Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze (5 Ingredients)

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Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze is a quick and easy way to cook salmon with just five ingredients! Delicious and cooks in under 10 minutes!

Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze
Air Fryer Salmon

I’m obsessed with this salmon recipe because it so quick and delicious! Cooking salmon in an air fryer results in the most tender, juicy fish, and it’s so quick and easy too! The maple soy glaze is delicious, made with just 4 ingredients; pure maple syrup, sriracha, soy sauce and garlic. The best part, this couldn’t be easier, let the fish marinate 15 to 20 minutes then air fry for 6 to 8 minutes. This is my favorite air fryer salmon recipe, but when I want something with a different flavor profile, I also love this Chili Lime Air Fryer Salmon and this Basil Parmesan Salmon. And if salmon isn’t your thing, check out all my other air fryer recipes.

Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze

I never order salmon in a restaurant because I know it comes out so much better when I make it myself, especially if I make it in the air fryer.

How to cook salmon in the air fryer

  1. If the salmon is frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge or place the sealed fish in a large bowl of cold water, until the dfish thaws.
  2. Cut the salmon fillet into four even pieces or buy pre-cut fillets and marinade them with maple syrup, sriracha, garlic and soy sauce 15 to 20 minutes. You can keep the skin on or remove it if you wish.
  3. Then spray the basket with oil or use air fryer parchment (with holes) to prevent sticking and place it in the air fryer.
  4. There is no need to preheat the air fryer. Depending on the thickness of the salmon the fish should take about 6-8 minutes. While it’s in the air fryer, take the marinade and reduce it into a glaze that you pour over the fish at the end. Top it with scallions or sesame seeds, if you wish – it’s delish!

What air fryer is the best?

There are so many great air fryers out there. After testing several for both of my air fryer cookbooks, I’m currently using and loving the Go Wise 7 quart air fryer (Amazon affiliate links). I like it because the basket is larger and it’s 1700 so it’s powerful!

What to serve with salmon

I like to serve the salmon with brown rice and vegetables such as broccoli, bok choy or brussels sprouts.

Helpful Tips to make salmon in the air fryer

  • Spray the basket with a propellant-free oil or use air fryer parchment to prevent the skin from sticking to the basket.
  • There’s no need to pre-heat to air fryer.
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket so you get decent air flow.
  • There is no need to flip the salmon, it will cook on both sides fine.
  • To know if salmon is ready, the fish will change from translucent (red or raw) to opaque (pink) as it cooks. Check for doneness after 6 to 8 minutes of cooking, by peeking into the thickest part with a sharp knife or fork. It should flake, but still has a little translucency in the center when it’s done.


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Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze

292 Cals 35 Protein 12 Carbs 11 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
marinate time: 20 mins
Total Time: 33 mins
Yield: 4
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American, Asian
Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze is a quick and easy way to cook salmon with just five ingredients! Delicious and cooks in under 10 minutes!


  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce, or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 4 wild salmon fillets, skinless (6 oz each)



  • Combine maple syrup, soy sauce, sriracha and garlic in a small bowl, pour into a gallon sized resealable bag and add the salmon.
  • Marinate 20 to 30 minutes, turning once in a while.
  • Lightly spray the basket with oil.
  • Remove the fish from the marinade, reserving and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place the fish in the air fryer, in batches, air fry 400F 7 to 8 minutes, or longer depending on thickness of the salmon.
  • Meanwhile, pour the marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and reduce until it thickens into a glaze, 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon over salmon just before eating.

Skillet Method


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Serving: 1salmon fillet, Calories: 292kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 797mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 10g
WW Points Plus: 7
Keywords: air fryer salmon, Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze, asian air fryer salmon

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  1. Super easy and delicious. The family is always asking for this one!

  2. I’ve made this some many times 
    More than anything else in my air fryer!

  3. Amazing! Had it with black & wild rice and broccoli. Just enough sweetness with a touch of heat. 

  4. I get a monthly subscription of fresh seafood from Alaska & as a result have a freezer load of a variety of salmon which are different in taste & texture. King, Coho, Sockeye, Keta (chum) …. would you recommend one over another for this recipe?

  5. Delicious flavored salmon with a perfect balance of salty and sweet. This was paired well with jasmine rice and air fryer broccoli! 

  6. Incredibly fast, easy, and delicious. Made this for my boyfriend and he LOVED it. 

  7. Fantastic sauce recipe.  I did add a squeeze of lemon and zest of about one-quarter lemon.  As my husband is not a huge fan of salmon I only prepared one fillet and he loved the flavors and said he would definitely eat again.  Next time I will triple the recipe for two fillets as the sauce is that tasty. Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe and it’s a definite keeper.

  8. Can you marinate more than 30 minutes? Say 4-6 hours?

  9. So simple to make and delicious. This may well become a repeat guest on the weekly meal list.

  10. I have never reviewed a recipe online before but I just had to say how incredible this is!!!!!! My fiancé and I made it together for a date night and it blew our minds. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!! 

  11. This was the best salmon marinade EVER! and reducing it on the stove afterward was genius- don’t skip that step. Thank you so much 

  12. This is my favorite way to make salmon!!! So easy and delicious!!! I make it every week as written, with a 9 minute cook time.

  13. This recipe is amazing! I’ve recently recommitted to my weight loss journey and healthier eating and this recipe gave me hope that I can pull it off this time. Thanks for what you do! 

    • Just keep following the Skinnytaste recipes and you won’t go wrong. I have followed Gina’s recipes for years and they have been invaluable on my weight loss journey.

  14. I’ve made many Skinnytaste recipes and generally love them all! This one didn’t work for us. It is harder to control doneness on fish in an air fryer than in an oven or a grill where you can keep peeking at it, so I overcooked it. If you make it, watch temp carefully – mine was underdone, then overdone very quickly. We didn’t care for the flavor of the marinade with the salmon, preferring gentler flavors (lemon, wine, etc.) Ah well. (Maybe a lower temperature would have worked better.)

  15. Seriously delicious! I can’t do garlic, but put in a bit of garlic infused oil instead. It’s a family favourite.

  16. Flavors didn’t work for me and my kids who usually gobble up salmon. We’ll go back to our regular seasonings and rubs.

  17. Salmon wasn’t cooked! Need to blast it longer in the air fryer! Other than that, gangsta recipe dawg!

  18. Yummy!
    My salmon was thick so I had to cook it longer. I added a smudge of wine to the glaze!

  19. DELICIOUS!! 

  20. Measurements for sesame seeds, please.

  21. Quickest, yummiest healthy meal! I don’t even like salmon really, but I eat it because I know it’s good for me. This recipe makes me actual enjoy eating it!!

  22. This tasted as good as any salmon I’ve ever had at a restaurant and I even used sugar free maple syrup because it’s all I had. I served it over rice pilaf with broccoli and Cesar salad. Delicious meal and will definitely have it again soon. 

  23. I love this recipe & it’s in the regular rotation at my house! Will say that 8 minutes (and really, even 7!) is too long in my air fryer. Six minutes gets it perfect 🤩 

  24. This is our favourite salmon recipe! We make it all the time. Easy, quick and so flavourful.

  25. I love love salmon but my husband doesn’t share that love so much, but when I made this recipe he fell in love and asked if I can make it every week. Awesome sauce and only a few ingredients. Perfect weeknight meal!! Going to try it with boneless skinless chicken thighs next 🙂 I could put that sauce on everything……maybe ribeyes after the thighs.

  26. This is by far one of the best Salmon recipes ever! So delish I will be making this again

  27. I am obsessed with this recipe – VERY easy to make, and SO much flavor for such little effort.  This will definitely be a staple meal in our home!

  28. Made as written in air fryer. Excellent! Thank you!

    • Can I substitute wasabi powder for the sriracha?

      • Just keep following the Skinnytaste recipes and you won’t go wrong. I have followed Gina’s recipes for years and they have been invaluable on my weight loss journey.

  29. Great recipe! I used about half the sriracha. Next time I’ll double the marinade though because my spouse loved it! Thank you!

  30. I never used to be a fan of salmon. Since trying this recipe, I can’t say that anymore! Thank you!

  31. Made this recipe last night and it was amazing and so easy and quick to make. For some reason I always have trouble cooking my salmon and getting the right flavor but this recipe was so flavorful and delicious. My boyfriend is very picky (and critical) but he loved it. I will definitely be making this regularly, thank you 🙂

  32. I have honey but not maple syrup. Do you think that will work?

  33. Made this tonight for my first air fryer recipe and will be coming back for more!! It was DELICIOUS and the salmon was cooked PERFECTLY!!!

  34. This was PHENOMENAL! 

  35. On rotation here, so yummy!

  36. Made this tonight (Nov 14/20).  Fantastic.  I used slightly less sriracha hot sauce (1 tsp) and it was warm enough.  I did 4 minutes on one side and 2 mins on the other
    side in the air fryer  at 350F and it was perfect.  

  37. This was so easy and so delicious. My husband loved it per the recipe, I would probably cut the sriracha quantity in half cause it was a bit spicy for me but really, really tasty!

  38. Delicious and very easy.  Though for my family, the salmon is much better if cooked less.  I have been doing 5 minutes cooking time, 2 filets at a time.  Great recipe.  

  39. This was an amazing recipe! My husband and I both agreed it was among the best salmon we have ever had. I served oven roasted green beans and sweet potato with it. Delicious dinner.

  40. The recipe is delicious.  However, when it comes to making the marinade into a glaze  it never seems to thicken.  It remains a delicious marinade but not ever a thicker glaze.  Not sure what I am doing wrong.  It says one or two minutes.  I try leaving it longer while 
    the salmon is air frying but no matter what I try I still get only a marinade.  I would appreciate any suggestion you might have although I cannot imagine it tasting any better! 

    • I would probably try making a slurry with cornstarch and cold water. Add it to the hot marinade and that will help thicken the sauce.  Just make sure you stir all of the clumps out and mix with COLD WATER first.  Don’t add corn starch to hot liquid.  🙂

  41. Fantastic recipe! So easy to make and super delicious! This recipe is worthy of guests for dinner. I’ll be making it often. I poured the leftover glaze over soba noodles which I served on the side; this is such a great use for the leftover marinade. 

  42. Super tender!

    • This has become a favorite in my house, even my picky husband loves it. We eat it about 2-3x a month and never get tired of it. I double the marinade (except the sriracha) for more glaze since my husband likes to drizzle a little extra on his salmon, broccoli, and brown rice. Both he and my son have big appetites so I pair it with Trader Joes Chicken Gyoza for a complete meal. I’ve recently gone soy free so I am trying it tonight with coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. Hopefully they don’t notice.

  43. Hello! This recipe looks great – I can’t wait to try it! Does this work well as leftovers? And how long would say it is good in the fridge for? Thank you!

  44. This was so good, probably my favorite salmon that I’ve made so far.  I used to do brown sugar, soy sauce and oil with garlic, but this will replace that.  My filets were bigger than usual so I put them in the air fryer for 8 min, I like the ends crispy.  The siracha amount was just right, not too spicy.  Served with air fried broccoli and cooked rice.  

  45. This salmon recipe is wonderful!  It would be great for a dinner party.  Delicious and easy.

  46. I made this recipe tonight and it was delicious! So quick and easy, don’t skip making the reduction glaze so yummy. I don’t have an air fryer so I baked it in my toaster oven. I also used something called siracha ketchup which has less heat to it as my husband is not a hot spice fan. 

  47. That’s so delicious! It’s made me starving, I have to try it tonight for my family. Thanks for sharing!!

  48. When I usually cook salmon in the oven, I leave the skin on and cook skin Side down. I am new to air frying, Is it recommended to leave the skin on for cooking in an air fryer?

  49. Delicious!  I Only used about half the amount of sriracha sine my husband doesn’t tolerate spicy. But this gave a perfect balance of sweet & salty with great flavor depth from the hot sauce. 

  50. Legitimately the BEST salmon I’ve ever had…restaurants included. Served with brown rice and Brussels Sprouts. Only 2 purple points. Perfection.

  51. Reading the nutritional information the serving size is listed as 1 g. Is this correct?

  52. I made this recipe tonight and everyone in my family loved it. I will make it again!!!

  53. This recipe is amazing! This has been my favorite thing to eat since my husband and me started Noom a few weeks ago. We paired it with garlic green beans and brown rice. I am so happy and full. I cannot believe this is enhanced positive lifestyle eating. It tasted better than anything I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

  54. I don’t have Sriracha sauce.  Do you think red hot would work?

  55. Just finished this recipe…. outstanding!!! You never disappoint!! Keep posting…..we are on WW and using LOTS of your recipes….making my life easy, thanks!!

  56. I don’t have an air fryer….what would be the oven directions? Thanks!

    • Hi Kelly, here’s the link to her oven version. I’ve made this many times and it’s probably my favorite way to eat salmon. Unbelievably tasty.

  57. I love this recipe. I made it for my husband last night and much to my surprise, I enjoyed it too. I’m usually not a fan of salmon but the marinade took a lot of the “fishiness” away and added wonderful sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. The fish texture was light and flaky. Yum, I’m totally making this again. Thanks so much!

  58. Thanks for the great recipe Gina! I had some leftover salmon that I used for a salad. The maple soy glaze made a great dressing. I just thinned it with a little evoo and water. Two meals for one.

