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Crispy Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

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Have a new air fryer? Crispy air fryer frozen fish sticks are the best way to cook frozen fish sticks in an air fryer for an easy dinner! They only take 10 minutes to get golden brown fish sticks. This recipe is great for whole family and picky eaters.

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Below you will find tips, tricks and helpful hints for making this recipe including step by step instructions with pictures. If you would like to go directly to the recipe, scroll down to the recipe card.

Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

If you love crispy air fried food, then you need to try cooking homemade fish sticks in your air fryer. I was really surprised at how well they turned out!

They were nice and crispy on the outside and cooked through perfectly on the inside.

A bag of frozen fish sticks next to a plate of fish sticks cooked in an air fryer.

The air fryer is the perfect way to cook the best frozen fish sticks because they cook evenly and come out crispy without having to be pre-heated. And, since there is no oil required, they are a healthier option than fish sticks. cooked in a deep fryer.

To make air fryer frozen fish sticks, simply place the desired number of fish sticks in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Enjoy!

A fish stick dipped in tartar sauce.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe!

  • Only takes 10 minutes of cooking time
  • Comes out crispy and delicious!
  • Healthy option!
A bag of frozen fish sticks.

Ingredients

  • Your favorite brand of frozen fish sticks
  • Nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil, if desired

Step-By-Step Instructions

[1] Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees f.

An air fryer set to 400 degrees.

[2] Place a single layer of frozen fish sticks in air fryer basket.

Frozen fish sticks in an air fryer basket.

[3] Cook for 10 minutes, for best results flip once halfway through. Enjoy!

Frozen fish sticks cooked in an air fryer.

Tips & Recipe Tricks

– If you want extra crispy fish sticks, you can spray them with a bit of olive oil before air frying.

– Be sure to shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.

– Serve air fryer fish sticks with your favorite dipping sauce. We love tartar sauce or ketchup!

– This recipe is for hot air fryer frozen fish sticks. If you are using fresh fish from your local grocery store, cook time may vary.

Fish sticks cooked in an air fryer on a white plate.

Storing & Reheating

If you have leftovers, store air fryer fish sticks in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, a good option, is to place fish sticks on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through. You can also reheat in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 400 degrees.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for air fryer frozen fish sticks! They are the perfect quick and easy meal or snack, and they come out crispy and delicious every time. Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments below. Happy air frying!

A fish stick cooked in an air fryer for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

Other Great Easy Air Fryer Recipes

Sauce for Fish Sticks

  • Tarter Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Honey Mustard Sauce
  • Your favorite Sauce
Fish sticks and a dish of tartar sauce on a white plate.

What to Serve With Fish Sticks (side dish)

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Salad
  • Breadsticks
  • Dipping Sauce

Recommended Tools

Frozen fish sticks cooked in an air fryer.

Alternate Method: Oven-Baked Fish Sticks

If you don’t have an air fryer but want to avoid deep-fried fish sticks, you can also make oven-baked fish sticks.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place frozen fish sticks on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Frozen fish sticks cooked in an air fryer.

Serving Suggestions

Serve air fryer fish sticks with your favorite dipping sauce and a side of vegetables or fruit. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Fruit Salad

Can I cook fresh fish in the air fryer?

Yes, you can! Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your fish piece, but a good rule of thumb is to cook for 8 minutes per inch of thickness.

What kind of fish can I cook in the air fryer?

You can cook any type of fish in the air fryer! We love using cod, salmon, and tilapia fish fillets. These are great options.

Fish sticks on a plate with a dish of tartar sauce.

Can I make air fryer fish sticks without an air fryer?

Yes, you can! Oven-baked fish sticks are a great alternative. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place frozen fish sticks on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Do I need to thaw my fish before air frying?

No, you don’t need to thaw your fish before air frying. Just place the frozen fish sticks in the air fryer basket and cook according to the recipe instructions.

Crispy Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

Crispy Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Have a new air fryer? Crispy air fryer frozen fish sticks are the best way to cook frozen fish sticks in an air fryer for an easy dinner! No preheating required and they only take 12 minutes to get golden brown fish sticks. This recipe is great for whole family and picky eaters.

Ingredients

  • 12 Frozen Fish Sticks
  • Cooking Spray, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Place a single layer of frozen fish sticks in air fryer basket.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes, for best results flip once halfway through. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 4 Fish Sticks
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 632Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 917mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 25g

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