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Spicy Lemon Garlic Baked Tilapia

This Spicy Lemon Garlic Baked Tilapia Recipe is super easy to make and comes together in under 20 minutes. It’s low-carb, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and very flavorful.


  • 8 ounce tilapia fillets (250 g)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon hot paprika (or Kashmiri red chili powder. Use regular paprika for non spicy.)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • 1 lemon (cut into thin slices)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  • Rinse 8 oz (250 g) of tilapia fillets with water and pat them dry using a paper towel.

  • Line the tilapia fillets on a 9×13-inch baking tray.

  • Note – if using frozen fillets, thaw them before using them.

  • Stir together lemon juice, butter, garlic, paprika, salt, and black pepper in a small mixing bowl.

  • Pour the marinade evenly over the Tilapia fillets.

  • Arrange 3-4 slices of lemon over the fish.

  • Keep the tray in the middle rack of the oven and bake uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until the fish is white, opaque, flaky and fork-tender.

  • Remove the tray from the oven and garnish the baked tilapia fish with pepper flakes, lemon slices, and chopped parsley (or cilantro), and serve hot.

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