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Air Fryer Halibut

Get ready for a crispy adventure with Air Fryer Halibut! Crunchy outside, tender inside—it’s a versatile seafood dish that’s so easy to make and sure to please the whole family. 

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A plate of seasoned halibut with broccoli and lemon.

Craving a delicious dish that’s easy to whip up? Look no further than halibut in the air fryer. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, healthy halibut recipes like this change the game. With a few simple steps, you can enjoy the best air fried halibut without the fuss.

Imagine a tender fillet of halibut, perfectly cooked to flaky goodness. Air fryer halibut is delicious with no breading—it’s a keto friendly option that keeps it light yet satisfying. 

This air fryer halibut recipe fits all occasions. From busy weeknight dinners to impressive gatherings, it’s a dish that suits them all. Healthy, easy, and bursting with freshness, it’s a crowd-pleaser that’ll leave everyone satisfied. 

No need to stress about complicated steps. Simply air fry halibut for a meal that’s as impressive as it is effortless. So, why wait? Grab your air fryer, some fresh halibut, and get ready to savor the best of both worlds in every delightful bite.

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How to Air Fry Halibut

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

Two pieces of halibut on a white plate with a small bowl of seasoning next to it.

STEP ONE: Rinse the fish under cold water and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Set it aside.

A small white bowl of seasonings for halibut.

STEP TWO: Mix the paprika, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper in a small dish until it’s well blended.

Two slices of seasoned halibut on a white plate.

STEP THREE: Rub olive oil on both sides of the fish filets, including the side with skin. Sprinkle the seasoning blend generously on both sides.

Two pieces of seasoned halibut in a black air fryer basket.

STEP FOUR: Place the seasoned halibut in the air fryer basket without letting them touch. Air fry at 350 degrees F for 6-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filets

Two pieces of prepared seasoned halibut in a black air fryer basket.

STEP FIVE: Remove air fried halibut when the fish is golden, flaky, and the internal temp hits 130 degrees F.

A blue plate with three pieces of prepared seasoned halibut.

STEP SIX: Serve with rice and your favorite veggies on the side and garnish with a lemon slice and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Close up view of a fork holding a bite of seasoned halibut with rice and broccoli.

What to Serve With Air Fryer Halibut

Variations for Healthy Halibut Recipes

  • Prefer a breaded fillet? For panko crusted halibut in the air fryer, mix the dry ingredients with panko bread crumbs and coat both sides generously.
  • If you don’t have olive oil on hand, you can substitute it with avocado oil or any other cooking oil for a different flavor note.
  • Coat the fish in a mix of grated parmesan, herbs, and salt, then air fry for a crispy parmesan crusted dish.
  • Embrace the heat with Cajun spices, giving your dish a spicy and flavorful kick.
  • Top your air fried halibut with mango salsa for a burst of tropical sweetness that pairs perfectly with any white fish.
Overhead view of three plates of seasoned halibut with rice and broccoli.

More Seafood Recipes

Can I Use Frozen Halibut Filets for this Air Fryer Halibut Recipe?

Of course, frozen halibut works perfectly. Just remember to follow the instructions on the packaging for how to properly thaw the fish before you air fry halibut.

A close up view of plated seasoned halibut with rice and broccoli.

How Can I Tell if Air Fried Halibut is Cooked Without a Food Thermometer?

When you’re checking if your fish is ready, the secret’s in the flakiness. Gently nudge it with a fork, and if it breaks into those tender little flakes and appears translucent all the way through, you’re all good to go!

Can I Use This Air Fryer Halibut Recipe for Other Fish?

Sure thing! If your fish is a bit different in size, just tinker with the ingredient quantities to make sure both sides are fully covered with that delicious seasoning. These seasonings work like a charm with any white fish – you’re in for a tasty treat!

Three plates of seasoned halibut with rice and broccoli. A fork lifting one bite from the front plate.

How Long Does Air Fried Fish Last in the Refrigerator?

Leftover halibut will keep for 3 to 4 days when wrapped tightly in foil or stored in an airtight container.

Reheat in the air fryer for 4-6 minutes at 320 degrees F best results.

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Air Fryer Halibut

Samantha Erb
Crispy air fryer halibut is the best way to enjoy tender filets with the perfect crunch. Elevate your meal time with this seafood delight!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 343 kcal


  • 2 5- ounce Halibut Filets
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Prepare fish by rinsing under cold water and gently patting each side dry with a paper towel. Set the fish aside.
  • In a small dish, mix the dry ingredients until they are well blended.
  • Rub the olive oil on all sides of both filets, including the skin side. Generously sprinkle seasonings on all sides of both filets.
  • Place seasoned halibut filets in the air basket without touching each other. Air fry at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes, depending on thickness of filets.
  • Remove when the fish is golden, flaky, and the internal temp reaches 130 degrees. 
  • Serve with rice and your favorite vegetable. Garnish with a lemon slice or wedge and fresh parsley.


Serving: 1gCalories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 44gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 671mgFiber: 1g
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