This bacon-wrapped turkey tenderloin in air fryer has the juiciest meat with crispy bacon all around the tenderloins making it the perfect turkey recipe for a small thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
You can't have Christmas or Thanksgiving without turkey! And this bacon-wrapped turkey tenderloin in air fryer is the ultimate way to cook it if you want to guarantee moist and delicious meat every time, without the added fat of deep frying.
Making the turkey tenderloin recipe in the air fryer means it cooks more quickly and evenly than other cooking methods, which seals in the juices and guarantees you succulent and juicy meat. Combining the tender flesh with crispy, salty bacon is the key to a perfect family feast!
This bacon-wrapped turkey tenderloin is lightly seasoned with herbes de Provence, garlic, onion, and thyme, which complements the subtle flavor of the turkey and the smokiness of the bacon. Cooked altogether in the air fryer, it becomes a mouthwatering treat, perfect for the center of any table.
Ingredients you'll need to make bacon-wrapped turkey tenderloins.
**Find the full list of ingredients along with the recipe instructions at the end of this post**
Turkey tenderloins. The tenderloin is part of the turkey breast, and it's the most succulent and juicy part of the turkey - perfect for special days like Christmas and Thanksgiving. Your butcher can help you select the best tenderloin, or you can find them at your local grocery store.
Herbes de Provence. You can substitute for a thyme mixture, savory, marjoram, lavender, rosemary, fennel seeds, and crushed bay leaf if you don't have this.
Bacon. Air fried turkey tenderloin wrapped in bacon is a magical flavor combination! You can use either smoked or unsmoked bacon, depending on your preference.
How to cook bacon wrapped turkey tenderloins in an air fryer?
In a small bowl, combine the herb of Provence, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme salt, and pepper to taste.
Pat dry the turkey tenderloins with paper towels and rub the spices mixture all over the turkey tenderloin to coat.
Wrap the bacon slices around the turkey tenderloins, ensuring they are all covered. Place in a single layer the turkey tenderloins in the air fryer basket and cook to 370ºF for 12 minutes on each side or until an instant meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the turkey loin registers 165ºF.
Remove the tenderloins from the air fryer and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
How long to cook bacon wrapped turkey tenderloins in air fryer
It will take around 24-25 minutes at 370°F to cook bacon wrapped turkey breast tenderloin in the air fryer. The exact air fry time will depend on the size of your tenderloins and your air fryer.
Always use a meat thermometer to check that the meat has reached an internal temperature of 165°F before serving.
What to serve with turkey tenderloins
This turkey tenderloin wrapped in bacon recipe is the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for your family and friends to enjoy with you.
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce, and with this healthy instant pot cranberry sauce recipe, you can create your own healthy and low sugar alternative to a jar! It's just the thing to enjoy with turkey.
How to store bacon-wrapped turkey tenderloins
Always store your boneless turkey breast with bacon in an airtight container. Make sure you put it in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking. They will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days and in the freezer for up to six months.
How to reheat turkey tenderloin in the air fryer
To reheat bacon wrapped turkey tenderloins in an air fryer, preheat to 350°F and then air fry for 5 to 6 minutes until warmed through. Ensure you flip them once during cooking.
If you heat from frozen, increase the time to 15-16 minutes.
The exact cooking time will vary depending on your air fryer and the size of your tenderloins, so always use a meat thermometer to check for a safe internal temperature of 165°F.
Reheating turkey tenderloin in the oven
You can also reheat your air fryer bacon wrapped turkey tenderloin in the oven if you prefer. Preheat your oven to 300°F (a lower temperature means that the meat won't dry out) and wrap your tenderloins in aluminum foil.
Spoon a few spoonfuls of either gravy or chicken stock over the meat before wrapping, as this will help keep it moist. You can also add some butter if you like. Heat for 30-45 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check that the meat has reached a safe internal temperature of 165°F before serving.
You will need to defrost frozen tenderloins before heating them in the oven.
More Air Fryer Turkey Recipes
- Air Fryer Turkey Breast
- Air Fryer Turkey Thighs
- Turkey Tenderloin In Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Turkey Legs
- Air Fryer Turkey Wings
- 2 Turkey tenderloins
- 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound bacon or about 12 slices
- Combine the herb of Provence, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl
- Pat the turkey tenderloins dry with paper towels and rub the spices mixture all over the turkey tenderloin to coat.
- Wrap the bacon slices around the turkey tenderloins, ensuring that they are all covered. Place the bacon wrapped turkey tenderloins in the air fryer basket and cook to 370ºF for 12 minutes each side or until an instant meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the turkey registers 165ºF.
- Remove from the air fryer and let rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 442Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 648mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 40g
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used. When the recipe list salt to taste the amount of salt is not calculated, only the sodium in the other ingredients is calculated.