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Air fryer fish recipe that is served with crunchy potato chips. Easy, healthy and ready in no time! For this recipe you can use any fish, cod, tilapia, catfish even salmon and more!

Air Fryer fish and chips

Perfect air fryer fish and chips recipe

Who knew that you can cook amazingly crunchy and velvety soft fish in the air fryer, that actually will be healthy for you? No dealing with greasy oil and extra calories.

For this recipe i used frozen cod fillets, that i took out of the freezer about an hour before cooking time.

Fish is so easy to defrost! If its a big piece- put it in the fridge overnight or for a small or medium piece- just leave it on the counter for an hour or two!

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Well, i didnt try every fish in the air fryer, but i can tell then so far my favorites are Catfish (love it!) , Tilapia, Cod and Salmon.

Oh when they are buttered and then air fried- their texture becomes so silky smooth and absolutely delicious. Crunchy on the outside and heavenly soft inside- what could be better!

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How to make perfect air fryer fish and chips.

  1. Toss potato wedges in a bowl with some salt and oil. Add them to the air fryer (400F for 20 minutes). Shake the basket half way through. Remove cooked “chips” and put into a bowl. Air Fryer fish and chips
  2. Now you will need three shallow bowls. First for the flour, second for beaten eggs, third for breadcrumbs.  Working one fillet at at time, dredge fillet in flour, then eggs, then breadcrumbs.  ( My daughter was helping me (see picture) Air Fryer fish and chips
  3. Add  fillets to the Air fryer basket (at 330F for 15 minutes Air Fryer fish and chips
  4.  Flip fillets half way through Air Fryer fish and chips

Serve immediately with potato “chips” and some aioli!

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4.54 from 41 votes

Air fryer fish and chips

Air fryer fish recipe that is served with crunchy potato chips. Easy, healthy and ready in no time! For this recipe you can use any fish, cod, tilapia, catfish even salmon and more!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer fish and chips
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 1 lb fish fillet (cod, tilapia, catfish)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (i used panko)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 2 tbspn oil
  • 2 russet potatoes


  • Cut potatoes in wedges or like french fries. In a bowl, toss together potatoes. salt and oil.
  • Add potatoes in to your air fryer basket and cook on 400F for 20 minutes, shaking twice. Once done remove from the basket.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the fish. In a shallow bowl add flour, in a second bowl add beaten egg and in the third bowl add Panko. Working with one piece at a time, dredge fish fillet first in flour, then in egg, and then in breadcrumbs.
  • Add fish to the air fryer and set it to 330F for 15 minutes. Check on it halfway through and flip if needed.
  • Serve together immediately with any sauce( I used Spicy Aioli)

Tools used in this recipe

Air fryer
Air fryer liners


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 854mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3.4mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating


Monday 16th of January 2023

Can I cook home made chips and fresh salmon together and for how long please


Tuesday 9th of February 2021

How do you keep the chips hot while fish is cooking?


Sunday 30th of August 2020

Fish and chips yum, but how did you keep the chips hot and crunchy while cooking the fish, I would love to have a go at this tonight for dinner...


Sunday 4th of February 2024

@Barbara, I heated my oven to 350F, turned it off and put my chips in the preheated oven on a baking sheet lined with a rack so that they wouldn’t get soggy. I was using the Instant Pot with the Air Fryer lid. As my fish were finished I did the same because I could only do 2 pieces at a time and I had 3 pieces to cook. I used cod. It worked out fine.


Saturday 9th of May 2020

Thanks for sharing. I made cod and boy it's yummy.


Wednesday 19th of June 2019

I tried this recipe with a salmon fish. I can't explain how much the air fryer makes the fish more delicious. I recommend it to everybody.