Air-Fryer Fish Tacos
- 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
- Place sour cream, chiles, cilantro and lime juice in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.