Honey Glazed Air Fryer Salmon

By Rena |

This Honey Glazed Air Fryer Salmon is tender, juicy salmon covered in a sweet, sticky honey sauce. The recipe is easy to make in the air fryer and done in under 30 minutes. It’s the perfect healthy weeknight dinner and great for those who meal prep.

Fork with tender piece of honey glazed air fryer salmon

If you like seafood, you will love this Air Fryer Salmon recipe! It is ultra-easy to make and only needs a handful of simple ingredients. The marinade flavors the inside of the fish while the honey glaze coats the golden crust perfectly. This is a great dinner for any night that you need a fast and nutritious meal.

Looking to make it a meal? Try serving this alongside roasted garlic cauliflower or perfect white rice.

Why You will love this recipe

  • Fast and easy. Cooking in the air fryer is super easy, quick, and requires effortless cleanup. This is a great dinner for a busy weeknight.
  • Healthy. Salmon is full of omega 3’s, high in protein, and packed with vitamins. It is also a delicious low-carb dinner option.
  • Amazing sauce. The sauce is sticky, sweet, and has a slight kick from the chili flakes. It’s an addicting glaze perfect for salmon.
top view of air fried salmon with rice on a plate

Ingredients you will need

Salmon fillets
Low-sodium soy sauce or coconut amino
Sesame oil
Kosher salt
Pepper
Honey
Sesame seeds
Crushed chili flakes

Ingredients for honey glazed air fryer salmon

how to make This air fryer salmon Recipe- step by step

  • Make the marinade. First, whisk soy sauce, oil, salt, and pepper to a small mixing bowl.
  • Marinade the salmon. Pour the dressing over the salmon fillets, then gently rub all over the fish. Allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat. Meanwhile preheat the air fryer to 425°F.
  • Cook the salmon. Place the fillets into the air fryer basket, skin side down, and cook at 400°F for 8 minutes.
  • Brush with sauce. Lightly brush with honey, then sprinkle with sesame seeds and chili flakes. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Serve. Serve this honey glazed salmon recipe with your favorite side, like rice, and enjoy!

faq’s and tips

  • Salmon: Use fresh, high-quality salmon.
  • Sesame oil: You can also use olive oil, grape seed oil, or avocado oil as well. However, sesame oil adds an extra depth of flavor.
  • Honey: You can substitute maple syrup if needed.
  • Chili flakes: The slight spice balances the sweet honey, but they can be left out if desired.
  • Use the same size filets. This will help the salmon cook evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd the baskets. If the salmon is all touching or overlapping, it won’t get crispy on the edges. Also, cook in two batches if needed.
  • Don’t overcook it. The cooking time depends on the thickness of the filets and the specific air fryer. Check the doneness with a fork. Salmon is done when it is opaque and easily flakes.

Why use an air fryer?

An air fryer is great for cooking salmon because it is easy, fast, and is effortless to clean up. It is also healthier than traditional frying and is almost entirely hands-off.

Close up of honey glazed salmon with white rice on plate

What temperature Should Salmon be cooked?

The recommendation from the FDA is to cook the salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F. To measure this temperature, insert a food thermometer in the thickest part of the salmon filet until it reads at least 140-145 °F.

How long does this stay good?

Try to cook fresh fish within 1-2 days of buying. Once cooked, store the salmon in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. You can then reheat it or add it to salads and quinoa bowls for a quick lunch.

what to serve with air fryer salmon

can you freeze salmon?

Allow the salmon to cool completely, then store in an air-tight container or wrap in tinfoil. Freeze for up to three months. When ready, thaw overnight in the fridge, then reheat until warmed through.

Honey Glazed Air Fryer Salmon with rice on a plate

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Honey Glazed Air Fryer Salmon

Honey Glazed Air Fryer Salmon

Honey Glazed Air Fryer Salmon is tender, juicy salmon covered in a sweet, sticky honey sauce. Easy to make in the air fryer and done in under 30 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets skin on
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • tsp toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • tsp ground pepper or to taste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp crushed chili flakes or to taste

Instructions

  • Place the salmon fillets into a shallow dish. Whisk soy sauce, oil, salt, and pepper to a small mixing bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the salmon fillets and gently rub all over the fish. Allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat the air fryer to 425°F.
  • Place the fillets into the air fryer basket, skin side down, and cook at 400°F for 8 minutes.
  • Lightly brush with honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds and chili flakes. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite side, like cooked rice and enjoy!

Notes

  • Salmon: Use fresh, high-quality salmon.
  • Sesame oil: You can substitute olive oil, grape seed oil, or avocado oil, but the sesame oil adds extra flavor.
  • Honey: You can substitute maple syrup if needed.
  • Chili flakes: The slight spice balances the sweet honey, but they can be left out if desired.
  • Use the same size filets. This will help the salmon cook evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd the baskets. If the salmon is all touching or overlapping, it won’t get crispy on the edges. Cook in two batches if needed.
  • Don’t overcook it. The cooking time depends on the thickness of the filets and the specific air fryer. Check the doneness with a fork. Salmon is done when it is opaque and easily flakes.
  • Storage: Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. 
  • Freezer: Wrap tightly or store in an air-tight container and freeze for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 833mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg
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