Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

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Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks. Do you get excited by fish sticks and want to cook frozen fish sticks in the air fryer? Do you want them crunchy and not soggy? Then you’ve come to the right place as puts them to the test in their air fryer.

air fryer frozen fish sticks recipe
Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

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Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

These air fryer frozen fish sticks is an updated post that was originally published in the February of 2019. During that month we dedicated weekends to delicious air fryer frozen food.

Including air fryer frozen sweet potato fries, air fryer frozen potato wedges, air fryer frozen breaded mushrooms and one of our true favourites was cooking air fryer frozen fish sticks. Or as us Brits called fish sticks when growing up it was fish fingers.

Most kids in our town would have fish fingers for dinner when they came home from school with oven chips and baked beans. It was yummy and we absolutely loved them.

But there is also the hangover crew and as adults you know fish sticks as that hangover sandwich that you had when you were feeling worse for wear.

You would have it in between two thick slices of white bread, a fried egg, butter that you forgot to get out and didn’t spread very well and sometimes some mayonnaise and cheese too.

It just depended on how you liked your fish sticks sandwich. Here is an opened version of the hangover treat complete with the lumps of butter for some nostalgia:

Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

Do tell me at the bottom of our frozen fish sticks in air fryer in the comments section how you have your frozen fish sticks or if you call them fish fingers like we do, as we would love to know!

Can You Air Fry Frozen Fish Sticks?

Whenever someone asks me the best way to cook frozen fish sticks, I will always mention the air fryer.

One of my favourite uses of the air fryer is how amazing it is at cooking frozen food. It is fantastic for dropping the calories because you are not using the same amount of oil as you would with a deep fat fryer. Also note, that when you air fry you still have that amazing crisp on your food.

Whether you call it air fryer frozen fish sticks or air fryer frozen fish fingers, they are ideal for a quick brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Are Fish Sticks Precooked?

No, they are not. Fish sticks are uncooked until you start cooking them. Its best to keep them frozen until you plan to eat them, and you can cook frozen fish sticks in the air fryer direct from the freezer. No need to thaw them first.

Air Frying Fish Sticks

The beauty of air frying frozen fish sticks is that you can use any brand that you like. You don’t need to be brand loyal, just whatever you have in your freezer when you want to cook dinner.

You could be air frying any of the following frozen fish sticks brands:

  • Birdseye Fish Fingers
  • Costco Fish Sticks
  • Gorton’s Fish Sticks
  • Great Value Fish Sticks
  • Mrs Paul’s Fish Sticks
  • Trader Joe’s Fish Sticks
  • Trident Ultimate Fish Sticks

Or you might have a favourite brand that you feel is the best frozen fish sticks for the air fryer, in which case, go with those.

Though my favourite on the list is Birdseye Fish Fingers because that is the brand that I grew up on.

Frozen Fish Sticks In Air Fryer

There is also a debate over which air fryer is best for cooking frozen fish sticks. Each time that I have been coking frozen fish sticks in air fryer I have used either the Philips Air Fryer or the Power Air Fryer Oven.

From personal preference I have got a better crisp on the Philips Air Fryer and have found that a basket air fryer does a better job.

But here are a few other alternatives:

  • Power Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
  • Nuwave Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
  • Instant Pot Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
  • Gourmia Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

How To Cook Frozen Fish Sticks In Air Fryer

air fryer frozen fish sticks step by step

Cooking air fryer frozen fish sticks is so easy and OMG so tasty too. They are crispy just like deep fried fish sticks are and you will want to cook them all the time in the air fryer.

You don’t need to use:

  • Olive Oil
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Eggs
  • Flour

It is all done for you and you simply place them in your air fryer grill pan and let the air fryer do the work for you. If you don’t have an air fryer grill pan, then they are a MUST.

It stops the food sticking to the air fryer basket and is so easy to wipe clean when you’re done. Also, from the picture above you can see, that you can cook 9 frozen fish sticks at once via the air fryer grill pan.

How Long To Cook Fish Sticks In Air Fryer?

If you are wondering how long to cook fish sticks in air fryer, as well as how long to cook frozen fish sticks in air fryer, then you will be surprised that they both have the same cook time.

You can use your own homemade fish sticks in the air fryer and use the same cook time that we recommend today. Simply load them up and be amazed by how good they are.

The fish sticks air fryer cook time is JUST 8 minutes at 180c/360f.

More Air Fryer Frozen Food Recipes

But don’t think that you must stop there as there is plenty of other air fryer frozen food, that also tastes spectacular thanks to how crispy the air fryer cooks your food.

Some other favourite air fryer food recipes include:

As well as the air fryer frozen recipes that I recommend above, we also have a cookbook that is dedicated to frozen food cooked in the air fryer. It has both healthy and unhealthy air fryer frozen food recipes and is loved by many.

Air Fryer Frozen Food For Beginners Ebook Page

You can get it on the banner above or by clicking here.

Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
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Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks. Do you get excited by fish sticks and want to cook frozen fish sticks in the air fryer? Do you want them crunchy and not soggy? Then you’ve come to the right place as puts them to the test in their air fryer.
Prep Time0 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 244kcal


Recipe Ingredients:

  • 9 Fish Sticks


  • Open the frozen fish sticks bag and place 9 fish sticks onto the air fryer grill pan.
    Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
  • Cook for 8 minutes on 180c/360f.
    Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
  • Serve warm in sandwiches.
    Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks



Make sure you don’t stack fish sticks on top of one another as they will stick together and not cook properly.
We found using our air fryer grill pan that we could add 9 at a time. We made our frozen fish sticks into sandwiches. To do the same fry an egg in the frying pan while your fish sticks are cooking in the air fryer.
Then add butter to 2 slices of thick white bread, the fish sticks once cooked, a fried egg and finish with some mayonnaise.
A fish sticks treat that you MUST try! When placing frozen fish sticks into the air fryer, make sure any crumbs stay in the bag as it will make your air fryer very dirty and give a burning smell.
Thanks for reading our air fryer frozen fish sticks recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love air fryer frozen food, do check out our air fryer frozen French fries.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 1.2g | Calcium: 6mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks”

  1. 5 stars
    Cannot beat a quick fish fix with these. I also tried your sandwich idea and loved them, so did the grandchildren, you are never to old to learn new things thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Love fish sticks and the packet did not have instructions for air fryers so found your blog and they came out great not burnt and not under cooked.

  3. 5 stars
    Why can´t the packet do instructions like you guys do them.They have detailed instructions for many ways to cook the things but none what so ever for an air fryer, thank you so much.


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