Air-Fryer Fish Sticks

Essentially a mini convection oven, an air fryer circulates hot air all around these breaded fish sticks for a perfectly crisp exterior in minutes. This recipe can easily be doubled if you have an extra-large air fryer or made in batches in a regular-size one.

Air-Fryer Fish Sticks
Photo: Tara Donne
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • Cooking spray

  • 8 ounces skinned cod, cut into 1-inch strips

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Preheat to 400°F.

  2. Sprinkle cod with garlic powder and Old Bay. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Lightly beat egg in a second shallow bowl. Combine breadcrumbs and parsley in a third shallow bowl. Dredge each piece of fish in the flour, then dip in the egg, letting the excess drip off, then dredge in the breadcrumbs, shaking off any excess. Set on a clean plate.

  3. Place the fish in the air-fryer basket and coat with cooking spray. Cook until browned and crispy, 4 to 6 minutes.


Air fryer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
2g Fat
16g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 5 oz.
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Vitamin A 231IU 5%
Sodium 491mg 21%
Potassium 271mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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