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Healthy air fryer lemon cod fillets

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Healthy low carb white fish recipe for the dinner or lunch, air fryer lemon cod fillets! No breading required, keto and weight watchers friendly. Cook it from frozen too!

a piece of white fish on a white plate with a lemon slice on top

MyWW green plan 1 points, blue plan 0 points, purple 0 points ( all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator). Points are per serving.

I hope you already tried to make at least one recipe using fish fillets in your air fryer. Its probably the best way to cook it!

If not, dont worry. I will teach you how to make the best and most delicious fish and how to use your air fryer properly and to get the best out of it. If you have being following my blog for a while, you probably already tried to make my super popular air fryer salmon fillets recipe. Today’s cod recipe is very similar to that and my little lemon trick is still in action!

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Here is why this recipe works

Lets start with picking our fish. This time i bought a bag with frozen cod fillets, wild caught in Alaska (also called Pacific cod). This is probably the easiest way to get wild white fish to your table. Fish is almost fat free and very rich on protein. Make this recipe for dinner and add some grilled or sauteed vegetables for a balanced meal.

a piece of raw cod fillet in the hand

I prefer to keep my white fish simple and sauce free. This way i keep the calorie and fat count low. All you will need for the recipe is 1 lemon, salt, freshly ground pepper, some garlic salt or fresh garlic and dried or fresh parsley.

I used almost the whole lemon for one 3 oz fillet. Start with slicing lemon and laying the air fryer basket with it, exactly where you are planning to place the fish. Wash fillets and pat dry with paper towels. So now is the fun part, you are free to use any spices you like! As i mentioned above i like to keep it simple with just some salt, pepper, garlic and parsley.

Cover cod with your spices and place fillets on the lemon slices. Cover with more lemon and air fry! Its that easy.

Meanwhile you can always make some salsa or salad that will go so well with fried white fish. Chop tomato, avocado, cilantro, onions, jalapeno, green onions and cucumber. Mix with a splash of olive oil, lime juice and pinch of salt. So good but totally optional.

raw cod fillet with spices and lemon in the black air fryer basket

Can i use another fish

You can cook any white fish using this recipe. Try to make swai, pollock, whiting or flounder. The cooking time depends on how thick fillet pieces are so change it accordingly. Dont overcook though because it becomes dry pretty fast if baked more just by couple minutes.

How to cook from frozen

Typically it only takes 5 minutes to defrost frozen cod fillets in the water. They are thin enough to get defrosted fast. But if you are really short in time, please just add about 2 minutes to a total cooking time.

small piece of white cod fish with lemon and black pepper on top

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Healthy air fryer cod fillets

Healthy low carb white fish recipe for the dinner or lunch, air fryer lemon cod fillets! No breading required, keto and weight watchers friendly. Cook it from frozen too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer cod
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 101kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 oz cod fillet
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • garlic salt
  • dried parsley
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Wash and pat dry cod fillet. Cover with spices.
  • Slice lemon and cover the air fryer basket with a few slices. Place fish on top and cover the fillet with even more lemon.
  • Cook at 375F degrees for about 10 minutes. You may want to check the internal temperature, it should be 145F.
  • Carefully remove cod from the air fryer and serve with your favorite side dish

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

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

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Can you use frozen chicken breasts with this instead of fish?

Lucy

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So easy and so so taste very light. Thank you 😊 love it