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Guys, I did something new! I made tilapia in the air fryer! And okay, I get that like.. tilapia is controversial. It’s a white fish which is supposed to be good for us, but then if you spend too much time Googling tilapia you’ll find all sorts of things about how gross it really is. I’ll be honest: I don’t care a ton. This is probably the first time in three years I’ve even had tilapia, so I think for the occasional meal I’ll be okay. Plus, if you’re not a tilapia fan this will pretty much work with any kind of fish (I know for a fact because I’ve done it with salmon!)
Also – I literally use my air fryer every day. If you’ve been in the market for one, I highly recommend this one I found on Amazon.
Tilapia Air Fryer Recipe For Quick and Easy MealsPrint
Easiest air fryer tilapia recipe that won’t dry out your fish!
- Frozen (or fresh) tilapia filets
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Garlic salt or garlic powder
- Pepper – optional
- (can swap out the garlic and pepper for seasoning of your choice)
For the complete meal:
- 1 microwave bag of brown rice
- 1 steamer bag of broccoli or any other veggies
- You can thaw your fish before cooking, but I didn’t
- Add fish filets to your air fryer (don’t forget to spray the bottom with cooking spray first)
- Spray fish with olive oil cooking spray and season to your liking
- Cook at 400 degrees for approximately 12-15 minutes
For the others:
- Steam your bag of veggies in the microwave for about 5 to 5 1/2 minutes
- Steam your rice bag for 90 seconds in the microwave
Natasha Funderburk is a wife, #boymom, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Consultant, and ACE-Behavior Change Specialist. When not watching her son play baseball, she can be found on various writing platforms, coaching her clients to live their best lives, drinking all the coffee, and conducting living-room dance parties.