Air Fryer Fish Tacos with Pickled Onions

  • Author: Jenna
  • Cook Time: 10 to 12 min
  • Total Time: 10 to 12 min
  • Yield: 8 1x


  •  2 pounds of skinless whitefish fillets such as cod, haddock, or halibut
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  •  1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 8 flour tortillas warmed (6″ tortillas)


Cilantro Slaw 

  • 1/2 cups fresh cilantro leaves (see notes)
  •  2 1/2 cups of Tri color Cole slaw mix
  •  Lime juice 
  • Garlic
  • Sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

For the Pickled Onions

  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeno chiles, stemmed and sliced into thin rings
  • 1 cup apple cider wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. For the pickled red onions: Bring vinegar, lime juice, and sugar to boil in a small saucepan. Combine onion and jalapeño in a medium bowl.
  2. Pour vinegar mixture over onion mixture and let sit for at least 30 minutes. or refrigerate for up to 2 days. Store in air tight container.
  3. Air Fryer Tilapia: Combine all the seasonings together in a bowl. Season the tilapia generously. Spray the fish with some cooking spray and place the fish into a basket. 
  4. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees and let the fish cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the fish is no longer opaque. 
  5. Coles Slaw Mix: While the fish is cooking in the air fryer make the slaw mix. Combine the coleslaw, chiles, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, vinegar, and mayonnaise together in a bowl. Mix well and set aside until ready to serve.
  6. Set the timer to 11 minutes. Serve with warm tortillas, cilantro, reduced fat chipotle mayo,  pickled onion, and cole slaw mix.


myWW points: Blue  5; Green 5;  Purple 5

Personal Points 6 

  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 taco

Keywords: air fryer fish tacos