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Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon

Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon cooks up perfectly flaky and delicious! The salmon skin gets nicely crispy and the salmon is flaky perfection. The teriyaki glaze adds a sweet, umami flavor to the salmon.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, salmon, teriyaki
Servings: 2
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Aimee



  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 filets salmon
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil


  • In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic.
  • Take the cornstarch and water and whisk together.
  • Start heating the mixture on a medium heat, adding the cornstarch mixture, and stir to combine.
  • Heat on medium, stirring constantly for 1 minute, then reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn off heat and let teriyaki glaze sit for 5 minutes.
  • Take your salmon filets and dry with paper towels or a dish cloth. Drizzle each filet with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and rub into the surface and skin of the salmon.
  • Next, place the salmon skin down on a plate or parchment paper. Apply the teriyaki glaze to the top and sides of the salmon.
  • Place the salmon in the air fryer, skin down, leaving room between the filets so air can circulate.
  • Cook at 390 degrees F for 9-12 minutes, checking frequently for doneness.


Different air fryers and thickness of salmon will cook differently. Always check with a meat thermometer to test doneness to be sure, and check frequently on your salmon. Salmon should be cooked to 145 degrees F.
  • If you don't want to make your own homemade teriyaki sauce, you can buy a premade sauce to cut down on prep time.
  • Pat salmon fillets completely dry before adding oil. You don't want excess water on the salmon, or it won't cook as well.
  • You do not need to preheat the air fryer to make this recipe.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3246mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg