Sheet Pan Fish and Chips

Sheet-pan fish and chips! This is a healthier, oven-baked version of restaurant fish and chips. Use any white fish. Ready in an hour.

Sheet Pan Fish and Chips
Emma Christensen

Where I live in Boston, seeing "fish and chips" on a restaurant menu is as common as salt. Every fish shack serves them by default, and you'll find fancy versions at high-end restaurants, too!

When making fish and chips at home, I say leave the deep-frying to the pros and opt for the oven instead.

Breaded Fish and Chips on plate with lemon wedge
Emma Christensen

How to Make Baked Fish and Chips

Use any firm-fleshed white fish fillets for this baked fish and chips recipe. Check the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch list to find species available in your area that are not overfished.

When ready to make your dinner, start with the potatoes since they take longer than the fish. Cut Yukon Gold potatoes into spears, toss with olive oil, and roast until golden and puffy.

Baked potato wedges for fish and chips
Emma Christensen

Meanwhile, toast the panko breadcrumbs until golden, and then use them to coat the fish. Panko is an extra-crunchy Japanese variety of breadcrumbs now widely available in supermarkets. Let the fish cook in the hot oven on a separate rack from the potatoes until the fish is cooked through.

The result is a healthier version of fish and chips than the original, and a surprisingly good one, too! Serve with homemade tartar sauce on the side.

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This post has been updated. Originally published January 2017.

Sheet Pan Fish and Chips

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 70 mins
Servings 4 to 6 servings

If the fish still has the skin attached on one side, you can ask the fish monger to remove it for you. They will do this free of charge.


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, or more if needed

  • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold or other yellow potatoes (3 large or 6 medium), unpeeled

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup panko, or other unseasoned dry white breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds firm-fleshed white fish fillets, skins removed, such as haddock, halibut, pollock, flounder, whiting, redfish, cod, or other fish in your region

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven and prep the baking sheets:

    Preheat the oven to 450°F. Arrange 2 oven racks in the top and bottom third of the oven. Line 2 baking sheets with foil and coat with olive oil (about 1 tablespoon per baking sheet) or with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Prepare the potatoes:

    Quarter the potatoes lengthwise, then cut each quarter in half again so you get 8 spears from each potato. In a bowl, toss the potatoes with 2 tablespoons of the oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spread the potatoes on one of the baking sheets with their wedges pointing up, if possible, so the cut sides are exposed (some may not stand; that’s OK).

    Sheet pan fish and Chips
    Emma Christensen
  3. Roast the potatoes:

    Roast the spears on the lower rack in the oven for 40 minutes. Rotate the pan partway through (after 20 minutes of cooking) and use a wide metal spatula to stir the potatoes. At this point, it's fine if the potatoes fall on their sides; the sides touching the pan will become extra-crispy and golden.

    Sheet pan fish and Chips
    Emma Christensen
  4. Toast the panko:

    Once the potatoes are in the oven, start on the panko and the fish. To toast the panko, warm a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add the panko (no oil needed), and lower the heat to medium. Slowly toast the panko, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes or until a deep golden brown.

    Remove the skillet from heat. Stir 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper into the panko breadcrumbs until they are well coated. Transfer the crumbs to a shallow bowl.

    Sheet Pan Fish and Chips
    Emma Christensen
    Sheet Pan Fish and Chips
    Emma Christensen
  5. Prepare the fish:

    Cut the fish into large strips ("fingers") or big 3-inch pieces, however you prefer. Rub all the pieces with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil.

  6. Coat the fish with panko:

    Press the fish into the panko so the pieces are coated all over. Set the fish on the second baking sheet, spaced slightly apart.

    Sheet Pan Fish and Chips
    Emma Christensen
  7. 15 to 20 minutes before the potatoes are done, bake the fish:

    Cook thick (2-inch) fish fillets for 15 to 18 minutes and thinner (1 1/2-inch or thinner) fillets for 10 to 13 minutes, or until the fish is firm and the coating is starting to brown. Err on the side of caution and do not over-bake.

  8. Serve the fish and chips:

    Arrange fish and potato spears on plates, sprinkle with parsley, serve with lemon and tartar sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
498 Calories
16g Fat
68g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 498
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 449mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 90mg 452%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1671mg 36%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.