Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon

Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon combines delicious, flaky salmon with classic homemade teriyaki sauce for a healthy recipe exploding with flavor in every bite.

two salmon filets on a plate topped with sesame seeds and fresh parsley.

If we hear the word “teriyaki” we are both immediately sold. We love that sweet and tangy sauce on just about anything. Of course, most people associate it with chicken, but we love to put it on beef, pork, and even fish. This teriyaki salmon is a prime example of why this sauce is boss.

bite of teriyaki salmon garnished with sesame seeds, and fresh herbs on a fork

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s as healthy as it is delicious.
  • It’s so easy to make.
  • The homemade teriyaki sauce is sweet, tangy, and delicious.
  • Air frying the salmon cooks it perfectly and gives it a lovely finish.


bowls of soy sauce, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, ginger, vinegar, and cornstarch around a plate with two salmon filets.

You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and they’re all one quick trip to the grocery store away. Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

  • Salmon
  • Soy sauce
  • Ground ginger
  • Granulated garlic
  • Liquid honey
  • Cornstarch
  • Olive oil
  • Light brown sugar
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Sesame seeds

🔪 How to Make Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon

Making this recipe is super easy. The homemade teriyaki sauce comes together quickly, and the air fryer cooks the salmon to perfection in just minutes!

homemade teriyaki sauce bubbling in a stainless steel saucepan.

Step 1: Make the Teriyaki Sauce

Add the soy sauce, ground ginger, granulated garlic, and sugar to a saucepan over low heat. Then, add the liquid honey and olive oil and mix. Pour a slurry of cornstarch and water into the mix along with the vinegar. Cook until the sauce thickens.

Step 2: Cool

Remove the teriyaki sauce from the heat and let it cool.

three raw salmon filets coated in teriyaki sauce in an air fryer basket.

Step 3: Coat the Salmon

Wash the salmon and pat it dry. Then, brush the tops and sides with the teriyaki sauce.

three raw salmon filets coated in teriyaki sauce in an air fryer basket.

Step 4: Air Fry

Place the salmon pieces in the air fryer basket and air fry at 320 degrees for 7 minutes. Brush the fish with more teriyaki sauce and air fry for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5: Serve

When the salmon is finished, brush it one final time with teriyaki sauce, then sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh herbs. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – Add red pepper flakes to the teriyaki sauce for a spicy kick.
  • Salmon – You can make this recipe with your favorite fish, chicken, beef, or pork.
  • Granulated Garlic – You can use minced garlic if you prefer.

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🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Air fryer
bite of teriyaki salmon garnished with sesame seeds, and fresh herbs on a fork

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate this salmon for up to 3 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, freeze the salmon for up to 3 months wrapped tightly in plastic wrapped and placed in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.

💭 Tips

  • Be sure to mix the water and cornstarch thoroughly so there are no lumps.
  • A silicone brush is the best way to coat the salmon in the teriyaki sauce.
  • There’s no need to remove the skin for this recipe.
  • For maximum flavor, be sure to brush the salmon again while cooking and then right before serving.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What does teriyaki sauce taste like?

Teriyaki sauce has a complex flavor profile combining sweet, savory, tangy, and salty flavors.

Is teriyaki sauce healthy?

Provided you have no heart or high blood pressure issues, teriyaki sauce is healthy when enjoyed in moderation. While it’s high in sodium, it’s low in calories. In addition, you can find low-sodium varieties or make your own.

What fish can be used in place of salmon?

Firm-fleshed fish like pollack, hake, halibut, and cod are all excellent substitutions for halibut.

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two salmon filets on a plate topped with sesame seeds and fresh parsley.

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Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon

Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon is flaky salmon filets, coated in a sweet and tangy sauce then air fried to perfection in less than 30 minutes.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 259kcal


  • 6 qt air fryer
  • Saucepan
  • large plate or shallow bowl


Teriyaki Sauce

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon wine vinegar


  • 14 ounces salmon
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish – opitional


  • Pour soy sauce into a saucepan, add ground ginger, granulated garlic, sugar and stir. Put the saucepan on low heat.
  • Add liquid honey and olive oil, mix.
  • Stir starch in water so that there are no lumps. Pour into a saucepan, and also add wine vinegar. While stirring, cook the sauce until it thickens – this may take 3-4 minutes. Then take the saucepan off the heat and let the sauce cool down.
  • Wash salmon pieces and pat dry. The skin does not need to be removed. Spread the fish pieces on top and sides of the teriyaki. It is convenient to use a silicone brush.
  • Place the salmon pieces in the air fryer basket. Air fry on 325 degrees f for 7 minutes.
  • After 7 minutes, brush the fish again with sauce and bake for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Brush the finished salmon for the last time with teriyaki and serve.
  • Sprinkle salmon with sesame seeds and fresh herbs before serving.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 2263mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg

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