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how to make tilapia in an air fryer

Tilapia Air Fryer Recipe For Quick and Easy Meals

  • Author: Natasha
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


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