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Chili Lime Tilapia (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

This tender and flaky chili lime tilapia is cooked to perfection in the air fryer or oven in under 15 minutes, for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Enjoy in tacos, burrito bowls, salads, or on its own!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 minute paleo meals, 30 minute whole30 meals, air fryer tilapia, easy baked tilapia, how to cook tilapia in the air fryer, keto baked fish recipes, keto fish recipes, paleo tilapia recipe, tilapia in the air fryer, whole30 tilapia
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 178kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz tilapia fillets 6-8 oz each
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • Lime zest from 1 lime
  • Juice of ½ lime

Instructions

Air Fryer Method

  • If your air fryer needs preheating, preheat to 400 degrees F. Grease the air fryer basket or tray with your favorite cooking oil.
  • Pat dry the tilapia fillets with a paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the spices, except lime juice, and stir together.
  • Press the spice mix into the fish on all sides.
  • Cook the fish in the air fryer without touching each other for 8-10 minutes, until opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Drizzle with lime juice and serve immediately.

Oven Method

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease a baking sheet with your favorite cooking oil.
  • Pat dry the tilapia fillets with a paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the spices, except lime juice, and stir together.
  • Press the spice mix into the fish on all sides.
  • Place the fish on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes, until opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Drizzle with lime juice and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cooked fillet | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg