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air fryer fish fillet tilapia served on a plate

air fryer fish fillet tilapia (crispy fried)

yummy indian kitchen
A quick crispy fried fish fillets in air fryer
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer, fish, seafood
Cuisine American, International
Servings 2
Calories 623 kcal


  • 4 fish tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs


  • Take fish tilapia fillets, wash them well under running water and drain the excess water out.
  • Spray or apply olive oil on all sides of the fish fillet.
  • Apply or sprinke salt as per taste, paprika powder and black peppercorn powder to both sides of the fish.
  • Coat the fish fillets with all-purpose flour.
  • Dip the coated flour fillets in beaten eggs.
  • Lastly, coat the fish fillets with breadcrumbs and set them aside.
  • Preheat the airfyer at 370° F for 3-4 minutes.
  • Take the basket out of the air fryer, place the coated fish pieces into the air fryer.
  • Spray some olive oil on the fish pieces.
  • Insert the basket into the air fryer, cook the fish fillet for 5-6 minutes by setting the timer of air fryer.
  • Take the basket out, flip the fish pieces, spray some olive oil.
  • Cook the other side too for 5 minutes at the same temperature.
  • Take the fish fillet out from the air fryer.
  • Serve the crispy fish tilapia hot with ketchup or sauce or dip.


  • Any air fryer can be used to follow the cooking procedure. Different brands have different appearance but the cooking technique and temperatures remain the same for any air fryer.
  • I have defrosted the frozen tilapia before coating with spices as defrosting in air fryer tend to break the fish quickly as they are already tender in raw stage.
  • Therefore, defrost them in room temperature for few minutes, wash them well and strain to remove any excess water.


Nutrition Facts
air fryer fish fillet tilapia (crispy fried)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 334mg111%
Sodium 339mg15%
Potassium 1131mg32%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 77g154%
Calcium 86mg9%
Vitamin A 238IU5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.