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A plate with air fryer fish tacos with a focus on the crispy fish filling with sliced avocado and coleslaw.
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Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Made in under 25 minutes, this air fried fish tacos recipe comes together effortlessly! Tender pieces of white fish coated in a crispy coating and air fried then served with a homemade coleslaw all wrapped in a tortilla, these homemade air fryer tacos are always a crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Justin Coit


  • Air Fryer


For the Tacos:

  • 1 lb white fish halibut or cod is best
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs I use panko
  • cooking spray
  • 8 corn tortillas

For the Coleslaw

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup cole slaw mix


  • sliced avocado


  • Prepare the slaw by adding all of the slaw ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and mix to combine thoroughly. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add the chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, cumin and salt and pepper. Add the seasoning to the fish and cut into 1.5” length pieces.
  • Prepare the dredging stations- in a shallow plate add the flour, in another add the eggs, and in the final add the breadcrumbs.
  • One at a time, dip each fish piece into the flour, then the egg, and finally the breadcrumbs. Press the breadcrumbs into the fish to help it stick.
  • Add the fish pieces into the air fryer basket on a single layer and cook at 390 F for 8 to 10 minutes, until each piece has turned golden.
  • Assemble the tacos by placing some cooked fish into each tortilla and then spoon the slaw on top. Garnish with sliced avocado if desired. Serve immediately.



  • The thickness of the fish will determine the cooking time. If you’re unsure if your fish is cooked through, use an instant-read thermometer ?. The fish should have an internal temperature of 145F.
  • Make sure you do not overlap the fish pieces in the air fryer. The hot air needs to circulate and reach every part of the fish to crisp up.
  • You can warm up the tortillas before assembling the tacos, so they are more pliable. You can warm them in a skillet or on a stovetop burner.
  • If there is moisture on the fish, pat dry before coating with seasoning to help it stick better. 


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg