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The Best Air Fryer Blackened Salmon

This Air Fryer Blackened Salmon is the perfect way to spice up your weeknight dinner. It is so easy to make and cooks in no time at all.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, keto, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 259kcal
Author Sara


  • 2 Salmon Filets about 6-8 oz each
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • Avocado Oil Spray
  • 1/2 Lemon


  • Make the spice mixture by adding all the spices into a small bowl and mixing to combine
    Preheat air fryer to 390'F
  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and season liberally with the spice mixture 
    Spray the air fryer basket with avocado oil and place the salmon skin side down. Spray the top of the salmon lightly as well 
  • Cook for 8 minutes and check for doneness - you don't want dry salmon. Internal temp should be 145'F and should be able to flake easily with a fork 
    Cooking time may take up to 10-12 minutes depending on the size of the filet 
  • Once the salmon is done, remove from the air fryer basket so it won't continue to cook
    Squeeze lemon over top and enjoy!


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 618IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg