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Up close view of a piece of air fried cod in a bowl with fries.

Air Fryer Cod

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 pieces
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: Canadian


If you love crispy, breaded fish fillets, you’ll love this Air Fryer Cod recipe with a panko crust and zero oil! Pair this crispy air fried fish with potato wedges for the ultimate healthy fish and chips!


  • 1 pound cod fillets (1-inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg, scrambled
  • 3/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Grease your air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cut your cod into 3-4 pieces and pat it dry with paper towels.
  3. Add the flour to a pie dish or rimmed plate.
  4. Add the scrambled egg to a wide, shallow bowl.
  5. In another pie dish or rimmed plate, mix together the panko crumbs, basil, oregano, salt, garlic powder and paprika.
  6. Roll each piece of fish in flour, dip it in the egg and then coat it in the panko crumb mixture.
  7. Place the fish in a single layer in the air fryer basket and air fry on 400F for 10 minutes. Flip the fish and air fry for another 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. 


  1. I usually grease my air fryer basket to ensure the cod doesn’t stick. If your basket is non-stick, you may not have to do this.
  2. Not all models of air fryers call for preheating. Feel free to preheat yours if it calls for it.
  3. Make sure your cod pieces are roughly the same thickness so they cook evenly.
  4. For the best results, don’t overcrowd the air fryer. To achieve this, you may need to air fry the fish in batches.
  5. Make sure the fish is cooked to a safe internal temperature of 145F but be careful not to over-cook it as it will dry out quickly.
  6. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: air fried cod, breaded cod recipe