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Crispy Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Never have a soggy fish taco again! Our Air Fryer Fish Tacos produce the CRISPIEST breaded fish without all the fat and calories and WITH all the flavor. We nestle the crunchy barramundi in charred street taco tortillas, top with a quick pineapple slaw, and a fresh squeeze of lime juice. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fish tacos, air fryer fish tacos, seafood tacos
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 tacos
Calories 82kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $30


  • Air fryer


  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 24 oz barramundi (4 filets)
  • 1 large egg + 2 tablespoons water
  • 16 flour tortillas (street taco sized)
  • sour cream and lime juice for serving


  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion


  • Preheat are fryer for five minutes at 380 degrees.
  • Add the panko, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper to a shallow dish or bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add egg and water to another shallow dish or bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Pat fish dry with paper towels. Use a sharp knife to cut the fish into four 1x4 pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Dip each piece of fish into the egg. Let the excess drip off. Coat in the bread crumbs. Use your fingers to make sure the breadcrumbs are pressed into the fish. Repeat with remaining fish.
  • Add half of the fish to the air fryer. Spray the top generously with olive oil spray. Cook for 4 minutes. Pull the tray out and flip the fish over. Spray with olive oil spray. Cook another 2 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Wipe the bottom of the air fryer clean after each batch. It's super quick and easy and prevents the fish from burning later on. Repeat with remaining half of the fish.
  • While the fish cook. Add the lime juice, honey, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder, and olive oil to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the cabbage, jalapeño, pineapple, cilantro, and red onion. Toss until coated in the dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Warm tortillas in the microwave. If desired, char the tortillas over an open flame.
  • Add a little bit of slaw to each tortilla. Top with a piece of fish. Cover with more slaw. Serve with sour cream and a squeeze of lime juice.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg