Sweet Cajun Air-Fried Salmon

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
2 servings
15 min

Salmon is one of those foods that you either love or hate. Well my kids and I love it, but my husband hates it. So it is a dish I typically only make for my kids and I on nights that my husband is working late or is eating leftovers from the night before.

Therefore, I love making it in the air-fryer because it is quick and easy.

My favorite air-fried salmon recipe is this sweet Cajun air-fried salmon recipe. It is a simple recipe where you mix together a sweet and spicy seasoning, rub it on the salmon, and pop it in the air fryer.

The chili powder and brown sugar in the rub compliment each other nicely to create a sweet flavor with a little kick!

The brown sugar helps to create an amazing caramelized crust that even the salmon hater will love!

The sweet Chile rub is also delicious on chicken wings, steak, and pork!

Sweet Cajun Air-Fried Salmon
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 2, 4-6oz salmon filets
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Chili power
  • 0.25 tbsp. Ground mustard
  • 0.25 tbsp. Ground ginger
  • 0.25 tbsp. Garlic powder
  • 0.25 tbsp. Onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. Brown sugar
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp pepper

Preheat air-fryer to 400 degrees
Rub olive oil on top of the salmon filets
Mix the next 8 ingredients together and rub on each salmon filet
Cook in air fryer for 10 minutes