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air fried chili lime tilapia

Air Fried Chili Lime Tilapia: Easy & Healthy

  • Author: Jen Lopez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Air Fryer


Time to bust out that air fryer for an easy and healthy fish recipe! This air fried chili lime tilapia is so tasty and crispy without all the oil! 


  • 1 lb tilapia
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour (I used Trader Joe's gluten free flour)
  • 1 -2 eggs (I used 2 but had a wee bit left over)
  • 1 tbs chili powder (less if you're not into spicy)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. On a plate wide enough to lay tilapia flat, mix panko with salt, pepper and chili powder
  2. Place egg and flour in separate bowls. Make sure to scramble the egg with a fork
  3. Spray the bottom of the air fryer with a little cooking spray
  4. Dip both sides of the tilapia in flour, then egg and then press into panko mixture until well coated
  5. Place in air fryer and spray the top of the tilapia with a little more cooking spray (I did mine in 2 batches since my air fryer is on the smaller side)
  6. Fry at 375 for 7-8 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 7-8 minutes or until cooked through
  7. Remove tilapia from air fryer and squeeze lime juice over the top of the fish
  8. Serve with some pico de gallo, lime wedges and avocado or with a side of your favorite veggie!


  • Serving Size: 4 oz of tilapia
  • Calories: 228
  • Fat: 3.9
  • Carbohydrates: 24.1
  • Fiber: 0.5
  • Protein: 24.1

Keywords: air fryer, seafood