Are you looking for an easy weeknight meal to serve to your family? Today, I am sharing a classic kid friendly dinner that will please everyone in your family. Get the recipe for Air Fryer Breaded Fish Fillets with 3 Fun Dipping Sauces!

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Several months ago, it was hard to believe there would be a time that we would be rushing around in the evenings again. But, here we are with the back-to-school busy season! I do not want to complain as I am happy to see the kids back to their favorite activities.

But there is one part of the dinner rush that is a little hectic and that is actually getting a quick and healthy meal on the table!

Today, I have partnered with Gorton’s to share a delicious classic meal that you can serve your whole family. Most people are very familiar with Gorton’s and their fish sticks. It is a classic meal that many of us enjoyed in our childhood!  Gorton’s frozen fish products are a freezer staple we can all count on. 

If you have diverse group of eaters, read on as this Air Fryer Breaded Fish Fillets meal is a dinner that everyone in the family can enjoy!


Before I get started on the Air Fryer Breaded Fish Fillets recipe, I want to point out that you CAN make this recipe WITHOUT an air fryer! There are many ways to cook Gorton’s Fish Sticks including the oven or microwave!

We purchased an Air Fryer awhile back and I can say that cooking frozen foods in the Air Fryer is delicious! We are hooked on this cooking process.

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So let’s get started on the Air Fryer Breaded Fish Sticks and then I will share some delicious, kid friendly dipping sauces.


Cooking your breaded fish sticks in the air fryer is super easy and so convenient! If you do not see the Air Fryer Cooking Instructions on the back of your Gorton’s product, you can always check on cooking instructions on their website.

For the Crunchy Fish Fillets, Gorton’s recommends air frying them for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees. If you have an air fryer, I recommend using a parchment liner. I use these liners for everything I cook in the air fryer. It makes clean up easier plus nothing sticks to the pan!

I cooked the Gorton’s Fish Fillets in my air fryer at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. I take out the fillets half way through the cooking time and then flip each one over for even cooking. After ten minutes, the Fish Fillets were cooked to perfection! Allow them to cool for a minute or two as they do come out hot!

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Now, for the fun part, putting together all of the dips for the fish fillets!


There are so many amazing dipping sauces you could make with your Breaded Fish Fillets! Just do a quick search on Pinterest for Fish Fillet or Sticks Dipping Sauces and you will find plenty! I put together a few dipping sauce recipes based on I know my family will like to eat! But, there are so many dipping sauce ideas out there!

The best part about these dipping sauces is that you can make them ahead of time. In fact, I found that chilling the dips for a few hours made them firm up a bit. This is one of those dinner recipes that you can get ready early in the day and then just put it all together at dinner time!

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If you make the dips ahead of time, all you will need to do at dinner is to air fry the fish fillets. It can not get much better than dinner in ten minutes!!

1. Classic Tarter Sauce

When you think of Fish Sticks, the first dip that comes to mind is a classic tarter sauce! This is the kind of fish sticks sauce that I grew up with! Homemade Tarter Sauce is so good with breaded fish sticks!

Fish Fillets with Dill Sauce

If you have not given this classic dip a try, I encourage you to try out this Homemade Tarter Sauce Recipe! If you do not have fresh dill, you can certainly substitute with dried dill. I am all for using what you have on hand, especially when it comes to quick weeknight meals!

Easy Tartar Sauce for Fish Fillets

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3-4 Dill Pickle Spears (Finely Chopped)
  • 2 tsp pickle juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Fresh Dill (finely chopped)
  1. Combine Mayo, Lemon Juice, Pickle Juice, garlic, sugar and salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

  2. Then add the finely chopped pickles and dill to the mixture. Stir to combine.

  3. Serve immediately or cover and chill for one hour.



2. Avocado Greek Yogurt Dip

If your kids are anything like mine, they LOVE ranch. It is amazing what foods they will dip into ranch sauce. This twist on  ranch dip includes healthy avocado and greek yogurt. This Avocado Dip is one that both the kids and adults will love! We ended up dipping everything in this greek yogurt dip including our chips and carrots!


Avocado Greek Yogurt Dip

  • 2 small avocados (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (full fat or reduced)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill (or fresh if you have on hand)
  1. Combine all ingredients until blended into a smooth consistency. Chill or serve immediately.


3. Ketchup (with a spicy option)

Last but not least, if you have ketchup fans in the house, you will want to make this Easy Ketchup Dipping Sauce.  You start with ketchup and then combine some of the same ingredients from the other sauces to make a delicious Ketchup Dipping Sauce.


Spicy Ketchup Mayo Dip

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dill pickle relish
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 2-3 tsp hot sauce (optional)
  1. Mix all ingredients until combined. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.




When you are in a hurry at dinner time, you want a meal that is quick and easy to serve. I put the Breaded Fish Fillets along with some chips and veggies in easy to serve baskets. Then, I put dipping sauces in the middle of the table so that everyone could reach for their favorites.

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It is fun to mix it up and serve dinner in a fun (and easy to clean up) way! Everyone in the family appreciates something a little different for a weeknight meal! Make dinner time fun with Gorton’s Breaded Fish Fillets and these try one or all of these delicious homemade dipping sauces!

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Gorton’s breaded fish fillets are hands down the best frozen fish products! What makes Gorton’s fish  so good?

They use 100% whole fish fillets with no fillers, no preservatives, no articificial colors or flavors, no hydrogenated oils and no antibiotics! These breaded fish sticks are a good source of protein and provide Natural Omega-3s.

Not only are Gorton’s products delicious but they are also a super convenient meal! The breaded fish fillets come in a resealable bag to lock in freshness, so you can have some now and some for another day! Check out Gorton’s Full Line of Products!

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Let me know if you try these Air Fryer Breaded Fish Fillets and one or all of the dipping sauces!

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  1. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on September 30, 2020 at 7:27 am

    My girls would love these!

    • Jaclyn on September 30, 2020 at 7:28 am

      It is a very kid friendly recipe!

  2. Tiffany on September 30, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Zach is obsessed with fish and chips and would absolutely love everything about this! And I’m totally crushing on your dipping sauces. Will have to give this a try in my air fryer. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Amanda on October 5, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    What brand of air fryer do you have?

    • Jaclyn on October 6, 2020 at 10:19 am

      We got the GoWise after reading a lot of reviews. It is very easy to use and good size for a family.

  4. Beverly on September 14, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    So I followed your instructions for cooking the fish sticks in my air fryer. After 10 minutes they were temping at 127…. not sure why. So I put them in for an additional 5 minutes and they were perfect. My air fryer only goes to 390′.

    • Jaclyn on September 19, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      I have found that air fryers can all be a little different. Any more now I air fry everything at 380/390 and just check on the food every so often until it is cooked how I want.

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