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Air Fryer Tilapia

Air fryer tilapia is perfectly crispy on the outside, and tender and flaky on the inside. An easy, healthy dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer tilapia
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 443kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 4 tilapia filets
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups Italian-style breadcrumbs


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F and spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Add the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a shallow bowl and whisk them all together.
  • Add the milk and egg to a second shallow bowl and whisk the egg with the milk, breaking up the egg completely.
  • Pour the breadcrumbs into a third shallow bowl.
  • Dip the first tilapia filet into the spiced flour mix and coat both sides of the fish with the flour. Then, dip the fish into the eggs, covering it completely in the liquid. Finally, dip the fish into the breadcrumbs and make sure both sides are covered completely in breadcrumbs.
  • Place the breaded fish filet on the prepared air fryer tray then continue to dip and bread the remaining fish filets.
  • Once you have all the fish breaded and lined up in your air fryer basket, place the basket into the hot air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. The fish will be golden brown and crispy. Enjoy right away!


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1489mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 5mg