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crispy air fryer lemon cod on a plate with a fork

Air Fryer Lemon Cod

Quick and easy cod recipe that cooks in the air fryer!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 290kcal
Author Ashley C.


  • 1 pound cod filets fresh or frozen then thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon sliced


  • Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees.
  • Pat filets dry with a paper towel, then salt and pepper both sides of each filet.
  • Add butter to a small, shallow bowl and melt, then add dill and zest. Stir to combine.
  • Prepare air fryer basket with parchment paper liner.
  • Dip each filet into the butter mixture and coat on both sides, then place in air fryer basket leaving room between each filet.
  • Drizzle lemon juice over the top, place a lemon slice on top of each filet.
  • Cook for 15 minutes or until thickest part of filet reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit on an instant read thermometer.


You can double this recipe to serve 4 people.
This fish is best eaten fresh, but you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat prior to serving. 
If you do not have an air fryer, you can bake in a baking dish in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook until the internal temperature of the fish reads 145 degrees on an instant read thermometer. 


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 447IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg