Frozen fish fillets in air fryer
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How to Air Fry Frozen Fish Fillets

Today I will show you how to make the frozen fish fillets in air fryer. 

Why Choose Air Fryer? (For Frozen Fish Fillets)

Air fryers have quickly become one of the most popular type of cooking appliance on the market because of the positive connotations that are attached to their use. The best one is health care, no doubt air fryers have reduced the use of oil in cooking.

Many people assert that they contribute to a reduction in the amount of fat found in well-known dishes such as French fries, chicken wings, empanadas, Gorton’s fish sticks, frozen battered fish etc.


Ingredients Notes

  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp lemon pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 frozen fish fillets tilapia
  • Parsley 

Frozen fish fillets in air fryer

Required Equipment

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1:

Take out the fish fillets from fridge. Wash it and let it rest for 5 mins. Season the fish fillets with above mentioned ingredients  before cooking them.

Step 2:

Start by preheating your air fryer for five minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If the type you have does not automatically preheat, all you need to do is turn it on for five minutes before you start cooking.

Step 3:

Once the air fryer is preheated , place the fish fillets inside basket. Set the timer to 12 mins and temperature at 380 F. 

Step 4:

Flip the fish fillets after 6 mins. And continue to cook or another 6 mins. 

Tips for Preparing Frozen Fish Fillets

  1. Use good quality frozen fish fillets.
  2. Use a low temperature to cook the fish.
  3. By cooking the fish at a high temperature for a short period of time , it causes the proteins in the fish to be lost and coiled. 
  4. Use fillets of the same size.
  5. As we all know, fish and lemon are a perfect combination. So don’t forget to use lemon.
  6. Spray the fish with a little oil before placing it in the basket.
  7. Don’t put one fillet on top of the other in the air fryer basket or the fish will steam instead of fry.
  8. Accompany your fried fish with a fresh salad, some roasted vegetables or some French fries.


  • It is vital to preheat your air fryer in order to guarantee that your frozen fish air fryer will begin cooking as soon as you place the fish in the air fryer.
  • In order to ensure that the air in your air fryer can flow freely and that the fish is cooked evenly, place the fillets at reasonable distance. 


Frozen fish fillets in air fryer
Cooking Recipe for Frozen Fish Fillets in Air Fryer
Ab ChaudharyAb Chaudhary
If you are looking for a healthy dish that is full of nutrition's and with a wonderful taste. Then go for air frying frozen fish fillets in air fryer. It is as easy as breeze, quick to prepare and best to eat.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • Air Fryer


  • ½ tbsb Garlic powder
  • ½ tbsb Black pepper
  • ½ tbsb Onion Powder
  • ½ tbsb Pink salt
  • 1 tbsb Lemon juice
  • 4 Pieces Frozen fish fillets


  • Take fish fillets from your fridge.
  • Wash it with water.
  • Let it rest for 5 mins.
  • Add ingredients as stated above.
  • Preheat your air fryer for 5 mins at 400 F.
  • Add fish fillets to air fryer basket.
  • Set the timer to 12 mins
  • Flip the sides after 6 mins.


  1. Ensure there is reasonable space between the fish fillets.
  2. No need to add oil.
  3. Add 1 tbsb of olive oil once fish fillets are cooked and let the olive oil absorb the fish fillets for some juicy taste. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

What air fryer is the best?

There is a large quantity of good performance air fryers in the market today. My personal preference are  Ninja Air Fryers , Chefman Air Fryers  and Cosori max xl.

Can I use an air fryer to cook other types of fish?

There are a variety of fish that may be cooked successfully in an air fryer. Simply make sure that the cooking time is adjusted appropriately, taking into consideration the thickness of the fish. It’s possible that you’ll need to adjust with the temperature settings until you discover the combination that yields the greatest results for the kind of fish you’re preparing to cook.

Can raw fish go in an air fryer?

Yes you can cook raw fish in air fryer. Using an air fryer makes it simpler than ever before to cook fish at home. An air fryer allows you to cook fish that tastes just like it came out of the kitchen at your favorite seafood restaurant, whether you use frozen or fresh seafood. 

How long to cook frozen fish fillets in air fryer?

Cooking for 12 mins at 380 F temperature is reasonable for frozen fish fillets. If you still feel the need to cook them more, you can increase the time by another 2-3 mins.

Can you cook Gortons’ frozen fish fillets in an air fryer?

Yes, the Gorton’s Frozen Fish Fillets can also be prepared using an air fryer. As long as you know how to set it up properly, the air fryer is versatile enough to handle practically any cooking task. All of these frozen foods, ranging from frozen onion rings to Phillips Frozen Crab Cakes, are able to be cooked in an air fryer without any problems.

How to Cook Air Fry Gorton Fish Fillets?

  • Put four fillets in the basket of the air fryer.
  • Fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. 
  • Cook top side for 5 mins and then flip the other side and cook it for another 5 mins.
  • The instructions were created using two servings cooked in an air fryer with 1500W of power and no oil. 

Should Fish Be Thawed Before Air Frying?

No there is no need to thaw it before cooking. Just take out the fish from freezer, wash it and add your seasoning, let it rest for 5 mins and place the fish into the air fryer.

Why is it better to make frozen fish in the Air Fryer?

Because it turns out more crispy and delicious. On the inside, it is airy and soft, while on the exterior, it has a small crunch to it. Additionally, it is nutritious due to the fact that it is fish. However, it is also healthful since it is prepared with a very little amount of oil, making it a far better alternative than deep frying the food.

How to store fish fillets?

In case you have any fish fillets left over, you may put them in the refrigerator and reheat them at a later time. If you want the best results, put them in a container that won’t let air in or cover them in aluminum foil and put them in the refrigerator. After that, you’ll have a delectable snack that just takes a few minutes to heat up and enjoy once it’s ready.

Final Words

I really do hope that you have found this comprehensive and step-by-step guide on how to cook frozen fish fillets in an air fryer to be helpful. And I really hope that this has helped you to elevate your cooking to the next level!

Ab Chaudhary

AboutAb Chaudhary

Hi, my name is Basit Ali. I’m a cooking enthusiast who loves trying out new recipes in the kitchen! I also like to upgrading my kitchen accessories from time-to-time with all sorts of interesting gadgets for making food prep easier and more convenient than ever before.

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