If you frequently eat tacos you know that fish tacos are one of the more popular kinds out there. And these tacos made in the air fryer do not disappoint.
Unfortunately, the traditional way of deep-frying the fish can sometimes leave them feeling heavy and greasy. The air fryer will give you that much-desired crispy outside without all the grease.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
I like to use Cod for my fish tacos but you can easily substitute for Tilapia or even some Mahi Mahi if that's what you have on hand.
Whatever kind of fish you choose for your tacos, just make sure it is of the white flaky variety. They cook quickly and hold up well during air frying.
I'm including some of my favorite taco toppings on the recipe card but garnish with whatever your heart desires.
Classic taco toppings include shredded lettuce or cabbage for crunchiness, sliced tomatoes or pico de gallo for freshness along with diced onions or pickled red onions for added zing.
💭 Recipe Tip
Cooking time may vary due to variations in the makes and models of air fryers. Smaller pieces of fish will cook quicker than larger pieces.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Air Fryer Fish Tacos recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Mayonnaise, Milk, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Panko Bread Crumbs, Vegetable Oil, Kosher Salt, Cod Fillets and Flour Tortillas.
🥣 How to Make Air Fryer Fish Tacos
In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, milk, chili powder, and garlic powder.
On a plate mix the Panko Bread Crumbs with the oil and salt.
Toss the fish chunks in the mayonnaise mixture to coat, and then in the Panko mixture. You may need to press the panko into the fish.
Lightly grease the air fryer basket. Place the coated fish in the basket.
Air Fry at 390°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140-145°F.
Serve on flour tortillas with your choice of toppings.
Air Fryer Fish Tacos
- Bowl for Mixing
- ⅓ Cup Mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon Milk
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs, or more as needed
- 4 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
- ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 lb Cod Fillets, cut 1-inch chunks
- Flour Tortillas
- Pickled Red Onions
- Green Cabbage, shredded
- Mexican Crema
- In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, milk, chili powder, and garlic powder.
- On a plate mix the Panko Bread Crumbs with the oil and salt.
- Toss the fish chunks in the mayonnaise mixture to coat, and then in the Panko mixture. You may need to press the panko into the fish.
- Lightly grease the air fryer basket. Place the coated fish on the basket.
- Air Fry at 390°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140-145°F.
- Serve on flour tortillas with your choice of toppings.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.