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How long should salmon stay in the air fryer?

Salmon filets should stay in the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 to 12 minutes depending on the thickness. If you overcook them, they will get dry. When the salmon is flaky, it means it is perfectly cooked.

Can I use frozen salmon in an air fryer salmon recipe?

Absolutely! You do not even need to defrost the salmon filets before cooking. However, if you have time, defrosting will make salmon marinated better, and yield the best texture and taste at the end.

Is salmon keto-friendly?

Yes, salmon is keto-friendly. Like all other seafood, it is nearly carb-free and very rich in protein, vitamins, potassium, selenium and Omega-3 fatty acids.

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Teriyaki Salmon Air Fryer Recipe

Cook Time:8 minutes
Prep Time:20-35 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 157

Here is a very easy and healthy yet delicious salmon recipe for dinner. Bon appetit!

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Teriyaki Salmon Air Fryer Recipe

Salmon is an oily fish with a rich content of protein and other nutrients such as potassium iron and different types of vitamins. It is a very good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Traditionally, salmon is mostly cooked by baking or grilling. These two cooking methods are best for salmon to release its flavors and taste delicious due to its high fat content. However, having the same delicious result is far easier with an air fryer in less time. Once you try the air fryer salmon recipe below, it will be an indispensable dish of your weekly menu.

The air fryer salmon recipe below is made with teriyaki sauce. Teriyaki sauce originated from Japan. It tastes sweet, tangy and salty. There are some variations of teriyaki sauce but it mainly includes soy sauce, honey, garlic, brown sugar, ginger, cornstarch and water. Even though the recipe below is made with a bottled, ready-to-use teriyaki sauce, it is also possible to make it with a teriyaki sauce made at home.

Now it is time to move on to the recipe. Hope you’ll enjoy making it!


  • 4 salmon filets

  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 1 stalk scallion, chopped

  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Pour the teriyaki sauce in a shallow dish which is big enough to place 4 salmon filets.

  2. Rub each salmon filet with salt and black pepper and put them in teriyaki sauce as the side with skin is up.

  3. Let them marinate for 15 to 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the air fryer by selecting the “Fish” function and adjusting the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up. If your air fryer does not have a fish function, adjust the temperature to 400°F (205°C).

  5. Grease the basket with olive oil spray or line it with parchment paper.

  6. Place the salmon filets in the basket as the skin side is down.

  7. Set the timer to 8 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start cooking.

  8. Cook the salmon filets until it is flaky.

  9. Once cooked, open the air fryer and transfer the salmon to a serving plate.

  10. Garnish with sesame seeds and freshly chopped scallion.

  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 salmon filet
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
5.9 grams
2.9 grams
26.8 grams
1540 milligrams
0.2 grams
69 milligrams

    If you follow a ketogenic diet, this recipe will suit your needs if you use a keto teriyaki sauce while making it.

    You can store leftover salmon filets inside an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

    If you do not have an air fryer, then you can also make this recipe in your kitchen oven. Heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, follow the directions and bake the salmon filets in the oven for about 20-25 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon.