Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

4 from 3 votes

This pork tenderloin is so tender and delicious!

slow cooker pork tenderloin

There’s so much to love about pork tenderloin. It’s lean and flavorful, and making it in the slow cooker creates juicy meat every time! If that wasn’t enough, our Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin is also super easy to cook. The slow cooker takes care of all the heavy lifting, converting the tenderloin into perfectly cooked, tender portions in just six hours on low. All you need to do is put the ingredients in the bowl, and the dish cooks itself while you’re at work!

You’ll hard-pressed to find a pork dish that’s as tender as our Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin. How do we get there? Marinating the pork before we cook it. It takes an extra step and a little planning, but it’s totally worth it. It infuses every bite with a savory mixture of juices and spices, creating a mouth-watering dish that’s so tender you can cut it with a fork!

Pork Tenderloin Versus Pork Loin

When you go to the grocery store or your local butcher, you’ll find two products that sound similar. Funny enough, they couldn’t be more different! Pork loin is a very large cut of meat that’s cut from the animal’s back. It has a layer of fat that covers the top, and you’ll find it at the store as a boneless or a bone-in roast. When the pork loin is cut into steaks, the store usually calls them pork chops.

Pork tenderloin, on the other hand, is a long, thin muscle that runs along the backbone. It’s always sold as a boneless cut because it doesn’t contain any bones! The cut is very lean with little to no fat content. That makes it one of the most tender, flavorful cuts of pork. Because it’s much smaller than the loin, the price is usually much lower, too.

Depending on the recipe, you might be able to substitute one for another. For this recipe, substitutions shouldn’t be a problem. We use a flavorful marinade to infuse deep flavor into the meat and we’re cooking it in the slow cooker. If you do decide to use a pork loin, we would definitely recommend trimming the fat off the top of the loin. Our the nutritional information is based on a pork tenderloin, which doesn’t have that fat cap. If you don’t know how to do that, your butcher should be able to help you!

How To Serve Skinny Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

After you cook our Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin, you have some choices to make. The meat is tender enough to shred, so you can pile it on top of your favorite bun or roll to make a pulled pork sandwich. The glaze would taste great on a sandwich, or you could swap-in our Skinny Ms Barbecue Sauce.

Another option is to slice the tenderloin. It’s cooked enough to be shreddable, but nice slices of pork tenderloin always look great on an entree plate. If you’re looking for side dish ideas, we suggest preparing a side of vegetables, serving the slices over rice or quinoa, or pairing it with our Green Bean Casserole. This is definitely a recipe that the kids will be asking for again, so get ready to make it on the regular!

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Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

This succulent and juicy pork tenderloin is simple and easy to make.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Marinate Time 8 hours
Total Time 14 hours 30 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 4 oz. (approximately)
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean pork tenderloin


  • 1 cup chicken broth fat-free, low-sodium
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce low sodium, optional tamari or bragg liquid aminos
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons ginger freshly grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste

Glaze (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lite soy sauce or try bragg liquid aminos
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup recipe for ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard


  • In a large mixing bowl combine all marinade ingredients. Trim away all visible fat from tenderloin and discard. Cut tenderloin into 2” pieces and place in marinade, ensuring all sides are coated. Cover and allow tenderloin to marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Place tenderloin and marinade in slow cooker, cook on low 4-6 hours on low, or until it shreds easily with a fork. Remove from the slow cooker and place on a serving platter.
  • To prepare glaze, add all ingredients to a small saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes or until desired thickness. Pour glaze over tenderloin.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4oz. (approximately) | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords dairy-free, High Protein, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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  1. Thanks! Also, what is the serving size? I know it says serves six, but wanted to know how many oz that would be…

    1. Melissa, Approximately 4 ounces per serving, possibly 5. I never recommend more than 5 oz for pork or beef.

    1. Neda, The data is listed on the recipe. Here it is: Servings: 6 | Calories: 123 | Previous Points: 3 | Points Plus: 4 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat:1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 27.5 mg | Sodium: 349 mg | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 11 g | Protein: 21 g

    1. Yes, Allspice or cinnamon will work for the ginger and cumin for the curry. Sesame oil, olive oil or canola.

  2. Do you think I could use a regular pork loin (fat trimmed) in place of the tenderloin or would it get it too dry?
    This recipe looks terrific!

  3. What kind of crock pot do you have that allowed it to get those brown edges? Mine tastes good but looks nothing like yours

    1. Peggy, You can quickly sear the meat on high heat with a little olive oil for about a minute on both sides in a saute pan on the stove top before adding it to the crockpot.

  4. This looks great. Trying to be all sugar free. Is there another non-wine vinegar I could use and is it a big deal to leave off the honey?

    1. Jill, Use balsamic vinegar because you will get that natural sweetness from the vinegar without any honey or sweetener.

  5. This may sound dumb but will this burn/blacken if I were to put this in a programmable crockpot for the 6 hours and let it sit on warm for 3-4 hours after? Trying to see if I can pull this off during the work week! Thanks! Love all your recipes!

  6. I noticed in the photo that you served it with potatoes and carrots. Do you think you could add them in the slow cooker with the pork? Looks delicious!

    1. Susa, Yes, you sure can add potatoes and carrots at the beginning with the pork tenderloin. That is delicious!

  7. my crock pot has 4 or 6 hrs for high & 8 or 10 hrs for low…not sure what I should use as this says 4-6 on low…

  8. I made this as directed, but grilled it the following day. It was Terrific, and I am making it the same way again this week. Thanks.

  9. Wow really nice and awesome recipe with full of nutrients. As a Nutritionist I appreciate this recipe with all healthy ingredients. Many Thanks for posting this recipe, I will must try to home.

    1. Thank you visiting We appreciate your feedback. We take pride in creating nutrient dense recipes. Enjoy the Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin!

  10. Made this tonight for my family and it a total hit! Shredded it and had pulled pork sandwiches. I didn’t have time to marinate so just put it all in the slow cooker. It didn’t even need the glaze. Delish!
    Will do this again for sure and marinade next time. All the ingredients are staples in my house. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Oh good! I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed the recipe. Thank you for the feedback. 🙂

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