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fish and fries with lemon wedges on top of parchment paper

Crispy Air Fryer Fish And Chips

These Air Fryer Fish and Chips are exactly what you need to put on the menu every week! Air Fryer recipes are an excellent way to enjoy healthy, crispy foods without using a large amount of oil. 
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 149kcal


  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp. old bay seasoning
  • ¼ Tsp. salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Cooking spray


  • Wash and pat dry the fish. Set aside. Mix and prepare the seasoning in a separate bowl. Set aside.
    Prepare the eggs and water mixture in a different bowl. Set aside.
    Step by step photo guide
  • To bread, place the fish in the flour mixture.
    Then in the egg mixture.
    After, transfer the fish back to the flour mixture and coat well on all sides.
    Spray the basket lightly with cooking oil, then place the fish in the air fryer basket. Spray the fish with cooking oil and cook in the air fryer for 12 minutes on 400 degrees or longer depending on the air fryer you have. See notes in post regarding which air fryer to use.
    Serve warm with chips or fries and serve warm.
    fish and fries on white plate



This recipe was originally posted on June 2019. It has been updated with new pictures, video, and air fryer suggestions. The recipe remains the same as our readers already love it as is!
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  • Does fish batter contain milk? It can. It all depends on the recipe. I personally prefer it without milk. However, I still enjoy the recipes that do include milk in the batter. The choice is yours.
  • You can also make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free flour
Calories are estimated per serving only. 


Serving: 2people | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 3075mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.9mg