Air Fried Salmon with Maple Chili Glaze

This is the perfect mid week dinner.  I paired this with mashed potatoes and a veggie. 

Need a no fuss winner dinner?  Try this.  

Air Fried Salmon with Maple Chili Glaze

Crispy, Sweet, Spicy, Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, Chili Crisp, Little effort, salmon, spicy, sweet and spicy
Servings: 4
Calories: 364kcal



  • 1.25 lb salmon
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp spice blend I used Mystic Spice Company Coastal blend
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chili crisp
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp salted butter


Salmon Prep

  • Rinse salmon and pat dry. Cut into filets if needed. Lay in a paper towel lined dish to dry thoroughly
    1.25 lb salmon
  • Season with garlic powder, salt, pepper and spice/herb blend of choice
    1 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp spice blend
  • Let sit on counter for 30 minutes

Air fryer

  • Set air fryer to bake, 400°
  • Spray with a small amount of olive oil
    2 tsp olive oil
  • Working in batches, add salmon to air fryer without overlapping
  • Cook for 10 to 12 minutes,


  • In a small saucepan, add butter and honey/maple mixture
    2 tbsp maple syrup, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp salted butter
  • Add lemon zest and juice
    1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Add thyme and chili crisp
    2 tbsp chili crisp, 1 tbsp dried thyme


  • Serve salmon with a drizzle of glaze.


If you have leftover glaze, try tossing it with some steamed green beans


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 802mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg
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