If you love Tilapia then you are going to love Grilled Tilapia in Foil. Only 3 Ingredients are needed to make this flaky, flavorful fish.

Grilled Tilapia in foil with a side of lemons
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Grilled Tilapia in Foil is an quick and easy way to make this flavorful fish anytime of the week. It is the perfect seafood recipe to grill in foil to hold in all the flavor. This aluminum foil packets recipe only requires 3 simple ingredients.

You might also like our Steak and Potatoes Foil Packs Recipe.

What is Tilapia?

Tilapia is a white flaky fish that is a family favorite. We love that this fish has a mild flavor and offers many health benefits. It is low in calorie and high in protein.

We usually purchase tilapia that is in the frozen section at the grocery store but you can also buy fresh.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - tilapia filets, lemon pepper seasoning, olive oil

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Variations Ideas

  • Grill other Fish – If you like grilling fish in foil, try making salmon, cod, and haddock.
  • Use Frozen Tilapia – If you are short on time, you can grill Tilapia even if its frozen. Just add a little bit more time when grilling.
  • Add Vegetables – You can add vegetables to the foil pack and have a complete meal.
  • Change the Seasoning – Use garlic powder or a seasoning blend that you have.

How to Grill Tilapia in Foil

  • Step 1 – Place Tilapia in Foil – Tear the foil into 6 equal pieces for each tilapia filet. Place a tilapia filet on each piece of foil.
  • Step 2 – Prepare Gas Grill – Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). Make sure to oil the grill grates before adding the tilapia foil packs to the grill.
  • Step 3 – Season the Tilapia – Drizzle the olive oil over each tilapia fillet and sprinkle each one with approximately ½ tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning.
Uncooked tilapia in foil seasoned
  • Step 4 – Wrap Tilapia in Foil – Close each Tilapia in aluminum foil tightly.
Tilapia wrapped in foil
  • Step 5 – Cook Tilapia – Place directly on the grill for 8-10 minutes until the tilapia reaches an internal temperature for 145 degrees F. Make sure to flip Tilapia and cook about 8 minutes per side.
  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Be careful when unwrapping the foil packets and then the tilapia is ready to enjoy.

Best Seasoning for Tilapia

When seasoning tilapia there are many options. Lemon Pepper seasoning is a perfect seasoning for Tilapia but here are some other options to try:

  • Smoked Paprika – Smoked Paprika offers a little bit more smokey flavor than regular paprika. It can easily be found in the grocery store. Sprinkle on the Tilapia with the added olive oil and it will turn out so tasty.
  • Onion Powder – We like to add onion powder with the lemon pepper seasoning to give it more of an onion flavor.
  • Season Salt – We like using seasoning blends to the Tilapia to change the flavor.

Serving Ideas

This Tilapia can be served with many different side dishes. These are some of our favorites and are easy to make.

How to Bake Fish in a Foil Packet in the Oven

Cooking fish in foil and placing in the oven is easy to do. Baking fish in foil allows the fresh to have a steaming texture it turns out moist and very flavorful. You can add in potatoes or other vegetables to the foil pack.

This makes for a complete dinner all right in the foil.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place the foil pack on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Grilled Tilapia in foil with a side of lemons

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover Tilapia

Refrigerate any leftover tilapia in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. We like to cook Tilapia to meal prep for the week. Use microwave safe containers and add rice, vegetables and a Tilapia. This is makes a healthy lunch idea or a quick dinner.

How long to Grill Tilapia

Make sure that grill is preheated to about 400 degrees. Placed foil wrapped tilapia on the grill. Grill Tilapia for about 10 minutes or until Tilapia is flaky.
Make sure that the tilapia filets are completely defrosted if using frozen tilapia filets.  

How to Tell if Tilapia is Cooked Through

Tilapia is white when it is raw but it is more of a translucent white. You know when Tilapia is cooked and ready to eat when the white becomes more of a solid white it flakes easily with a fork.

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Grilled Tilapia in Foil

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If you love Tilapia then you are going to love Grilled Tilapia in Foil. Only 3 Ingredients are needed to make this flaky, flavorful fish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 186

Ingredients

  • 6 Tilapia filets
  • 3 teaspoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Tear the foil into 6 equal pieces for each tilapia filet. Place a tilapia filet on each piece of foil.
  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Drizzle the olive oil over each filet and sprinkle each one with approximately ½ tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning.
  • Place directly on the grill for 8-10 minutes until the tilapia reaches an internal temperature for 145 degrees F.
  • Be careful when unwrapping the foil packets and then the tilapia is ready to enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate any leftover tilapia in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.  
*Make sure that the tilapia filets are completely defrosted if using frozen tilapia filets.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 186kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 34g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 85mg, Sodium 89mg, Potassium 527mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 5IU, Calcium 21mg, Iron 1mg

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