How To Cook Frozen Fish Fillet In Air Fryer

Learn How To Cook Frozen Fish Fillet In Air Fryer

As I was perusing my previous posts to check if I’ve ever covered anything about fish, it dawned on me that I haven’t. So, what do you think we’re diving into today? We’re going to master the art of cooking a frozen fish fillet in an air fryer. Personally, I feel like fish doesn’t receive the appreciation it deserves, so let’s show it some love.

Cooking Frozen Fish In An Air Fryer

Have you ever tried cooking frozen fish in an oven before and it feels like it’s missing something? I feel the same way too, but I don’t know what to tell you about that. When you’re using an air fryer to cook your frozen fish fillet, it doesn’t need any oil and your fish will come out crispy just the same. The air fryer uses hot air to circulate around your food, therefore your frozen fish fillet doesn’t need oil and it comes out crispy.

You can pair your frozen fish fillet with one of your favorite sauces and you can use it as a dip. If you want to turn your frozen fish fillet into dinner, you can pair it with French fries. Let’s have fish and chips.

The Temperature And Time To Cook Frozen Fish

Previously, we were talking about premade frozen fish fillets, now let’s talk about frozen fish fillets that are raw. When you go to the supermarket you will see different brands of frozen raw fish. You would probably bypass it. You were probably thinking to yourself that you would have to thaw it out before cooking it, which would take up too much time. With the air fryer, this will no longer be a problem for you.

When you’re cooking raw fish fillet in your air fryer, it will make your fish crispy on the outside and cooked properly on the inside.

The first time that you’re going to be cooking raw frozen fish fillets, you should consider this a test. That way you will know the temperature and the cooking time of your specific air fryer.

Recipes: How To Cook Frozen Fish Fillet In Air Fryer

Here are some recipes that you can try for yourself. These two frozen fish fillets are both breaded and raw. You will be able to cook either one of them with no problems.

Frozen Fish Fillet In An Air Fryer

Here is a simple recipe that you can do with your kids, to spend some quality time in the kitchen.

Yield: 2 servings

Cook time: 16 mins


  • Breaded Fish Fillet (4, Frozen)


  1. In the air fryer basket, place the fish fillet in it. When you are placing the frozen fish fillet, ensure that you are leaving space between each piece when you put it into the basket of the air fryer. You will not need to use an oil spray.
  2. Set your air fryer temperature at 380°F and let it cook your frozen fish for 12 minutes. Halfway during the cooking time, flip the frozen fish fillet.
  3. You can give it an additional 2 – 4 minutes to cook or until it is crispy on the outside and fully cooked on the inside.

Cod in an Air Fryer

Follow this simple recipe to cook a delicious meal for you and your family. You will be able to prepare dinner in less than 20 minutes.

Yield: 4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes


  • Fillets (4 cod, frozen)
  • Olive oil (1 tbs.)
  • Garlic powder (½ tsp.)
  • Onion powder (½ tsp)
  • 1 lemon
  • dried parsley (1 tbs.)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh ground Pepper


  1. Set your air fryer temperature at 390°F and let it preheat for five minutes.
  2. Pull your frozen cod from out the freezer. In a small bowl, add your dried seasoning that was mentioned in the ingredients list and whisk them until they’re fully combined.
  3. Brush olive oil on your frozen cod fillet fish.
  4. Cut your lemon in half, use half a lemon to squeeze all the juices all over the frozen codfish then season the fish from your season mix.
  5. Place the fillet in the basket, make sure that they are space between each piece.
  6. Cook your fillet for 12 minutes, if your fish is still not properly cook and give it another two minutes and check again.
  7. Close the grill basket and set it to 390℉ for 12 minutes, then check to see if the fillets are done.
  8. Sprinkle dried parsley on your finish once it’s done. Serve and enjoy.

A Recipe to Pair With Frozen Fish Fillet

Here’s a nice recipe that you can use to pair with both frozen fish fillets.

Butternut Squash & Sage Spaghetti with Zucchini Noodles

Butternut squash is a great pasta substitute. It makes a delicious, healthy meal.

Serves: 4

Time: 45-50 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped into large chunks
  • butternut squash (2 lbs., peeled and cut into cubes)
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 sage leaves, minced
  • 8 oz Barilla spaghetti (whole wheat)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Zucchini (medium, spiralized)


  1. Warm the olive, over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stir constantly, roughly 3 minutes, until golden and fragrant.
  2. Add squash, pepper, salt, and nutmeg, cover and cook, occasionally stirring, for roughly 8 minutes. Place the sage in the pot and let cook for an additional minute.
  3. Pour in the vegetable broth and allow to boil. Lower the heat allowing the squash to simmer uncovered, roughly 20 minutes until the broth is reduced to half and the squash is soft.
  4. Meanwhile, set your pasta pot on the stove and bring salted water to a boil. Cook according to the instructions on the package.
  5. Drain the pasta in a colander then use cool water to rinse to prevent sticking. Set aside.
  6. When the squash mixture is ready, cool slightly, then place the mixture into a food processor. Process until smooth. Add as needed water, for a thinner sauce.
  7. Toss together, the zucchini noodles, sauce, and spaghetti in the skillet you were already using. Cook over medium heat for roughly 2 minutes or until thoroughly combined. Season with additional pepper, salt, and sage.
  8. You can serve with any of the frozen fish fillets as mentioned above.



Well another post in the bag, you learned how to cook frozen fish whether it be raw or breaded. This will take you a long way so keep practicing.


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