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Crispy Gluten-Free Air Fryer Fish

Gluten-Free Air Fryer Fish. Make delicious fish fillets tossed in a simple breading and cooked in the air fryer until golden and crispy! The outer layer is packed with flavor while the inside is tender and flaky. This recipe is completely gluten-free, dairy-free, and easily customizable!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Meal Prep
Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 234kcal


  • 1 lb Fish Fillets (Cod, Rockfish, Tilapia, or other White Fish)
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil (or any cooking oil)
  • 1 cup Dried Breadcrumbs (Use gluten-free, if necessary) or use almond flour.
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Optional Add-ins to the Breading Mixture

  • 1/2 tsp Red Crushed Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour (for even crunchier fish)

*For Even Crunchier Fish, use egg batter

  • 2 eggs, beaten


  • Start by using fresh fish or frozen fish that has been completely thawed. Pat your fish dry with a cloth or paper towel. Then, season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper, to your liking.
  • Prepare your breading mixture in a large flat bowl or plate. Mix in any optional add-ins.
  • Coat the fish fillets in oil. I like to use avocado oil. You can also use canola oil, vegetable oil, or olive oil.
    *For even crunchier fish, coat the fish in the beaten eggs instead of the oil. Then coat the fish with the breading mixture.
  • Coat each fish fillet on both sides in the breading mixture.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Then add the fish fillets in a single layer to the air fryer and cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. If you'd like to get a particular side more crispy, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!


Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs I Use: 


  1. Fresh or frozen fish works well for this recipe. If you are using frozen fish, make sure, make sure it is completely thawed before cooking.
  2. Use tongs when working with the fish fillets to reduce any mess, especially when flipping the fish in the air fryer.
  3. Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
  4. Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. Overcrowding prevents the fish from becoming crispy.
  5. You may have to adjust the cooking time depending on the type and thickness of the fish you are cooking. Generally, fish is done cooking when it is flakey and easily falls apart with a fork.


Calories: 234kcal