Air Fryer Crispy Fish Tacos with Slaw


Unlike most fish taco recipes, the slaw in this recipe is air-fried instead of raw creating a caramelized version which leaves the fish to be the crispy star of the show.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 tacos


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 cups cabbage slaw mix

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh jalapeno pepper

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix

  • 1 pound cod fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray.

  2. Combine cabbage slaw, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Mix until evenly combined and set aside.

  3. Mix together flour, cornmeal, and taco seasoning in a separate bowl. Add fish pieces and toss until evenly coated, discarding any remaining seasoning mix. Place in the prepared air fryer basket and mist lightly with cooking spray.

  4. Cook fish in the preheated air fryer for 5 minutes. Shake the basket, and cook until fish is crispy and flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes more. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.

  5. Place cabbage slaw mixture into the air fryer basket.

  6. Cook until cabbage is caramelized, about 8 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time.

  7. Spoon cabbage onto tortillas and top with fish.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of seasoning mixture. The actual amount of seasoning mixture consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
8g Fat
48g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 740mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 27mg 137%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 717mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love