This air fryer tilapia is really good.  It is so flavorful, moist which is what we love about  the tilapia fish.

It is also just quick and easy being made in the air fryer.  Perfect for lunch or dinner.

Air fryer tilapia in a plate with cucumber and tomatoes on the side

Ingredients

2  – tilapia fillets – I  use fresh tilapia fillets for this recipe, about 5 ounces each

1 tablespoon – Lemon juice  – this gives yummy acidity to the tilapia

1 teaspoon  – garlic powder – garlic powder gives a distinct yummy flavor to the fish

1 tablespoon – melted butter – this makes this fish yummy

1/2 teaspoon – paprika  – for lovely color, flavor

1 tablespoon – parmesan cheese powder – this is optional.  However, it is yummy to sprinkle parmesan cheese powder to your fillets.

How to Cook Tilapia in the Air Fryer

It is just easy to air fry tilapia fillets. Begin by mixing together the melted butter, lemon juice, and garlic powder in a bowl.  Pour over the mixture to the tilapia fillets. Then sprinkle paprika and parmesan cheese powder all over the fish.

Place the fillets in the air fryer basket and air fry at 390F or 200C for 5-8 minutes or until the fish is cooked.

Air Fryer Tilapia process shot. Mom Food Blog

Tips in making Air Fryer Tilapia

  • Always use fresh Tilapia fillet.  The quality of the freshness of the fish is a big factor in the overall taste of the dish.
  • You do not need to flip your air fried tilapia while cooking.
  • Remember that different air fryers have different heating capacity so you may check the doneness of your tilapia in air fryer every now and then.  You would want a moist and soft tilapia flesh, not a burnt one.
  • How do you know if your air fried tilapia is already cooked?  Simply  prick  gently the flesh with pork and if it is already white/ish in color and flake easily then it is already done.

Other Air Fryer Recipes You May Try

Air Fryer Corn on the cob

Pork Belly Bites in Air Fryer

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Recipe Card

Air Fryer Tilapia Recipe: Moist, Flavorful and Easy

This air fryer tilapia is really good.  It is so flavorful, moist which is what we love about  the tilapia fish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Air Fryer Tilapia
Servings: 1 people
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 fillets Tilapia about 5 ounce each
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice or calamansi juice
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Melted Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese powder

Instructions

  • Mix together the melted butter, lemon juice, and garlic powder in a bowl.  Pour the mixture over to the tilapia fillets. Then sprinkle paprika and parmesan cheese powder all over the fish.
  • Place the fillets in the air fryer basket and air fry at 390F or 200C for 5-8 minutes or until the fish is cooked.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy.

Notes

Different air fryers have different heating capacity so you may check the doneness of your tilapia in air fryer every now and then.  You would want a moist and soft tilapia flesh, not a burnt one.