin on the air fryer rack.
  3. Set the temperature to 400˚F and set the timer to 30 minutes. Close the door, press start, and complete the cooking cycle. Please note that cooking times may vary depending on air fryer wattage.
  4. Remove the turkey tenderloins from the air fryer. Be careful: the turkey will be hot. Ensure the internal temperature has reached 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. When the turkey is done, it should have a golden brown surface.


Turkey breast tenderloins are an incredibly versatile protein. They can be served in a variety of dishes, including salads, entrees, and even on sandwiches. They can be cooked in relatively short order, with a cook time of 30 minutes or less. No wonder turkey tenderloins are a household staple.

If you’re looking for turkey breast tenderloin inspiration, here are a few great recipes to consider.


The tenderloin is cut from between the turkey breast. It’s a more tender cut, and unlike chicken breast, it’s always skinless and boneless. Note that turkey breast tenderloin cooks quickly compared with turkey breast, so take special care that it doesn’t dry out when you cook it.

Always cook turkey breast tenderloin to 165˚F as measured by a meat thermometer, no matter the cut. Keep a close eye on the meat thermometer and remove the turkey from the air fryer oven when it reaches 165˚F to prevent it from being dried out.

Turkey breast tenderloin is considered white meat.

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