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easy air fryer fish sticks recipe

Air Fryer Fish Sticks

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

AirFryer Fish Sticks, aka fish fingers, are covered in herby andgarlicky Italian bread crumbs, then air-fried until they have acrunchy crust with perfectly tender fish inside.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Fish Sticks
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 427 kcal
Author: Marionela Tiron


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat air fryer to 350F.
  2. Cut tilapia into bite-sized chunks.
  3. Set out three shallow bowls, place flour in one, beaten eggs in another.
  4. Add bread crumbs mixed with paprika garlic powder and a bit of salt into the third.
  5. Working with one piece of fish at a time, dip into flour, then into the beaten eggs, and finally into the breadcrumbs mixture.
  6. Place fish pieces into the air fryer basket, making sure they don’t touch. Cook in batches if needed.
  7. Air fry for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Air Fryer Fish Sticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 522mg23%
Potassium 667mg19%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 423IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.