Air Fryer Tilapia

Air Fryer Tilapia on a plate with peas
Overview of Air Fryer Tilapia on a plate with peas and carrots
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It seems rare to come across a dish that can be cooked in 20 minutes. Most meals take at least 30-40 minutes to cook. But this Air Fryer Tilapia takes 5 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook. Coated with paprika, cayenne pepper, and chili powder, the Tilapia roasts up beautifully in the air fryer. Serve it alongside your favorite vegetables, and you will have a meal on the dinner table in no time. And if you have non- keto eaters at the dinner table, feel free to add some potatoes! We hope you enjoy this flavorful keto recipe.

Can tilapia be made in the air fryer?

Yes, Tilapia can be air-fried. The sky is the limit with the number of items that can be air fried; from cakes to roasts and everything in between! 

How long do you cook frozen tilapia in air fryer?

It takes approximately 10 minutes to air fry frozen Tilapia.

What temperature should tilapia be cooked to?

Tilapia should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can you put frozen fish in an air fryer?

To ensure even and proper cooking times, It's recommended to thaw the fish overnight. Otherwise, you may end up with rubbery or unevenly cooked fish. 
Author: Sarah Leadon
Average: 4.5 (16 votes)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
4 persons



Preheat the air fryer to 400 °F.
Whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and paprika into a large bowl until combined.
Overview of a glass bowl of spices on a wooden board
Add the Tilapia to the bowl and toss to coat it in the seasonings.
Arial view of a bowl with pieces of Tilapia being coated with spices
Place a parchment paper into the air fryer's basket and add the Tilapia fillets into the basket in an even layer. You may have to make two batches of fish depending on the size of your air fryer.
Overview of an air-fryer basket lined with paper and two pieces of seasoned Tilapia inside
Cook the Tilapia fillets for 10-15 minutes until they are no longer translucent.
Arial of an air fryer basket with two pieces of cooked Tilapia
Serve the air-fried Tilapia on a plate with your preferred vegetables.
Sideview of two plates of air-fried tilapia with vegetables on the side

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Jennifer Dodd

Hello Sarah, glad you liked this recipe and congratulations on the creative added touch of sweet potatoes. Good call.

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