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How to Cook Air Fryer Fish

Best air fryer fish recipe with no breading is here. Lightly seasoned fillets are a healthy, keto and low carb dinner. Cooked fork tender in just a few minutes.

air fryer cod

Have you given air fryer fish a whirl yet?? It’s pretty much a game changer for us. Whether you’re making salmon, tilapia or cod it’s going to come out perfect every time. Easy air fryer recipe to the rescue. (affiliate links present)

Fish in Air Fryer NO Breading

There are many ways to “fry” seafood in this hot air machine. You can of course load it up with coating too but simple like our tuna steak air fryer recipe is great too.

I’ll share all of our favorites below so you can choose which you want to try first.

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

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It’s not just how to cook fresh fish though, we have gone a step further than that. Why? Because I happen to be forgetful and dinner doesn’t always get defrosted in time.

If you’re forgetful like me, this tip will come in really handy when you want to make any air fryer fish recipes for dinner.

air fryer fish

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

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Fish in Air Fryer

You really don’t need much. This time we didn’t use any breading at all. Below I will share with you how to use a light layer of bread crumbs too. These are the ingredients you will need for this version:

  1. Fish fillets
  2. Salt and Pepper
  3. Butter
    1. could use olive oil instead, but salted butter is so much better
  4. Lemon

Seasonings are really up to you. If you put garlic salt or garlic powder on everything, then by all means use that. This is just a suggestion as far as that goes.

If you like a bit of tartar sauce you can make a bit of that to serve on the side too. It’s a must when we are making air fryer fish sticks for sure.

air fryer fish

I guess another plus to this way of cooking seafood is if you or someone in your house is sensitive to the smell, it will stay more contained. For us, all 5 in this house are kinda’ obsessed with anything out of the sea.

Whether it’s caught on a line out of the nearby river, or store bought it is always a winner for dinner.

  • If you’re new and just testing out air fried foods you may just have the Instant Pot CrispLid.
  • Yes you could use this to make air fried fish.
  • It is a great way to start but I do recommend getting a separate unit if you start using it a lot.

Having a designated, contained air fryer basket just gets everything crispier.

air fryer fish no breading

Air Fryer Cod

These pictures feature cod filets. Any white fish would be fairly similar when it comes to the 12 minute cooking time. The biggest difference is how thick they are. I suggest medium sizes, not too thick.

How Long to Cook Fish in Air Fryer

Time needed: 12 minutes.

Air Fryer Fish

  1. Preheat

    First, preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.

  2. Add ingredients

    Spray inside of air fryer basket with non stick spray. Lay fillets inside, do not overlap them. Sprinkle on salt and pepper, lay slice of butter on top with lemon slice on very top.

  3. Cook

    Cook for 10-13 minutes, timing will depend on how thick they are. Check at minute 10 if thinner and see if you want another minute or two more. Should be flaky with a fork.

  4. Serve

    Serve with air fryer french fries to serve as air fryer fish and chips. With a side of ketchup and tartar sauce, it is a quick and easy meal everyone in your household will really love.

Simple with just butter and seasoning, this is similar to our air fryer scallops recipe.

air fryer cod fish

Remember, your pieces will shrink. Each one is quite high in protein though so unlike a burger or pasta you won’t need a huge serving for each person. Typically 1/2 lb. uncooked weight is good per person.

Air Fryer Fish and Chips

Remember, you’re probably going to serve this with other items on the side too. You can go comfort food style with fries, or sweet potato chips too. Make it fun if you do by using hot dog baskets or thick paper as cones.

We will share a few other side dishes below too. Mix it up and figure out which are your all time favorites.

cod in air fryer 2

How do you cook fish in an air fryer?

We will show you how to do just that right here!! Whether you have frozen fillets, fresh, or frozen fish sticks we have directions for them all here!

In just 12 minutes you’ll have tender flaky fish in an air fryer everyone is sure to enjoy. Need quicker? Make air fryer fish nuggets!

Is air fryer good for fish?

Absolutely!! We have made cod in air fryer, tilapia and air fryer salmon too. Some with light breading and this one with no breading so it’s a low carb keto meal idea.salmon in the air fryer

Is air fryer food really healthy?

For sure. It eliminates the need to deep fry foods in oil which decreases the overall fat and calorie content. You still get that nice crispy outside you love in a healthier way.

Is cod good for fish and chips?

If you ask us it is for sure! Throw in some air fryer frozen french fries before you cook your air fryer fish and it will be done in under 30 minutes total.

Want to add a bit of light breading on the outside now? It is a nice change to add a bit of flavor and texture. You can use Italian breadcrumbs, or Dot’s pretzel crumble on the outside for a TON of over the top flavors.

Follow the directions on our air fryer tilapia and air fryer catfish posts and see which way you like the best. This is good as is with a side of air fryer vegetable, OR make a po’ boy sandwich with hoagie rolls!

air fryer tilapia

You can serve any of these inside an air fryer fish taco which is what we love to do. Stuffed with shredded cabbage, white sauce and avocado is the perfect meal.

Want to try some other type of seafood? I’m sure you do if you have already made and enjoyed all of these above. The next would be as crunchy as deep fried but without submerging it in oil.

That is…..”fried” air fryer oysters!

Air Fryer Oysters

Air Fryer Fish Fillet

We shared a ton of easy air fryer fish recipes here, but you might be craving more ideas once you make this! Here are a few of the best side dishes you can serve alongside each one of these.

  • Air fryer cauliflower florets are super healthy with just some olive oil and seasoning. NO breading and no need for it either I swear.
  • If you haven’t made air fryer corn yet it is truly a game changer. You will never ever boil water to make this vegetable again.

Here are a few Instant Pot fish recipes you can try as well. They’re great, tender, and flavorful without any crispiness on the outside.

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Air Fryer Fish

Air fryer fish recipe with no breading is here. Lightly seasoned fillets are healthy and cooked fork tender in just a few minutes.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, cod, fish, no breading
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 183kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Spray inside of air fryer basket with non stick spray. Lay fillets inside, do not overlap them.
  • Sprinkle on salt and pepper, lay slice of butter on top with lemon slice on very top.
  • Cook for 10-13 minutes, timing will depend on how thick they are. Check at minute 10 if thinner and see if you want another minute or two more. Should be flaky with a fork.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fish
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 726mg32%
Potassium 527mg15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 317IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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