Chili lime swai

10 Minute Chili Lime Swai Fillets

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Swai is my new favorite fish. It is delicious, light and flaky, not too fishy, low in mercury, and super easy to cook. I wrote about my first experience with cooking Swai, and now we had the rest of the package in the freezer to deal with.

Chili lime swai

These Chili Lime Swai Fillets are super delicious and they really can’t be any easier or faster to make. It is almost silly how simple this recipe is, and because of that I am not even including the measurements of any of the spices I used. Just sprinkle everything on the Swai fillets and cook.

We made this for a weeknight dinner, and ate the chili lime swai with a large salad. Super healthy, super quick dinner. I love it when things are this easy.

If you don’t have Swai, then tilapia would be just as delicious. Tilapia is usually a little thicker, so make sure you cook it just a minute or two longer on each side.

Chili lime swai

10 Minute Chili Lime Swai Fillets

Makes: 2 servings. Total time: 10 minutes.

  • 2 thawed Swai fillets (we made 3, because I wanted to bring some for lunch the next day)
  • Chili powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Lime wedges (or a half teaspoon of lime juice)
  • Olive oil for cooking

1. Heat the oil in a pan. Season the tops of the swai fillets with a tiny bit of salt and pepper, and then with chili powder.

Chili lime swai

2. Place the swai seasoned side down into the pan. As it is cooking, season the other side the same way. After it cooks for 2 minutes on one side, carefully flip it and cook for 2 minutes on the other side, or until the swai is fully cooked.

3. Squeeze some lime over the swai and serve.

That’s it! If there is ever a time when don’t want to mess around with cooking, this is the recipe you need. Swai and other fish thaws really quickly, and you don’t even need to get a cutting board out to make this.

Chili lime swai

What are your favorite 10 minute dinner recipes?

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6 thoughts on “10 Minute Chili Lime Swai Fillets

  1. Thank u for posting this recipe. It was delish!!!! I have been wanting to make my fish this way but I didn’t know how to do it. …so, I’m glad u posted the amt of time it takes to cook & the process to prepare it. I also like how quick & easy this recipe was for me to prepare & cook.
    I made a few adjustments to the recipe based on what I had available & my personal taste.
    I added a bit of lemon pepper (not too much since my lemon pepper has salt & pepper already in it) before the chilli powder. I had some coconut oil on hand so I used that instead of olive oil.
    Well, I hope u have a nice day & thanks again for the delicious, quick, & simple meal! 😊

    By the way, the salad in ur pic looks yummy!

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