Air Fryer Tilapia Recipe

Tilapia cooked in the air fryer for 10 minutes with a lemon caper sauce is flakey, quick to prepare, and nutritious. It is the ideal meal to prepare throughout the week since it is seasoned with a combination of paprika, garlic, lemon, and melted butter.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Tilapia

Ingredients (Tilapia)Quantity
tilapia fillets2
Olive oil or avocado oil spray
garlic powder½ tsp 
onion powder½ tsp 
paprika½ tsp 
Saltto taste
Black pepperto taste
lemon, for serving1
Ingredients (Lemon Caper Sauce)Quantity
butter1 tbsp 
capers1 tbsp 
lemon, juiced1/2 
Salt and black pepperto taste
parsley, finely chopped1 tbsp

Preparation for Air Fryer Tilapia

  1. Prepare your air fryer by preheating it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spraying it with olive oil-based non-stick spray.
  2. In the meanwhile, dry your tilapia filets with a paper towel and mix all of the spices together in a small dish.
  3. Prepare the tilapia on both sides with the seasoning. Make use of your fingertips to lightly pat each filet with the spice mixture before serving.
  4. After the air fryer has reached the desired temperature, use a spatula and gently place both seasoned tilapia filets within the basket. They shouldn’t run into one other. Olive oil spray should be lightly applied to the tops.
  5. Air fried for three to four minutes, then turn them over using a spatula rather than tongs and continue air frying for another three to four minutes, or until they are completely cooked through.
  6. The temperature in the thickest section of the fish should be 145 degrees. While the tilapia is cooking, melt the butter either on the stovetop in a small saucepot or in the microwave in a dish that is appropriate for use in the microwave.
  7. After that, combine the butter that has been melted, capers, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and parsley in a mixing bowl.
  8. Using a spatula, gently remove the fish from the air fryer, and then top each filet with the lemon caper sauce.
  9. Enjoy right away with more lemon juice on the side, if you want!

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Nutritional Facts

Net carbs9g


I will never suggest a dish unless I really like it. You might also love to try making this dish at home. The tilapia that has been air-fried comes out flaky and bursting with flavor. It is served with a handmade lemon caper sauce and is seasoned with a combination of lemon, paprika, salt, and garlic. The sauce is drizzled over the top of the dish.

I would rate it 4 out of 5. If you use this recipe, please leave a remark and rate it at the bottom of this page. Definitely a must try dish.

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