Air Fryer Tilapia Tacos


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Air Fryer Tilapia Tacos

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    Crispy fish tacos are just a quick air fryer away! Top your tacos with our recommended toppers, or use your favorite flavors to make a customized taco that's unique to you.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    1 lbs. Hy-Vee Rainforrest tilapia fillets
    ¾ c. plus 1/3 c. Old El Paso zesty ranch taco sauce, divided
    2 c. Hy-Vee plain panko bread crumbs
    1 (1.25-oz.) pkt. Hy-Vee original taco seasoning mix
    5 c. Hy-Vee coleslaw mix
    8 Hy-Vee taco-size flour tortillas
    Desired toppers, such as: diced mango, red onion slivers, fresh jalapeno slices, and zesty ranch taco sauce

    Things To Grab

    • Air fryer
    • Paper towels
    • 2 shallow bowls
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Meat thermometer


    1. Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees according to manufacturer's instructions. Pat tilapia dry with paper towels and cut into 2-1/2-x-1/2-inch pieces. 

    2. Place 3/4 cup taco sauce in a shallow bowl. Combine panko and taco seasoning mix in another shallow bowl. Dip fish, one piece at a time, into sauce; shake off excess. Evenly coat with bread crumb mixture, pressing to adhere. 

    3. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Place coated fish strips in a single layer in basket; lightly spray with nonstick spray. Air-fry for 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly golden and fish flakes easily with a fork (145 degrees), turning fish and spraying with nonstick spray halfway through. 

    4. Combine coleslaw and additional 1/3 cup taco sauce. Serve fish on taco-size flour tortillas with slaw. Top with desired toppers such as: diced mango, red onion slivers, fresh jalapeno slices, and zesty ranch taco sauce. 

    Nutrition facts


    460 Calories per serving
    2 tacos each

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 11g
    • Cholesterol: 65mg
    • Sodium: 1240mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 63g
    • Protein: 31g

    Daily Values

    Iron 15%
    Calcium 10%
    Vitamin D 20%
    Potassium 15%