If you’re looking for an upscale way to prepare your salmon, honey garlic salmon in the air fryer tastes delicious and looks the part.
It’s very easy to prepare with some fresh salmon and common ingredients you’re likely to have around the kitchen.
Served with some side vegetables and potatoes, this salmon will round out the perfect dinner plate – and leave you wanting more!
To whip up this air fryer honey garlic salmon, here are the ingredients you’ll need. It’s really just some fresh salmon fillets and a few spices and sauces for the marinade!
- Salmon fillets – Fresh salmon fillets that are roughly the same size and of similar thickness.
- Salt – To enhance the taste of the salmon and balance out the flavors.
- Pepper – Adds a hint of spice and complements the sweetness of the honey.
- Honey – To add some sweetness and create a delicious caramelized glaze on the salmon.
- Olive oil – To coat the salmon and keep it moist during cooking. Alternatively, use avocado oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, or similar.
- Soy sauce – To add depth of flavor.
- Garlic cloves – Chopped garlic cloves add aromatic flavor to the marinade.
Step by Step Instructions
In this section, we’ll show you exactly how to make honey garlic glazed salmon in the air fryer.
We’ve included the recipe process photos so that you can see how the recipe should look every step of the way!
The recipe card with all the details like cooking time and ingredient amounts can be found at the bottom of this post!
First, let’s make the marinade. Mix olive oil, honey, soy sauce, finely chopped garlic, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
Brush the salmon slices all over with the marinade. If you have time, you can cover the salmon with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. This will enhance the flavor.
Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. When it is hot, spray the air fryer basket with olive oil and place the salmon slices in the basket.
Make sure to leave some space between them so that they cook evenly.
Cook the salmon fillets at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Then brush with additional marinade and cook for another 3 minutes or until fully cooked and flaky.
Keep in mind that the exact cooking time may vary depending on the size and thickness of the salmon fillets, your air fryer, and the type of salmon you’re using (farmed vs. wild salmon).
Don’t overcook the salmon as this can dry it out.
When the salmon fillets are cooked, remove them from the air fryer. Serve immediately while they are as juicy as possible.
You can serve them with lemon slices and chopped fresh herbs. Enjoy!Print
Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: American
- 2 salmon fillets
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus oil spray
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Make the marinade: In a bowl, combine the olive oil, honey, soy sauce, chopped garlic cloves, salt, and black pepper.1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 garlic cloves, 1/3 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Brush the salmon fillets all over with the marinade. If you have time, you can cover the salmon with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.2 salmon fillets
Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
When hot, spray the air fryer basket with olive oil. Place the salmon slices in the basket, leaving some space between them.
Cook the salmon fillets at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Then brush with additional marinade and cook for another 3 minutes or until cooked through and flaky. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the size, thickness, and type of the salmon fillets, your air fryer, and personal preference.
Serve the honey garlic salmon fillets immediately while they are as juicy as possible. You can serve them with lemon slices and chopped fresh herbs.
- Use fresh salmon fillets of similar size and thickness so that they cook evenly. Wild salmon usually cooks slightly faster than fresh farmed salmon fillets since it contains less fat.
- You can make this recipe with frozen salmon fillets, but the cooking time will be slightly longer.
- Marinating the salmon for at least 30 minutes will enhance the flavor.
- Don’t overcook the salmon as this can make it dry. The FDA recommends an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Some people find that this temperature is too high and use 125 degrees Fahrenheit as a guideline – but better safe than sorry.