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Plate of air fryer salmon that is covered in chipotle mayo. Next to it is roasted broccoli and cauliflower rice. Behind it is the jar of mayo and another plate of salmon.
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Chipotle Salmon (Air Fryer + Oven Instructions)

Easy Chipotle Salmon makes a quick and delicious protein option for any meal! It's only 2 ingredients and can be cooked in the air fryer or oven. Low carb, paleo, keto, gluten free, dairy free, and Whole30 approved!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Salmon, Chipotle Salmon, Keto Salmon, Whole30 Salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 402kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

Instructions

Air Fryer Chipotle Salmon

  • Prep the salmon by patting it dry and letting it come to room temperature for a few minutes. Make the mayo if needed.*
  • Season flesh of salmon with salt and pepper. Spread 1 tablespoon of chipotle mayo on each filet, spreading out evenly. Sprinkle with a little more pepper if desired. Place salmon in your air fryer basket and set to 6-8 minutes at 400 degrees. Time will depend on how thick your salmon is and your desired preference for fish. Salmon is done when it flakes with a fork.

Oven Chipotle Salmon

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prep the salmon by patting it dry and letting it come to room temperature for a few minutes. Make the mayo if needed.*
  • Season flesh of salmon with salt and pepper. Spread 1 tablespoon of chipotle mayo on each filet, spreading out evenly. Sprinkle with a little more pepper if desired. Bake for 8-12 minutes. Again, time will depend on the thickness of your filet and your desired doneness. Salmon is done when it flakes with a fork.

Notes

*to make this recipe as quick and easy as possible, make the mayo in advance. I find this works best too as it has a chance to firm up some and stays on the salmon easier.
You can easily scale this recipe to however many pieces of salmon you would like to make.

Nutrition

Serving: 1filet | Calories: 402kcal | Protein: 36g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g