Cajun Air Fryer Salmon


Full of flavor with a hint of sweetness, this moist and delicious salmon is ready in under 10 minutes! You may want to add salt before serving if you are using an unsalted Cajun seasoning. I like to use a Misto® sprayer with my own oil, but feel free to use regular cooking spray. For best results, use center-cut fillets that are about an inch thick.

close up view of Cajun Air Fryer Salmon garnished with fresh herbs, served with carrots and rice on a plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 2 (6 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets

  • cooking spray

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Rinse and dry salmon fillets with a paper towel. Mist fillets with cooking spray. Combine Cajun seasoning and brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle onto a plate. Press flesh sides of fillets into the seasoning mixture.

  3. Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray and place salmon fillets skin-side down. Mist salmon again lightly with cooking spray.

  4. Cook for 8 minutes. Remove from air fryer and let rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

If you prefer your salmon slightly more done, cook an extra 1 to 2 minutes, however take care not to overcook as it will dry out the salmon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
19g Fat
4g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 811mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 655mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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