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air fryer blackened tilapia fish

Air Fryer Blackened Tilapia

Air fryer blackened tilapia is made with less than 5 ingredients in less than 15 minutes. It's the perfect low-carb and keto-friendly meal for a busy weeknight.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 111kcal



  • 1 lb tilapia
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 small lemon
  • 3 tsp blackened seasoning or to taste
  • fresh parsley for garnishing


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the tilapia fillets.
  • Pat dry the fish with a paper towel before seasoning.
  • Season the tilapia on all sides with blackened seasoning.
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer with this propellant-free avocado oil spray.
  • Transfer the tilapia fillets to the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. There is no need to flip.
  • Use a spatula to remove the tilapia from the air fryer so the fish doesn’t break apart.
  • Top with fresh parsley if desired and serve immediately over salad, in fish tacos or any other way you’d like.


  • You’ll know the fish fillets are ready once they flake easily with a fork.
  • This recipe was made with old bay blackened seasoning.
  • Patting the tilapia dry before seasoning will ensure the flavor really sticks to the fish while leaving behind a mild lemon flavor from the freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Cook the fillets in batches so you don't overcrowd the air fryer.
  • Always read your air fryer manual before using it.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg