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Crispy soft shell fish tacos topped with slaw and cilantro.

Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Cook up some delicious crispy fish tacos quickly and easily in your air fryer. White fish is dredged in cornmeal and seasonings and air fried til perfectly crispy. Served in soft flour tortillas and topped with lime crema and a crunchy slaw.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword air fried fish tacos, crispy fish tacos, fish tacos with slaw and crema
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 363kcal
Author Tanya



  • 1 pound white fish cut into strips
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons old bay
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Lime Crema

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayo
  • Zest of 1 lime


  • 14 ounces cole slaw mix
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • cup cilantro chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Other ingredients

  • 8 flour tortillas heated


  • In a large bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, old bay, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.
  • Pat the fish dry and then dip into the cornmeal mixture, making sure all sides are coated.
  • Spray the air fryer with cooking spray. Then place the fish in the air fryer. Spray the fish with a light coating of cooking spray.
  • Cook at 400F for 8-10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the lime crema.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the slaw.
  • Warm the tortillas in the microwave or oven and then layer with the desired toppings.


  • If using frozen fish, make sure that it is fully defrosted before using.
  • Pat the fish dry before seasoning and breading, this will help it get nice and crispy.
  • Cook the fish strips in an even layer for best results.
  • These tacos can be served in soft or hard shells.
  • Other toppings like tomatoes, feta cheese, or avocado can be added for extra flavor.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3mg