Sometimes simple is…well, simply better. Rather than cooking my go-to, rather boring breaded fish recipe, I scoured my herbs and spices. I wanted a little crisp with a lot of flavor. I hope you enjoy the chive, thyme and garlic accents in the coating of this tilapia. Pair it with some broccoli and wild rice and you have a simply delicious meal!

Skinny Herb Crusted Tilapia

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 tilapia fillet


  • 4 — 4 oz Tilapia fillets
  • ½ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp chives
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp dill weed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tomato, seeded + diced (or 1 can petite diced tomatoes)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice (about ½ of a large lemon)
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a dish or on a plate big enough for 1 Tilapia fillet, mix breadcrumbs, parsley, chives, thyme, dill garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Brush each Tilapia fillet with olive oil and coat them with the breadcrumb mixture. Place them on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes, turning once in the middle of the cooking process until the fillets turn golden and flake easily with a fork.
  5. While Tilapia is in the oven, combine the tomatoes, basil, oregano, lemon juice and remaining pepper.
  6. Remove Tilapia from the oven and top with tomato mixture before serving.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1 tilapia fillet):

Calories: 198

Fat: 6g

Carbohydrates: 13g

Fiber: 2g

Protein: 23g

Sugars: 3g

Sodium: 177mg

Vitamin A: 10%

Vitamin C: 12%

Iron: 5%

Calcium: 3%

WWP+: 8 points