Air Fryer Fish Tacos

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Air Fryer Fish Tacos

If you love fish, then you need to try making fish tacos in the air fryer. Cooking fish in the air fryer is so incredibly easy and tasty. You can try this recipe with any kind of fish such as tilapia, cod, rockfish, or halibut.

Ingredients for Fish Tacos

I love this recipe because it is packed with great flavors. For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 pound white fish, like tilapia, cod, rockfish or halibut
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (approximately 1 lime)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse, kosher salt, use a bit less if using table salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, more or less to taste

This recipe will make about 6 tacos. You can easily double the recipe to get more tacos.

Delicious Fish Taco Sauce

As I said, this recipe has amazing flavors. We love to serve the tacos with this amazing and simple sauce recipe. You will need a ¼ cup sour cream, ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 1.2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, ½ teaspoon of sriracha sauce, and 1 teaspoon of garlic power.

Simply mix the ingredients together and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to drizzle it on top!

How to Cook Fish in the Air Fryer

Air fryer fish is so incredibly easy. You will want to place the fish in a single layer in the air fryer. I recommend placing the fish either on top of a foil sling or air fryer parchment paper. You can also lightly spray the air fryer basket if neither of those options are available. Then, cook the fish for 6-7 minutes at 370°F/185°C.

What is the Internal Temperature of Fish?

The fish will be completely finished once it reaches an internal temperature of 140°F/60°C with an instant read thermometer.

Print this FREE internal temperature guide to help you know when all your meats and baked goods are fully cooked!

What Should I Put on Top of Fish Tacos?

Like any taco, you can get really creative with what you top it with. These toppings taste amazing with white fish tacos!

  • 6, 6-inch corn or flour tortillas
  • finely shredded cabbage
  • fresh cilantro
  • diced avocados
  • pico de gallo
  • Cotija or queso fresco cheese
  • lime wedges

Final Thoughts

Air fryer fish tacos are simple, delicious, and easy to make! Your fish lovers will love this easy air fryer recipe for dinner. And because this recipe is packed with amazing flavors, maybe your non-fish lovers will like this one too! Let us know how this recipe turned out for you in the comments below!

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Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Air fryer fish tacos is a super simple and super delicious meal that you can whip together in under an hour!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6




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  • Place the fish in shallow dish or Ziploc bag.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and cayenne. Pour the marinade over the fish and toss to coat all sides of the fish. Cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • For the sauce, whisk together all the ingredients until well-combined. Refrigerate until ready to use. While the fish marinates, prep the toppings.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 370°F/188°C for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place the fish in a single layer in a lightly sprayer air fryer basket, on top of air fryer parchment paper, or on top of a foil sling.
  • Cook in the air fry 6-7 minutes at 370°F/188°C. The cook time will depend on the thickness of the fish. Keep a close eye on the fish and cook until it easily flakes with a fork and is no longer translucent/raw in the center. An instant-read thermometer should register 140°F/60°C at the thickest part.
  • Serve the fish on warmed corn or flour tortillas piled high with toppings and drizzled with sauce.

Recipe Notes

If you can fit two pounds of fish in your air fryer, double the recipe for more tacos! Or, cook in batches. 


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 327mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Recipe Adapted From: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Ingredients: Avocado, Avocado oil, Cayenne Pepper, Cod, Cooking Oil, Garlic, Kosher Salt, Lime Juice, Paprika
Meal Type: Main Dish, Fall, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Winter
Categories: Seafood, Air Fryer

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