Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

a plate filled with air fryer frozen fish sticks, french fries and tartar sauce

These Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks are a kid-approved meal that the whole family will love! Cooking frozen fish sticks in air fryer only takes a few minutes, so they’re perfect for serving as quick lunches and fuss-free dinners.

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Fish is a Friday night staple in many households, and it’s so easy to cook frozen fish sticks at home in your air fryer. You can enjoy crispy and delicious fish without heating oil in a pan or a deep fryer. 

Fish is so versatile and goes well with so many different side dishes, so it’s the perfect meal to make when you’re on a budget. Serve with fries, coleslaw, a salad, mac and cheese, or whatever you happen to have on hand. 

You can also serve delicious air fried food such as Juicy Air Fryer Burger, Air Fryer Frozen Fish Fillets, best golden crispy fish, family-approved Air Fryer Pizza, best chicken wings, and Air Fryer Taquitos around.

Kids love fish sticks so these frozen Fish Sticks In Air Fryer is a kid and family-friendly meal that cook up quickly for lunches or busy weeknight dinners.

Why Make This Recipe

  • Family-Friendly – Kids big and small love fish sticks!
  • Versatile – Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks go with almost any side dish.
  • Healthier – Get crispy, crunchy fish fillets without deep frying. 
  • Quick – From freezer to plate in about 15 minutes. 

Ingredient Notes

  • Frozen Fish Sticks – Fish fillets come in many varieties. You can purchase Tilapia, cod, haddock, and more. Fish fillets also come in many different sizes. See our instructions below for determining how long to cook your fillets. 
  • Battered vs. Breaded – While you can cook both battered and breaded fish sticks, in the same manner, the battered fillets will get much crispier in the air fryer. 
  • Oil – For extra crispy fish sticks, you can spray them with some cooking oil. 

How To Cook Frozen Fish Sticks In Air Fryer

Get full ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F / 204C and lightly spray the basket with oil.
  2. Remove frozen fish sticks from the package and place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket. 
  3. Cook for 7-10 minutes, or until the internal temperatiure has reached 165F / 74C. 
  4. Remove from air fryer, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Do not defrost the fish sticks. Go directly from the freezer to the air fryer. 
  • If your fish is dry after cooking, squeeze a bit of lemon juice over them. It adds moisture and flavor. 
  • Your first batch will be sort of a test run. Adjust time and temperature based on the size of your favorite frozen fish fillets. 
  • Flip the fish sticks halfway through cooking. To ensure they cook all the way through and are crispy on both sides.
  • If your air fryer is small, you may need to cook in batches.

How Long To Cook Frozen Fish Fillets In Air Fryer?

Frozen fish sticks come in different sizes, so you will want to take note the first time you make your favorite brand as to which cooking times work best. Here is a general guide:

  • Small – About 7-9 minutes. 
  • Medium – About 9-11 minutes.
  • Large (or thicker) – About 10-12 minutes.

Storage 

  • Store – Leftovers can be stored in the fridge but should be consumed within 2 days. 
  • Freeze – Do not refreeze frozen fish sticks after they have been cooked. 
  • Reheat – Leftovers can be reheated in the air fryer. Cook at the same temperature for 2-3 minutes per side. Spray the fish with a little bit of oil to keep it from drying out. 

FAQs

Are Frozen Fish Fillets Precooked?

No! Frozen fish fillets contain raw fish, so it’s important to make sure they are cooked through before serving. 

Serving Suggestions

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 7 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

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Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

Frozen fish sticks are kid-approved, versatile, and easy to make in the air fryer!

Prep Time2 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course

Cuisine: American, Western

Servings: 4

Calories: 230kcal

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F / 204C and lightly spray the basket with oil

  • Take frozen fish sticks out of the package and place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You may need to cook in batches depending on the size of your ar fryer.

  • Cook for approximately 7-10 minutes, until internal temperature has reached 165F / 74C.

  • Remove fish sticks from air fryer and serve.

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Notes

  • Do not defrost the fish sticks. Go directly from the freezer to the air fryer. 
  • If your fish is dry after cooking, squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the fillets. It adds moisture and flavor. 
  • Your first batch will be sort of a test run. Adjust time and temperature based on the size of your favorite frozen fish fillets. 
  • Flip the fish halfway through cooking. This will help them to cook all the way through and be crispy on both sides.
  • If your air fryer is small, you may need to cook in batches.
  • Store – leftovers can be stored in the fridge but should be consumed within 2 days.
  • There are 7 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 17mg

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