Air Fryer Pork Bites are the answer for anyone looking to make the easiest appetizer ever!

Juicy pork tenderloin is cut into bite-sized pieces and then tossed in oil with some spicy Cajun seasonings. Then it’s air-fried to crispy perfection. Low carb and keto lovers will adore these guilt-free treats too, there’s no need to make a separate appetizer!

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Best Pork Appetizer

  • Last-minute party invite or last-minute guests, the air fryer makes the best appetizer recipes! This no-fail recipe makes boneless pork tenderloin into tender bites that will disappear as fast as you can make them.
  • Make them in batches and keep them warm in the oven until ready to serve. For a fancy presentation, thread three or four cooked pork bites on wooden picks and offer two or three savory sauces for dipping.
  • Make the air fryer do double duty and serve with these tasty, handheld apps, too! Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, Air Fryer Cornbread Muffin Recipe, and some Air Fryer Carrot Fries.

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Ingredients & Variations

PORK: Tenderloin or pork roast are the best cuts for juicy and succulent pork bites. Pork chops will do in a pinch as long as they are thick-cut, as thinner chops will dry out quickly.

SEASONING: Cajun seasoning is our favorite for this recipe! But if that isn’t in the cupboard, a package of taco or chili seasoning will make tasty bites, too! Or, make a salty-sweet seasoning by tossing them in oil, brown sugar, and sea salt. The sugar will caramelize on the outside and keep the juiciness inside!

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How to Make Air Fryer Pork Bites

These tasty 3 ingredient pork bites are as easy as 1, 2, 3 to make!

  1. Prepare pork in bite-sized chunks.
  2. Toss with oil and seasoning and air fry (per recipe below).

Serve on an appetizer platter with other favorites like Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower or Air Fryer Potato Chips.

Air Fryer Pork Bites on a plate

Tips for Tender Pork Bites

  • Always start with a preheated air fryer so the hot air can seal the outside, keeping the juices in every bite!
  • Cut pieces in equal sizes so they cook at the same rate.

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Air Fryer Pork Bites

Crispy and tender pork bites in the air fryer!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning

Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Cut pork into bite sized pieces and toss with oil and seasoning in a bowl.
  • Place in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes or until pork reaches 145°F internally.

Notes

  • Preheat the air fryer so the hot air can seal the outside, keeping the juices in every bite!
  • To ensure even cooking, cut pieces all the same size.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 864IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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  1. For anyone reading, fry your pork till it is 165. Never eat it pink, as undercooked or “medium rare” pork is not safe. Undercooked pork Is a transmitter of hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is not curable.

    1. Hi Colton, many of us grew up at a time when our parents cooked all things pork until well done and tough. Today pork is safe to consume cooked to medium (145° F), leaving it just a little bit pink in the middle and tender & juicy. I’ve worked closely with the pork board, 165°F would be well done. Find more information about cooking pork at pork.org.