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Lemon Tilapia Foil Packet

Lemon Tilapia Foil Packet

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


  • 1 frozen tilapia fillet, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay out a large piece of aluminum foil. Place the tilapia on top of the foil in the center.
  3. In a small bowl, mix butter, garlic, parsley and lemon juice. Spread butter mixture onto the tilapia. Place lemon slices on top with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Fold the foil over the tilapia and pinch the ends to make sure it’s sealed tight.
  5. Cook in the oven for 25-30 mins making sure the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees.


If you are in a rush and didn’t thaw the frozen tilapia. Just increase the cook time to 50-55 mins.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins