Air Fryer Salmon


For the Salmon:

  • 2 salmon fillets (about 6-8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray (for the air fryer basket)

For the Bang Bang Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (adjust for your preferred spice level)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.
  2. Season the Salmon: Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Prepare the Air Fryer: Lightly grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  4. Air Fry the Salmon: Place the salmon fillets in the preheated air fryer basket, skin-side down. Cook for about 10-12 minutes or until the salmon reaches your desired level of doneness. The cooking time may vary slightly depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
  5. Make the Bang Bang Sauce: While the salmon is cooking, prepare the Bang Bang sauce. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey, Sriracha sauce, lime juice, and minced garlic. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  6. Serve: Once the salmon is cooked, remove it from the air fryer basket. Place it on a serving plate, and drizzle the Bang Bang sauce generously over the top.
  7. Garnish: You can garnish your Bang Bang Salmon with some fresh chopped cilantro, sliced green onions, or sesame seeds for added flavor and presentation.


  1. Salmon Fillet Thickness: Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets. Adjust the cooking time accordingly. Thicker fillets might require a few extra minutes.
  2. Air Fryer Variations: The exact cooking time and temperature can vary depending on your specific air fryer model, so it’s a good idea to consult your air fryer’s manual for guidance.
  3. Bang Bang Sauce: The Bang Bang sauce can be adjusted to suit your taste. If you like it spicier, add more Sriracha sauce. If you prefer it sweeter, increase the honey. Taste and adjust until it’s just right for you.
  4. Sides: This dish pairs well with a variety of sides, such as steamed rice, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad.
  5. Skin-on vs. Skinless Salmon: You can use either skin-on or skinless salmon fillets for this recipe, depending on your preference. Cooking skin-on salmon in the air fryer can result in crispy skin.

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