Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon Bites

This quick and easy recipe for healthy Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon Bites offers succulent, bite-sized pieces of salmon coated in a sweet and garlicky sauce, cooked to perfection in your air fryer or Ninja Foodi in under 15 minutes!

bite sized pieces of cooked salmon with honey garlic marinade

Salmon bites are small chunks of salmon that, when seasoned and air-fried, achieve a beautifully tender interior with a lightly crispy golden brown outside. The air fryer (or Ninja Foodi) is the best way to make salmon bites because it circulates hot air around the salmon, giving it a perfect taste and texture in just 15 minutes or less!

🐟Honey Garlic Salmon – A Perfect Pairing

The combination of honey and garlic brings a sweet and savory flavor that complements the natural richness of the salmon. This duo, along with soy sauce and a hint of black pepper, creates a glaze that caramelizes beautifully in the air fryer.

🧄Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Salmon – The main ingredient, providing omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and a perfect canvas for the honey garlic glaze. You’ll need a skinless filet cut into one-inch pieces.
  • Honey and Garlic: These work together to create a sticky, sweet, and aromatic coating that enhances the salmon’s flavor.
  • Soy Sauce: Adds depth and a salty umami flavor, balancing the sweetness of the honey.
  • Olive Oil: Helps in binding the sauce to the salmon and ensures the bites crisp up nicely in the air fryer.

📖How To Make Honey Garlic Salmon Bites In The Air Fryer

1️⃣Preheat the Air Fryer: Warm your air fryer or Ninja Foodi to 400°F (200°C) for 3-5 minutes.

2️⃣Season the salmon: In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, minced garlic, soy sauce, and olive oil. Cut the salmon into 1-inch pieces and toss them in the bowl with the honey garlic glaze until evenly coated.

3️⃣Arrange in the Air Fryer Basket: Place the glazed salmon bites in a single layer in the air fryer basket or Ninja Foodi tray. Make sure they’re in a single layer and not too crowded to allow for even cooking.

4️⃣Air fry the Salmon Bites: Air fry for about 10-12 minutes at 400°F (200°C), or until the salmon is cooked through and the glaze has caramelized. The cooking time may vary based on your air fryer model and the size of the salmon pieces.

5️⃣Serve and Enjoy: Carefully remove the salmon bites from the air fryer with tongs. They’re ready to be enjoyed as a savory appetizer or as part of a main course.

honey garlic marinated salmon bites in a bowl

👩‍🍳Serving Suggestions

  • Rice Bowls: Serve the honey garlic salmon over a bed of rice or quinoa, garnished with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
  • Salad Toppers: Add them to your favorite greens for a protein-packed, flavorful salad.
  • Wrap Fillers: Incorporate the salmon bites into wraps with fresh vegetables and a drizzle of extra honey garlic sauce for moisture and flavor.

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bite sized pieces of salmon marinated in honey garlic

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon Bites

Enjoy these quick, easy, and healthy Air Fryer Honey Garlic Salmon Bites, featuring tender salmon chunks glazed with a sweet and aromatic sauce, ready in no time for a delicious main course or appetizer.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 207kcal


  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi


  • 1 lb salmon fillet skin removed, cut into 1-inch cubes

Honey Garlic Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by preheating your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 3-5 minutes.
  • Create the honey garlic glaze by mixing honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, and olive oil in a bowl.
  • Cut the salmon into cubes and coat evenly with the glaze.
  • Arrange the salmon bites in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t overlap.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through and the glaze has caramelized.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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