Recipe: Easy Air Fryer Fish Tacos With Chipotle Crema

Last updated: June 24, 2024, at 10:01 a.m. PT

Originally published: June 24, 2024, at 9:53 a.m. PT


Easy Air Fryer Fish Tacos With Chipotle Crema


  • 1 pound firm white fish
  • Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Avocado spray oil
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 limes, divided
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • Tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • Pink Pickled Onions (recipe below)
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. Preheat air fryer (or oven) to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season fish on all sides with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic, and onion.
  3. Spray air fryer basket with a light coating of avocado oil and add fish, air frying for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Place cooked fish on a plate and gently break apart with a fork.
  5. While fish is cooking, place yogurt, chipotle peppers, zest and juice of one lime, honey, and cilantro in a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Warm tortillas in a dry skillet or briefly over a flame.
  7. Toss the cabbage with the juice of one lime and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Build tacos by placing fish in warmed tortillas, and topping with shredded cabbage, pickled onions, and sliced avocado to serve.


Pink Pickled Onions


  • 1 large red onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced


  1. Heat salt, honey, vinegar and water in a small saucepan until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add peppercorns, red pepper flakes and garlic to a pint-sized glass jar and top with onions, packing down as needed.
  3. Pour warm vinegar mixture over the onions, topping with a bit of hot water if needed.
  4. Close lid and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.


  • Onions are ready as soon as they have cooled down and will last for at least a month in the fridge.


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