Air-Fryer Fish Tacos

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg white, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each white pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Place sour cream, chiles, cilantro and lime juice in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Set aside.
  2. Cut each tilapia fillet lengthwise into 2 portions. Place flour, egg white and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip tilapia in flour, then egg white, then crumbs.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In batches, arrange fillets in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, 10-12 minutes, turning once.
  4. Combine seasonings; sprinkle over fish. Place a portion of fish on each tortilla; top with about 2 tablespoons sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with tomato. If desired, top with additional cilantro.

AIR-FRYER FISH TACOS TIPS

Can you use other kinds of fish to make air-fryer fish tacos?

A mild whitefish like the tilapia in this recipe works best for fish tacos. Other options include snapper, mahi mahi, grouper, flounder, halibut or cod. Of course, if you have a local fresh fish you want to use, that’s great, too! If you have frozen filets, fill a bowl with hot water, and place fish in a plastic resealable bag in the water until the fish has some elasticity.

What can you serve with air-fryer fish tacos?

This island mango slaw is perfect side—or topper!—to these air-fryer fish tacos. You can also serve them with your favorite rice or grain, such as this Spanish rice. To drink, make a batch of classic margaritas or fruity frozen margaritas.

What internal temperature does fish need to be cooked to?

The USDA recommends cooking fish to 145°F (62.8°C). Visually, the fish should be opaque and the flesh should flake easily.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester

Air Fryer Cook Times

In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

 

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