Gluten-Free Crispy Cajun Fish Fillets in the Air Fryer


Cajun fish fillets made in the air fryer pack just enough heat and are perfectly crispy using gluten-free panko bread crumbs. I serve these as sandwiches on a gluten-free bun with lettuce, tomatoes, tartar sauce, and Cheddar cheese slices. Alternatively, you can skip the bun and serve in lettuce wraps or with a salad.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning

  • 1 cup gluten-free panko bread crumbs

  • 1 (1 pound) fillet cod, cut into 4 pieces

  • cooking spray


  1. Combine mayonnaise and Cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Place bread crumbs on a plate.

  2. Spread Cajun mayonnaise on both sides of fish fillets with a small spatula or butter knife. Coat each fillet, one at a time, with bread crumbs. Lightly spray both sides of breaded fillets with cooking spray and transfer 2 fillets to each air fryer tray; do not overcrowd.

  3. Turn an air fryer to the Roast setting (375 degrees F (190 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions and set timer to 14 minutes. Rotate trays at 7 minutes. Fish should flake easily with a fork.

  4. Carefully remove fillets from the trays and serve.

Cook's Notes:

Your fish fillet should be about 1/2 inch thick. You can use any white fish for cod.

Cajun seasoning blends can be found in most grocery stores. I like to make my own Cajun seasoning with the Cajun Spice Mix recipe on this site.

You can use regular panko bread crumbs if you don't require a gluten-free diet. Paleo and keto options: Use 1 cup ground pork rinds or 3/4 cup almond flour and a compliant mayonnaise.

I have the Pampered Chef(R) Deluxe Air Fryer, which does not require preheating. The need to preheat an air fryer and cook time might be different depending on your air fryer brand. I recommend referring to your air fryer's manufacturer's guide and following their instructions for preheat and cook time of fish. This recipe is amazing, but I don't want you to have issues because your air fryer is different than mine. If your air fryer does not have trays, carefully flip the fish fillets halfway through the cook time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
24g Fat
20g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 665mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 479mg 10%

* 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.

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