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Plate with rice topped with cubed salmon tossed in sweet chili sauce and garnished with scallions and chilies.

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Thai Sweet Chili Air Fryer Salmon Bites

These sweet, spicy, and savory Thai Sweet Chili Air Fryer Salmon Bites are incredibly addicting—and they're ready in less than 30 minutes!
5 from 16 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 6 oz salmon fillets, Preferably a fattier salmon like King, Faroe Island, or Scottish

Marinade.

  • 1/4 cup Low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp grated ginger

Sweet Chili Glaze.

  • 2 TBSP Sweet chili sauce
  • 2 TBSP thinly sliced Thai chilies, Or, if you want less heat, a Serrano pepper or jalapeño
  • 1 TBSP sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions

Equipment

Instructions 

  • Gently pat down the salmon fillets, skin and all, with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Cut the fillets into bite-sized chunks with a sharp knife or kitchen shears.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients, and then transfer the salmon to the bowl; gently toss to coat and set the bowl aside for 20 minutes. You can leave the salmon on the counter since you want the fish to come to room temperature before cooking it. This will result in a more even cook.
  • With olive oil or cooking spray, lightly grease the bottom of the air fryer basket and, with tongs, place the salmon chunks into the air fryer skin-side up.
  • Air fry the salmon for 3 minutes at 350º F, and then flip the salmon over and cook for another 3 minutes. You want an internal temperature of 140-145º F.
  • Remove the salmon from the air fryer basket and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Top the salmon with the sweet chili sauce, scallions, sesame seeds, and sliced chilies. Gently toss to coat the salmon and serve.