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5 from 3 votes

Air Fryer Brown Sugar Salmon

Air Fryer Brown Sugar Salmon is a flavorful dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner or easy lunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, brown sugar, salmon
Servings: 1
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Aimee


  • 6 oz salmon
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  • Add brown sugar, chili powder, and salt to a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Take your salmon fillet and dry. Remove any bones if necessary. Drizzle the olive oil onto salmon and brush to coat all sides with the oil.
  • Place the salmon on a plate, skin side down (if skin was left on). Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the top of the salmon.
  • Add salmon to the air fryer basket, skin side down. Cook at 400 degrees F for 6-8 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Remove from the air fryer and enjoy.


  • Always check your salmon for bones. If needed, use fish bone tweezers to remove the bones from your salmon.
  • This recipe can be cooked with or without skin. When I make this, I usually leave the skin on, but then discard as I'm eating it.
  • All air fryers cook differently. Cooking times may differ depending on your air fryer and how thick your piece of salmon is.
  • While this recipe is a single serving, this can easily be doubled (or tripled, or quadrupled), depending on the size of your air fryer.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg