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One Air Fryer Fish Fillet on a dinner plate with a bite taken out of it served alongside a green salad

Crispy Golden Air Fryer Fish

Crispy Golden Air Fryer Fish is perfectly crunchy on the outside and light and flaky on the inside.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword air fryer fish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 212kcal


Air Fryer Fish Fillets

  • 2 tbsp cornmeal polenta
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt flakes to taste
  • 2 catfish fillets
  • low calorie spray

For Serving - a light salad


    • Preheat air fryer to 400F (200C).
    • Mix the first 5 ingredients together and then add to a Ziploc bag.
    • Rinse the catfish, pat dry and add fillets to the Ziploc bag.
    • Seal the bag and then shake until the fillets are fully coated.
    • Place the coated fillets in the air fryer basket. (if you have a small fryer you will need to cook them one at a time).
    • Spray the fillets with low calorie spray, close the air fryer and cook for 10 mins.
    • Turn the air fried fish fillets over and cook for an additional 3-4 mins, or until done.



     Air Fryer Fish Tips

    • You can also use Tilapia fillets instead of catfish in this recipe.
    • Don’t let the fish sit in the coating mix or it will get soggy. Coat the fillets and then immediately place in the air fryer to cook.
    • Feel free to customize the flavour by using your favourite spices, herbs and seasonings.
    Chef’s Tip: Since air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model, this recipe includes a range of suggested cook times. I recommend starting with less time, checking for doneness, and then adding more time as needed.

    What To Serve With Air Fryer Fish

    Air Fryer Tater Tots.
    Instant Pot Rice.
    Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries.

     AirFryer Fish Weight Watchers Points

    There is just 1 Freestyle Point in a serving of Crispy Golden Air Fryer Fish.



    Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1415IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.9mg