Air Fryer White Fish Recipe or Healthy Tilapia Recipe @bestrecipebox

Air Fryer Healthy White Fish with Garlic & Lemon

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer, Seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 169 kcal

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.



  • 12 ounces tilapia filets , or other white fish (2 filets-6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder , optional
  • kosher salt or sea salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges


  1. Pre-heat Air Fryer to 360°F for 5 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)

  4. Lay the fish on top of the paper. Add a few lemon wedges next to fish.
  5. Air Fry at 360°F for about 6-12 minutes, or until fish can be flaked with a fork. Thicker filets will take longer to cook.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve warm with the toasted lemon wedges.