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Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites

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These 10-minute Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites are great on top of a salad, served with rice or your favorite grain, or in a bowl with veggies and sauce.

Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites

There’s no mistaking I love salmon, and I love my air fryer. So, making salmon in the air fryer is probably the protein I cook most in it! It’s quick, doesn’t make a mess, and comes out perfectly. Blackened salmon is also one of my favorites, so I hope you enjoy these crispy Blackened Salmon Bites as much as I do! More air fryer recipes you may like, Air Fryer Salmon Sandwich, Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze and Chili-Lime Air Fryer Salmon, and for more blackened seafood recipes, try this Blackened Shrimp and Grits and Blackened Fish Tacos.

Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites

To air fry salmon for quick meals and bowls, I love to cut them into smaller bites and season them with blackening spices or even cajun seasoning if you want to make them even simpler!

Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Ingredients

  • Salmon: Fresh or frozen salmon will work in the air fryer. Just make sure to thaw it first if frozen.
  • Olive oil spray for spraying the basket and salmon
  • Blackened Seasoning: Sweet paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme and oregano, salt, black pepper

How To Cook Salmon in the Air Fryer

  • Prep Salmon: To air fryer salmon, put the salmon cubes in a large bowl and spritz with olive oil spray. Combine all the spices and rub the mixture over the salmon.
  • Air Fry: Temp and time can vary when making salmon in the air fryer when you look at other recipes, but I like to cook it at 400°F for 5 to 7 minutes, depending on the thickness, for the best results. Shake the basket halfway through and air fry until the salmon is fully cooked and browned.

Helpful Tips

  • If the salmon is frozen, it’s best to let it thaw before air frying. You can do this a couple of ways: Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator, or place the fish, sealed in a bag, in a bowl filled with cold water and let it sit for 30 minutes. If it’s still frozen, dump the water and refill the bowl with fresh, cold water to ensure the fish doesn’t come to room temperature.
  • Always shake the basket halfway so the fish browns on all sides and cooks evenly.
  • The leftover salmon bites can be refrigerated for three days. To reheat salmon in the air fryer, heat it for about three minutes at 350°F, shaking halfway.

What to Eat with Salmon Bites

Blackended Air Fryer Salmon Bites
Blackended Air Fryer Salmon Bites with rice

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Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites

4.97 from 31 votes
Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites are great on top of a salad, served with rice or your favorite grain, or in a bowl with veggies and sauce.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Blackended Air Fryer Salmon Bites
Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 4 6 ounce skinless salmon filets, diced in 1 inch chunks
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • lemon wedges, for serving
  • chopped parsley, for garnish
  • brown rice, optional for serving


  • Place salmon in a large bowl and spritz the salmon with oil.
  • Combine all the spices, from paprika to black pepper in a small bowl and mix. Rub all over the salmon.
  • Spray the basket with oil.
  • Place salmon in the air fryer basket and air fry 400F about 5 to 7 minutes, shaking halfway until the salmon is cooked through in the center and browned all over.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and fresh parsley.

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Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 251 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 34 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 93.5 mg, Sodium: 356.5 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 0.5 g


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46 comments on “Blackened Air Fryer Salmon Bites”

  1. This salmon recipe is so good! One of my favorite go-tos when I wan something flavorful but am short on time.

  2. Very good. So great to do in 8 minutes in the air fryer. I sprayed with spray as stated and rubbed piece of salmon with spices–I had about a one pound piece of salmon (Jail House) skin on and just cooked it as one piece. So good. A favorite Thanks