  59. Turned out perfect!

  60. I have made this recipe multiple times. It is simple and delicious and the marinade is wonderful.

  61. Would it be ok to leave out the Sriracha sauce and if so, any recommendations if I need to replace with something else? Thanks! Lauren

      • Holy freaking cow – that glaze is unbelievably awesome!! I have no idea who you are, but you deserve a crown for this excellent recipe…truly. Thank you for posting as clearly I was in desperate need of an amazing dinner during this quarantine ☺️

  62. My favorite way to eat salmon! Even my 4 and 6 year old love it!

  63. Delicious! Salmon was cooked perfectly. Just the right amount of seasoning.

  64. My air fryer only goes up to 390 will that little bit of a temperature change affect the cooking time? Also what is the best way to reheat it? 

  65. Awesome! Another great recipe. Made it exactly as written. My whole family loved it. 

  66. These look amazing!! It’s breakfast time as I write this and now I seriously want salmon for breakfast!!

  67. How do you reduce the soy sauce?  Just by boiling?  If so how much should I start with to get to the 3 tbsp?

    • It’s reduced-sodium soy sauce, which is just soy sauce with less sodium, not soy sauce that has been reduced.

  68. Do you need to flip salmon 1/2 way in cooking time?

  69. I can’t believe how easy and how flavorful this dish is! I can’t stop making it!!!!

  70. Why would the smart points be different from air fryer recipe vs skillet version if ingredients is the same?

  71. Delicious❤️❤️❤️❤️

  72. This salmon was amazing and so easy to make! My husband loved it! So much amazing flavor 

  73. Can I just give this a slow clap? 👏🏼👏🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  74. Looks delicious! I’m considering leaving the skin on, do you know if that changes the weight watchers points at all for the blue plan?

  75. Quick and easy and soooo yummy. 

    • This was really good!  My husband catches salmon a lot in the summertime and I’m always looking for recipes to change it up a bit. This sauce was so good. I will be making this often. 😋

  76. I’d like to make this with sugar free syrup. Do you see any issues that may cause?

  77. This was amazing. My 11 year old refuses to eat fish but she had second helpings! Will make a ton of extra glaze next time to top everything else on the plate.

  78. @Gina could I do this with frozen salmon? How would you recommend adjusting the cooking time?

  79. Gina! This recipe is bomb! That glaze is ahhhhmazing!

  80. This was delicious and my husband raved about it. My favorite way to make salmon!

  81. Love this recipe. There’s only 2 of us so I only make 2 filets but leave the sauce amount the same and put it on our rice and veggies because its SO good !

  82. Do all air fryers have a preheat setting or is it just yours? Is the preheat step necessary? Thanks!

    • I think preheating is important…just like preheating your oven. If you dont have the preheat seating just set the temperature you are going to be using and let it heat up for about 3 minutes before you add your food.

  83. I noticed you used fresh salmon, could you use frozen? If so, how would the cooking time be adjusted?

  84. Loved this and will definitely make again.

  85. Absolutely delicious! Super easy too. This will be my go to for salmon from now on. Thank you!

  86. Made this the other night – so delicious!! My husband loved as well. I’ll definitely be working this one into my regular rotation. 🙂

  87. how long can you leave it in the marinade? can I make it the night before and leave it in the marinade overnight?

  88. I love your blue and white bowls – where did they come from?


  89. Oh 👏 My 👏 God 👏

    This was FANTASTIC. I will make my salmon this way from now on. FOREVER. I do not have an air fryer (yet!) so I baked this in the oven. Turned out amazing. THANK YOU for all you do. Your recipes are ALWAYS a hit!

  90. We eat salmon regularly but this was the first time cooking it in the air fryer.  I used wild caught King Salmon.  This recipe was very good.  I felt that next time I would double the marinade so I had more glaze because it was delicious.  Otherwise, wouldn’t change a thing.  

  91. I made this salmon today and my family loved it. Thank you for another great recipe.

  92. Made this tonight!! Sooo good! I love the little bit of heat with the sweetness of the syrup! Really good!

  93. How do you make this recipe if you don’t have an air fryer and don’t want to buy one.  Many of the air fryer recipes sound wonderful but there is never instructions on how to make it for those of us who don’t have one.

  94. This was sooo good. Will definitely make again. 

  95. I just want to take some time and thank you for everything that you are doing by providing healthy and easy to follow recipes. Your website has helped me with eating more healthy meals. I have learned some much about nutrient. I even brought my first air fryer which I love. Thanks again for all you do because I know its not easy.

  96. Is your air fryer available in Canada ? 

  97. I have a general question about your air fryer. I see it’s describe as having an extra large capacity. I will primarily be preparing smaller portions (1-2 servings). Is there a smaller version of the air fryer? Or will it prepare smaller portions without much trouble?

  98. Do you do anything special with these broccoli? They look yummi!