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Breaded fish after air fried on a tray with lemon wedges

Air Fryer Fish & Chips

Enjoy crispy fish without the need for deep frying. Air fryer fish is ready in minutes and is so easy to make!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad


  • 1 pound cod fillet cut into strips
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Large egg beaten
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • Tartar sauce for serving
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • In a small bowl, mix the flour with the paprika, garlic powder and salt. Place the beaten egg in another bowl and the panko breadcrumbs in a third bowl.
  • Pat the fish dry using a paper towel. Dredge the fish in the flour mixture, then the egg and finally the panko breadcrumbs, pressing down lightly until the crumbs stick. Spray both sides with oil.
  • For the air fryer, air fry at 400 degrees F. until about for 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway through until crispy and lightly golden.
  • Open basket and check for desired doneness with a fork to see if it flakes off easily. You can return the fish for another 1 or 2 minutes as necessary.
  • Serve immediately with fries and tartar sauce, if desired.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge. To reheat, just place in the airfryer at 360°F for 2-3 minutes until heated through and crispy. You can also reheat in the microwave but the fish won't retain its crispy texture that way.
Equipment: I recommend the Skinnytaste by Vremi Air Fryer and the NuWave Air Fryer (Amazon affiliate links). The Skinnytaste one is easier to clean and has higher watts (1700 vs 1300), but both are excellent.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. It does not include the fries served with the fish.


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg