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Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Glazed Salmon Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This honey chipotle glazed salmon is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. The sweet-spicy glaze, air-fried to perfection, makes the salmon irresistibly delicious. It's a real crowd-pleaser at my house!

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Folks, let me share this recipe that's been my savior on busy weeknights – Honey Chipotle Glazed Salmon. Trust me when I say this, it transforms the simple salmon fillet into a sophistication of flavors. It's a dance of sweet, smoky, and spicy on your palate. The best part? My trusty air fryer makes it a breeze to cook up. Don't take my word for it, try it!

Ingredients for Honey Chipotle Glazed Salmon

  • Salmon fillets: Essential protein source, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, perfect for air frying, versatile and flavorful fish option.
  • Honey: Natural sweetener, adds sweetness and caramelization, balances the heat from chipotle peppers, enhances overall flavor profile.
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce: Adds smoky and spicy flavor, complements honey, provides depth and complexity to the glaze, creates a unique taste.
  • Olive oil: Adds richness and moisture, helps the glaze adhere to the salmon, contributes to a crispy exterior when air fried.
  • Fresh cilantro: Bright and fresh herb, adds a pop of color, complements the flavors of the dish, provides a finishing touch.

Essential Tools for Making This Salmon Recipe

  • Air fryer: Cooks salmon quickly and evenly with less oil for a healthier dish.
  • Small bowl: Used to mix honey, chipotle peppers, olive oil, salt, and pepper for the glaze.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the honey, minced chipotle peppers, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Brush the honey chipotle glaze over the salmon fillets.
  4. Place the salmon fillets in the air fryer basket.
  5. Air fry the salmon for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 300 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 70 mg | Sodium: 350 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 9 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 600 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Tips for Making Honey Chipotle Glazed Salmon Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the honey chipotle glaze and brush it on the salmon fillets.
  • Store the glazed salmon fillets in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before air frying.

Freezing Instructions

  • After glazing the salmon fillets, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze the salmon fillets until solid, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • When ready to cook, thaw the salmon fillets in the refrigerator overnight before air frying as usual.

Did you know that adding a splash of orange juice to the honey chipotle glaze can give the salmon a subtle citrusy twist that complements the flavors beautifully? It's a simple hack to elevate the dish and surprise your taste buds!

Common Questions About This Air Fryer Salmon Recipe

Can I use frozen salmon for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen salmon for this recipe. Just make sure to thaw it completely before cooking.
How spicy is the chipotle glaze?
The chipotle glaze adds a nice kick of heat to the salmon, but you can adjust the amount of chipotle peppers to suit your spice preference.
Can I substitute the honey with another sweetener?
You can try substituting honey with maple syrup or agave nectar for a different flavor profile.
Do I need to flip the salmon fillets while air frying?
No need to flip the salmon fillets while air frying. Just brush on the glaze and let the air fryer do its magic.
How do I know when the salmon is cooked through?
The salmon is cooked through when it flakes easily with a fork. Cook time may vary depending on the thickness of the fillets, so keep an eye on it.

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