Tender and flakey Air Fryer Salmon recipe that is ready in under 15 minutes! Juicy and flavorful salmon fillets seasoned and cooked to perfection.

Salmon fillets with asparagus and lemon on a plate.

The air fryer is by far one of the greatest inventions for small appliances! The food is cooked at a fraction of the time and tastes as if it was deep-fried.

For someone like me who loves fried food but wants a healthier option, an air fryer is seriously gold. It takes classic recipes, like wings, and gives it so much flavor.


This air fryer salmon recipe is my new favorite air fryer recipe! You can have this tender, flakey and flavorful salmon recipe ready in just 15 minutes (that’s with prep time). Using the air fryer gives the salmon such a crispy exterior, as if it’s air fried and keeps the insides juicy and flakey.

Flakey salmon on a plate with asparagus.


  1. Prep basket– Spray the basket with cooking oil, or line it with the air fryer parchment paper. This makes cleaning up so much easier.
  2. Coat salmon– Drizzle the oil all over the fillets.
  3. Make seasoning– In a small bowl, combine the spices for the seasoning.
  4. Season fillets– Season both sides of the salmon fillets.
  5. Cook– Add the fillets to the air fryer basket and cook at 400°F until the center reads 145°F. Cooking time will be between 8-10 minutes.
3 salmon fillets in the basket of an air fryer.

Tips for Air Fryer Salmon-

How long should I air fry salmon?

The bake time will vary depending on the thickness of the fillet and your air fryer.
Bake the salmon at 400°F for 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on the salmon towards the end cooking. You don’t want it to overbake the fish and it becomes rubbery.

Can I cook frozen fish in an air fryer?

I personally do not like to cook with frozen seafood. However, you can double the cooking time if your fillet is frozen.

Salmon with skin-

Cook the salmon with the skin on the same way. For crispy skin, add an extra minute of cooking.

Is salmon healthier in air rryer?

Cooking the salmon in an air fryer is much healthier than if you would pan-sear or fry the salmon. The air fryer method cuts down on the harmful effects significantly.

Serve salmon with-

Salmon is a versatile fish and can easily be combined with your favorite side dish:

Other Salmon Recipes:

Salmon may be prepared using so many different methods. If you love salmon, here are some recipes to try:

Air Fryer Salmon Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 3 votes
Tender and flakey air fryer salmon recipe that is ready in under 15 minutes! Juicy and flavorful salmon fillets seasoned and cooked to perfection. The easiest seafood recipe.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 lb salmon fillets
  • 1 Tbsp oil



  • Prepare the air fryer basket by spraying wih baking spray or line with a parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine all of the spices for the seasonings.
  • Drizzle the salmon fillets with oil and season all sides of the salmon.
  • Add the prepared salmon fillets into the air fryer basket and bake for 400°F for 8-10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


276kcal Calories1g Carbs34g Protein14g Fat2g Saturated Fat1g Trans Fat94mg Cholesterol223mg Sodium853mg Potassium1g Fiber1g Sugar233IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C26mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 853mg24%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 233IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)