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Cooked in less than 10 minutes, these perfectly glazed honey garlic air fryer salmon bites are so delicious. This is such a quick dinner, you will never want to cook salmon any other way!

We love salmon at our house! It’s healthy, cooks fast, and everyone looks forward to dinner when salmon is on the menu! Be sure to also try my Easy Salmon Croquettes, this incredible Brown Sugar Garlic Air Fryer Salmon, or this Baked Parmesan Garlic Herb Salmon!

Top view of cooked salmon bites in the air fryer garnished with green onions.

Air Fryer Salmon Bites Recipe

These glazed honey garlic salmon bites will knock your socks off! The bite-sized salmon pieces get crispy and golden on the outside but stay flakey and moist on the inside. The marinade is a mixture of soy sauce, honey, garlic, and fresh lemon which make it similar to a teriyaki sauce.

Cooking in an air fryer is my favorite because of how convenient it is. With only 6 minutes in the air fryer, you’ll be eating in no time. I am convinced that the air fryer is the BEST way to cook salmon, and I can’t wait for you to try it. For more delicious air fryer recipes, check out my Tender and Juicy Chicken, this Perfect Air Fryer Steak, and these Homemade Air Fryer French Fries.

Ingredients Needed

This air fryer salmon bites recipe has the perfect mixture of sweet and savory. It marinates in an Asian-inspired sauce that is SO tasty! To find the exact measurements of ingredients, check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Skinless Salmon Filet: Atlantic, king, and sockeye salmon are the most common. Cut the salmon into 1-inch cubes.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Soy Sauce: Low-sodium soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos are all great alternatives for soy sauce in this recipe.
  • Honey: Add sweetness to balance out the flavors in the marinade.
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic is best!
  • Lemon: The juice of one lemon for acidity in the marinade. Lime would also be delicious!

How to Make Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Making these air fryer salmon bites could not be any easier! This fail-proof recipe will be your go-to recipe for a fast weeknight meal.

  1. Cube and Season the Salmon: Cut the salmon filet into one-inch cubes and season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Mix the Marinade: In a medium-sized bowl add the soy sauce, honey, garlic, and lemon. Whisk together until smooth. Reserve 2 tablespoons of marinade to brush on the salmon during the cooking process.
  3. Marinate the Salmon Bites: Add the salmon cubes to the marinade then toss to coat them evenly. Marinate for 20 minutes.
  4. Cook in the Air Fryer: Place the marinated salmon bites in a single layer into the air fryer basket. Cook at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes. Open the air fryer and brush the reserved glaze on the salmon bites. Close the basket and cook for an additional 3 minutes. The internal temperature for salmon should be 125-130 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Serve: Enjoy the salmon over rice with a side of vegetables!

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Don’t let the air fryer intimidate you! It is my absolute favorite way to cook salmon. Follow my tips below to make these glazed honey garlic salmon bites a success.

  • What is the Cooking Temperature for Salmon? Salmon should be cooked to an internal temperature of 125 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. There is nothing like perfectly cooked salmon because it is flakey and moist! Cooking salmon bites in the air fryer is a very fast method. Watch it closely so you don’t overcook them.
  • Fresh or Frozen Salmon: Fresh salmon filets are best, but if you need to use frozen salmon make sure to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator. To thaw salmon quickly, you can place frozen salmon in a sealable Ziplock bag and submerge it in COLD water for 30 minutes or until thawed. However, make sure the salmon stays cold.
  • How to Serve Salmon Bites: These air fryer salmon bites are so versatile. They are super high in protein and can be served in many ways. Enjoy them on a salad, in a bowl, as tacos, or with a side of rice and veggies. You could even serve these as an appetizer! Double the recipe so you can enjoy them all week long.
Close view of a wood spatula lifting up salmon bites in the air fryer.

Storing and Reheating Leftover Salmon

These glazed honey garlic salmon bites can last for up to 3-4 days when stored properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you are ready to eat your leftovers, reheat them in the air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-5 minutes. It keeps the texture perfectly flaky every time!

Close view of chopsticks lifting up a salmon bite in a bowl with rice and broccoli.

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Glazed Honey Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites

By: Alyssa Rivers
Cooked in less than 10 minutes, these perfectly glazed honey garlic air fryer salmon bites are so delicious. This is such a quick dinner, you will never want to cook salmon any other way!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Marinate: 20 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Cut the salmon filet into one-inch cubes and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium-sized bowl add the soy sauce, honey, garlic, and lemon. Whisk together until smooth. Reserve 2 tablespoons of marinade to brush on the salmon during the cooking process.
  • Add the salmon to the remaining marinade and toss to coat. Marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Place the marinated salmon bites into the air fryer. Cook at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes. Open the air fryer and brush the reserved glaze on the salmon bites. Close the basket and cook for an additional 3 minutes. The internal temperature for salmon should be 125-130 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Enjoy the salmon over rice with a side of vegetables!

Nutrition

Serving: 5gCalories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 1634mgPotassium: 231mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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