This quick and simple air-fryer tilapia recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. The tilapia is moist and flaky and gets brightened up with lemon zest and fresh herbs., June 2022


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Lightly coat the fryer basket with cooking spray.

  • Pat tilapia fillets dry with paper towels. Coat the fillets with cooking spray.

  • Combine lemon zest, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, paprika and white pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle onto the fish.

  • Working in batches if necessary, arrange the fish in a single layer in the fryer basket. Cook, flipping once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 145°F and the fish flakes easily with a fork at the thickest part, 6 to 8 minutes. Drizzle lemon juice over the fillets and sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle with chives and parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

5 oz.
144 calories; protein 29g; carbohydrates 1g; fat 3g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 71mg; vitamin a iu 75IU; vitamin b3 niacin 6mg; vitamin b12 2mcg; vitamin c 3mg; vitamin d iu 176IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 36mg; vitamin k 8mg; sodium 220mg; calcium 17mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 39mg; phosphorus 243mg; potassium 439mg; zinc 1mg; niacin equivalents 11mg; selenium 59mcg.