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Over Stuffed air fried cod sandwich topped with chili mango slaw and avocado

Crispy Cod Sandwich + Chili Mango Slaw

Crispy cod fillet cooked in the air fryer and sandwiched with a sweet and tangy Chili Mango Slaw
Course Dinner, Meat+Fish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Sandwiches


  • Air fryer


Crispy Cod:

  • 1 lb cod cut into 4 pieces - if you are using frozen leave it in the fridge overnight to defrost
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Chili lime seasoning

Chili Mango Slaw

  • 16 oz bag of coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • Zest + Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup pickled red onions see images below
  • 1 mango thinly sliced
  • Handful of cilantro chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • 4 burger buns of choice
  • Optional Toppings: avocado pickled jalapeno, hot sauce of choice


  • Make pickled onions about an hour before you plan on eating them! You'll want them to sit on the counter for a bit before adding them to the slaw.

Chili Mango Slaw

  • In a large bowl whisk together the mayo, lime zest, lime juice, and chili powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix the slaw into the dressing and let it sit while you prep the fish.
  • Once the fish is in the air fryer, come back to the slaw. Add in the mango, pickled onion, and cilantro. Mix everything together and taste. Add more salt if needed.

Crispy Cod

  • If you are using frozen fish, make sure you fully defrost it and REALLY pat it dry.
  • Get ready to dredge the fish. Add the flour, egg, and panko into their own separate bowls. Then, taking one piece of fish at a time, just go down the line.
  • Lightly dust the fish in flour, then coat it in the egg. Set the fish into the panko bowl and gently press the bread crumbs onto all sides of the fish. Set aside while you repeat these steps for the rest of the fillets.
  • Preheat your air fryer for about 5 minutes before adding the fish.
  • Cook at 350° for 8-10 minutes. You want it to be golden brown and crispy, and firm.

Build your sandwich!

  • You really just need a bun, a piece of fish, and however much slaw you like. You will probably have more than enough for 4 sandwiches. It stores well and is good as leftovers aka doesn't get soggy. I like to add avocado and pickled jalapenos to mine for a little extra flavor, texture, and spice!
Keyword air fryer, chili mango slaw, cod, fillet of fish, holidayrecipes, mango, sandwich, seafood, simple dinner, slaw, summer recipe