This Air Fryer White fish recipe is our go-to healthy meal when we’re craving a seafood dinner. Add your favorite spices and you’ll never get tired of eating white fish often.

Air Fryer White Fish Recipe or Healthy Tilapia Recipe in basket

Easy Air Fryer White Fish Recipe

Super simple and always a favorite, this air fryer tilapia recipe is are to satisfy. What’s not to love about a quick and easy low carb fish recipe in the air fryer? Within minutes, a healthy fish dinner is on the table. And the possibilities are endless because you can use what ever spices you want for this air fried tilapia. We love using simple garlic power and lemon pepper seasoning. But you can use paprika, onion powder, curry powder or what ever your heart desires. The fish comes out fantastic and always perfect. Add some fresh lemon for an over-the top delicious healthy tilapia dinner.

Air Fryer White Fish Recipe or Healthy Tilapia Recipe on plate

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Tips for Low Carb Fish in Air Fryer Recipe

  • Buy the freshest white fish that you can get your hands on.
  • This is a healthy low carb fish recipe because there’s no bread crumbs. If you want a low carb or keto version, use crushed pork rinds or almond flour for a crust.
  • We wanted to develop an easy tilapia air fryer recipe that was clean tasting and as little carbs as possible so this is still delicious without any crust.
  • Add it to a bed of lettuce and you have a fantastic dish for lunch or dinner.
  • The fresh lemons make it extra great so make sure to squeeze fresh lemon juice on top!
  • More recipe details are in the recipe box below.

Air Fryer White Fish Recipe or Healthy Tilapia Recipe on a plate

How to Use Air Fryer Perforated Parchment Paper Rounds

No sticking and easy cleanup. That’s why these parchment or baking sheets are fantastic. It makes cooking delicate fish so much easier to release without sticking or tearing the fish. These air fryer sheets are perforated, which allows air to circulate through and provide more even cooking. They are super easy to use. There’s many different sizes, so make sure you buy the one that fits your air fryer basket!

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Air Fryer Healthy White Fish with Garlic & Lemon

This fish recipe is so versatile. Cook what ever flat white fish you want and choose your favorite spices. If you’re cooking a thicker fish like halibut or cod, just add a few minutes extra cooking time. We have a crispy breaded version on the website too. Just search “seafood” and you’ll find it! To avoid sticking and tearing of the fish, we like to use perforated parchment/baking paper made for air fryers. Our recipe write up has lots of info on these papers.
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  • 12 ounces (340 g) tilapia filets , or other white fish (2 filets-6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) onion powder , optional
  • kosher salt or sea salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges



  • Pre-heat Air Fryer to 360°F for 5 minutes.
    Rinse and pat dry the fish filets. Spray or coat with olive oil spray and season with garlic powder, lemon pepper, and/or onion power, salt and pepper. Repeat for both sides.
  • Lay perforated air fryer baking paper inside base of air fryer. Lightly spray the paper. (if not using a liner, spray enough olive oil spray at the base of the air fryer basket to make sure fish does not stick).
    Lay the fish on top of the paper. Add a few lemon wedges next to fish.
  • Air Fry at 360°F for about 6-12 minutes, or until fish can be flaked with a fork. Timing will depend on how thickness of the filets, how cold the filets are, & individual preference.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve warm with the toasted lemon wedges. Add additional seasonigns or salt and pepper, if needed.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 89mg, Potassium: 514mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

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