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Herb Panko Baked Fish Recipe

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This panko fish recipe is ridiculously easy to make! Panko crusted fish takes just 5 minutes to prep and features a simple topping mixture made of fresh parsley, panko, and olive oil baked over fish. Serve panko baked fish with a starch and veggie and dinner is on the table in less than 30 minutes. Trying to get your kids to like fish? Give this panko breaded fish a try, a little flavor and crunch always helps.

I love cooking fish with panko, because it gives the fish an almost-breaded flavor and texture which I’ve always found helps the “unsure about fish” family members out. My family and the families in the weeknight dinner club have both loved this dish, let me know what your family thinks!

panko crusted fish with a bite out of it on a plate

What is Panko Fish?

This panko crusted fish is a white fish (you can use any variety you like!) that is topped with a herb panko topping that gives it crunchy, delicious flavor in every bite.

Panko breadcrumbs are a Japanese-style breadcrumb that I love to use as they are flaky instead of crumbs and help food get crispy.

How to Cook Panko Breaded Fish:

This baked fish with panko coating comes together in just a few minutes and just 12 minutes to bake, it’s the ultimate weeknight dinner. Here’s how we make panko breaded white fish:

  • Make panko breading. In a small bowl, mix together panko, parsley, and olive oil.
bowl with panko mixture for panko baked fish
  • Prep fish. Lightly pat fish dry with paper towel and place fish onto a foil-lined pan. Divide butter between fillets and sprinkle with garlic salt. Sprinkle panko mixture over fish fillets.
spooning breadcrumb mixture over panko breaded fish
  • Bake panko fish. Bake the panko breaded fish for about 10 minutes and place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until the fish is flaky and the panko is golden brown.
panko crusted fish in a baking dish before pan

Can You Bake Panko Fish?

Yes, you can bake this panko breaded fish. It takes just 10 minutes in the oven, plus a few minutes under the broiler to get the panko golden brown.

How to Store Leftover Panko Crusted Fish:

As with any breaded food, these baked fish fillets with panko definitely tastes best freshly baked.

Store panko crumbed fish recipe in the refrigerator for 3-4 days and reheat in a 375 degree F oven until heated through.

panko baked fish in baking dish

What to Serve with Panko Fish Recipe:

All this breaded fish recipe needs is a simple side to go along with it. I would suggest a starch side (especially if kids are involved) and a veggie, or just a veggie if you’re looking for something lighter. Here are a few healthy dinner side dish ideas:

  • French Green Beans – If you need any convincing that haricot vert should always be used over regular green beans…just read this.
  • Broiled Asparagus – Asparagus is a perfect side to panko baked cod fish.
  • Simple Green Salad – Simple, easy, and so delicious. A few more steps than a bag of greens + bottled dressing, but worth it!
  • Green Beans Vinaigrette – If you like salads with blue cheese and nuts, you’ll love this green bean twist.
panko fish on a white plate with green beans

Panko Baked Fish Nutrition + Substitutes:

The full nutrition stats for panko breaded fish recipe can be found below, but each serving has about:

  • 372 calories
  • 21 grams fat
  • 18 grams carbohydrates
  • 29 grams protein

If you’d like to cut some of the calories and fat, you could skip the butter, but I think it adds nice flavor and fat to a very lean fish.

More Easy Fish Recipes:

If you like this panko crusted baked fish recipe, you might also like some of my other easy fish recipes, perfect for weeknight dinners:

  • Panko Baked Salmon – This full meal comes together in just 30 minutes and has changed the minds of supposed “salmon haters.”
  • Caesar Salmon Pasta Salad – The salmon dish my kids beg me to make!
  • Grilled Tilapia in Foil – Easy fish foil packets make cooking fish simple and easy.
  • Mediterranean Fish – Another simple fish packet recipe, but with Mediterranean flavors like capers, olives, and tomatoes. Nice enough for entertaining.
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Herb Panko Baked Fish Recipe

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EASY panko fish takes just 5 min to prep and 12 min to bake. Crunchy and flavorful, herb panko crusted fish takes fish from bland to delish.


  • 4 6-oz. white fish fillets (tilapia, cod, etc.)⁠
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs ⁠
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley⁠
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt ⁠
  • 2 Tbsp. butter⁠


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. ⁠
  3. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, parsley, and olive oil. Stir to combine. ⁠
  4. Place fish onto foil. Top with pat of butter, sprinkle with garlic salt, and divide panko mixture over the top. ⁠
  5. Bake fish in middle rack for 10 minutes, then turn broiler on high and broil for 1-2 minutes, until bread crumbs are golden brown and fish is cooked through and flakes easily. ⁠

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