Quick and Healthy Tilapia in the Air Fryer

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Quick and Easy Tilapia in the Air Fryer

My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me and I am excited for you to try it too! We aren’t big fish eaters in my family, but I know this one is a hit because my teenagers loved it! You can watch all the drama of getting one of my teenagers to eat it in this YouTube video.

Stick with me and I will show you how to make some amazing, quick-and-easy tilapia in the air fryer! You will love this recipe because not only is it fast and healthy, but it’s also super crispy and delicately flakey.

3-ingredient Air Fryer Tilapia

You will also love this recipe because you only need 3 ingredients! You will need:

The first thing you need to do is prepare your ingredients. First, wash and pat dry the tilapia. You want to make sure it is dry because then it will be able to fry properly in the air fryer. Next, in a shallow bowl that is big enough to fit the tilapia, whisk two eggs. Then, in a third shallow bowl or plate, pour out the package of the Louisiana fish fry. You may not need all of it. So pour out however much you think you need. If you need more while you are preparing the fish, you can easily pour more onto the plate.

How to Make Tilapia in the Air Fryer

Once your ingredients are prepared, you are ready to fry the fish! You are going to love how quick and easy this process is.

1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes.

2. Place the tilapia in the eggs. Be sure to cover both sides.

3. Place the tilapia in the fish fry, once again covering both sides of the fish with the fish fry.

4. Spray the air fryer with oil. Place the fish in the air fryer basket.

5. Spray the fish with oil and cook at 350°F/177°C for 8 minutes.

Once your fish finishes cooking, with an instant read thermometer, make sure the fish registers at 145°F/63°C before eating.

Final Thoughts

There you have it! Quick and easy air fryer tilapia. Feel free to enjoy this recipe with a dipping sauce such as a sweet chili garlic sauce or a herb dipping sauce. Share with us how this recipe went for you and want sauce you used!

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Quick and Healthy Tilapia in the Air Fryer

Enjoy this yummy air fryer tilapia in 15 minutes! It's a quick and easy dinner for everyone!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tilapia
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package Louisiana fish fry

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F/200°C for 5 minutes.
  • Wash the tilapia and pat it dry.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs.
  • In a separate shallow bowl or plate, pour out the package of the Louisiana fish fry.
  • Place the tilapia in the egg wash. Be sure to cover both sides.
  • Then, place the tilapia in the fish fry, once again covering both sides with it.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with oil. Place the fish in the air fryer basket. Spray with oil and cook at 350°F/177°C for 8 minutes.
  • With an instant read thermometer, make sure the fish registers at 145°F/63°C before consuming.
  • Enjoy with a dipping sauce of your choice! I loved serving it with a sweet garlic chili sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 180mg | Sugar: 1g

Ingredients: Egg, Fish fry, Tilapia
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Popular, #StayHome, Back to School, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Winter, Dairy Free
Categories: Healthy, Air Fryer

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