Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon (4 Ingredients!)

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon filet over rice.

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This Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon Recipe uses only 4 ingredients and cooks in under 10 minutes! It's easy enough to make on a weeknight and is a great pairing with sides like rice and steamed veggies.


  • 2 salmon filets (5-8oz each). Skin on or off
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1.5 teaspoons minced garlic, see note
  • Optional for Serving: Cooked rice, sliced green onions, sesame seeds


  1. Mix up Marinade - Start by mixing the honey, soy sauce, and garlic together in a bowl.
  2. Marinate Salmon - Add about half of the marinade to a shallow bowl of other dish (just big enough to fit the salmon filets). Place the filets, flesh side down, in the marinade. Cover and marinate in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Reserve the remaining half of the sauce.
  3. Add Salmon to Air Fryer - Place the salmon filets, skin side down, in the air fryer basket. I like to gently pour the remaining marinade from the salmon onto the tops of the filets.
  4. Air Fry - Air fry the salmon for 7-9 minutes (depending on the thickness) at 400 degrees F until the salmon is cooked to your liking. Salmon is considered fully cooked at 145 degrees F or cooked to medium at 130 degrees F.
  5. VARIATION - OVEN DIRECTIONS - The marinated filets can also be placed on a parchment lined baking sheet and baked in a 400 degrees F oven for 7-10 minutes.
  6. Serve - Serve the cooked salmon with rice and veggies, or other sides, and pour the reserved sauce that wasn't used to marinate on top.


Minced Garlic - Instead of fresh minced garlic, you can also swap in 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


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