Air Fryer Salmon Bites

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Air Fryer Salmon Bites is a quick and easy way to cook salmon with just a few ingredients! Delicious and cooks in under 10 minutes!

Air fryer Salmon bites

Easy Salmon Bites Made in the Air Fryer

I LOVE this salmon recipe because it so simple and delicious! Cooking salmon in an air fryer results in the most tender, juicy fish, and it’s so quick and easy too!

While I love my baked salmon, Salmon Kabobs and pan seared salmon, these air fryer salmon tips really hit the spot if you’re looking for the foolproof, easiest salmon recipe possible. You’ll end up with the most perfect salmon filet, ever.

Serve this with quinoa and air fryer asparagus or over this Quinoa Hummus Bowl for a complete meal.

What You’ll Need to Make Air Fryer Salmon Bites:

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

  • Salmon – I used skin on salmon fillets and sliced them into 1.5-inch chunks. Fresh or frozen salmon works for this recipe just make sure to thaw completely. Allow the salmon to rest at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before cooking.
  • Olive Oil – Adds flavor and helps the seasoning adhere to the salmon.
  • Lemon Juice  – It helps brighten the flavors!
  • Salt and Seasonings  – Garlic powder and paprika.
Ingredients and seasoning for salmon


Prep the salmon. Cut the salmon fillet into even 1-1.5-inch cubes. In a medium bowl, combine the salmon cubes, seasoning, lemon juice and oil. Mix together to coat the salmon in oil and seasoning completely.

Air fry the salmon. Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the salmon bites into the air fryer basket and cook for 6-8 minutes at 390°F flipping over half way through, or simply just shaking the basket a couple times.

Serve. Serve the salmon bites with your favorite side dish and enjoy!

Tips and Variations:

  • Opt for skinless salmon fillets if you’d like, however if you buy wild salmon, more often than not it comes with the skin on. You can either remove the skin from the salmon before cooking, or simply air fry it with the skin on (like I do) and you can easily remove it after it’s cooked.
  • Cut your salmon bites into equal size pieces, to ensure it all cooks evenly and at the same time.
  • Do not over cook the salmon bites, so they dry out.
the best air fryer fish recipe

Frequently asked Questions:

How Do I Know When my Salmon is Cooked Through?

Here are a few tips to help you know when the Air-Fried salmon is done cooking:

  • Salmon is done when an instant thermometer registers 145 F.
  • Raw salmon is a translucent orange-pink hue, and it turns to an opaque light pink color when cooked.
  • Flake test: You should also be able to stick a fork or knife into the middle and see the salmon start to flake away.

I Don’t Own an Air Fryer, How else Can I Cook these Salmon Bites?

Bake in the a preheated oven at 400 F, for about 8 minutes!

What Air Fryer is Best?

I’ve only used and tested my Cosori air fryer, which I love! I think it’s the perfect size for my family of five and it is super easy to clean!


Place any leftovers in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the salmon bites in the air fryer and heat for 1-2 minutes at 390 F.

If you have any questions about making this Air Fryer Salmon Bites recipe, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP!

healthy salmon bites in air fryer, served with air fryer asparagus.

Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Yield: 2

Air Fryer Salmon Bites is a quick and easy way to cook salmon with just a few ingredients! Delicious and cooks in under 10 minutes!


  • 1 lb salmon cut into 1.5-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • juice from half a lemon- about 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


    1. Cut the salmon into 1.5-inch chunks. Coat the salmon chunks with salt and spices, olive oil, and lemon juice. Toss to combine.
    2. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the salmon chunks in the air fryer and cook for 6-8 minutes at 390 F.
    3. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 51g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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  1. I’ll be honest. I’ve tried making air fryer salmon bites before and hated removing the skin. Your tip saved my sanity. I air fried them with the skin on and it came right off! Brilliant! So tasty and I loved the simple but impactful seasonings. Making again and again. Thank you!

  2. I love this recipe. My family loves this recipe. Thank you! The easiness to make it makes it so perfect for me when I come home from a long day and I do now want to cook. Your recipe is the best.

  3. Super delish! I loved how the salmon was so moist. I love having more recipes I can make in the air fryer.

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