These Zesty Ranch Air Fryer Fish Fillets are the air fryer fish recipe that you are looking for!

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Who got a new Air Fryer this year or last?  If so, I am sure that you are looking for delicious new recipes for it, and these Zesty Ranch Air Fryer Fish Fillets are the best!

This recipe was given to me by a family friend that swears that these are the BEST air fryer fish fillets ever. And yes, she uses dry ranch dressing in them, which I think is brilliant!

Zesty Ranch Air Fryer Fish Fillets

Look, you won’t use much of the Ranch dressing in this at all, do don’t fuss about using a pre-packaged ingredient. By the time you swirl the fish fillets around in the mixture you will basically get a small dusting of the flavour – and that’s all you need!


Like I said, she’s one smart cookie. I never would have thought of using Ranch dressing on fish, most likely because only 25% of my household eats fish.

Me. That’s it.

Zesty Ranch Air Fryer Fish Fillets

Like all air fryer recipes, you are going to have to cook these to your liking and adjust the time for the thickness of your fish fillets. Fish is done when it flakes easily when pulled apart with a fork. It also depends on the type of Air Fryer you have, how large or small the basket it, there are a lot of variables when it comes to cooking with an Air Fryer.

This is a great basic recipe for Air Fryer fish fillets and you can tweak it from here. If you don’t like Ranch, then simply omit it and add in a dash of your favourite spice mix. The basics are here for you!

Happy cooking! And a big thanks to “J” for sharing her awesome air fryer fish fillet recipe!




Zesty Ranch Air Fryer Fish Fillets

3.55 from 35 votes
Zesty Ranch Air Fryer Fish Fillets
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs or Panko or crushed cornflakes
  • 1 30g packet dry ranch-style dressing mix
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 4 tilapia salmon or other fish fillets
  • lemon wedges to garnish
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 180 degrees C.
  2. Mix the panko/breadcrumbs and the ranch dressing mix together. Add in the oil and keep stirring until the mixture becomes loose and crumbly.
  3.  Dip the fish fillets into the egg, letting the excess drip off.
  4. Dip the fish fillets into the crumb mixture, making sure to coat them evenly and thoroughly.
  5. Place into your air fryer carefully.
  6. Cook for 12-13 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  7. Remove and serve. Squeeze the lemon wedges over the fish if desired.

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  1. Did not have any ranch mix so I used country herd and it was delicious will be making this again thanks for the recipe

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