Air Fryer Salmon with Crispy Skin

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


Salmon in the air fryer is fantastic because you get the most crispy skin as a result, and it’s fast. Delicious and healthy without turning on the stove.


  • 1 lb. salmon fillet
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • optional – seasonings of choice


  1. Remove the salmon from any packaging and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  2. Drizzle on the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Rub them all over the salmon.
  3. Place the salmon in the air fryer tray skin side up and slide it in the air fryer.
  4. Turn the temperature to 360°F for 15-18 minutes*.
  5. Check on the salmon half-way through the process to make sure it isn’t burning.
  6. When it’s golden brown around the edges remove and serve!


*Cook time will vary depending on thickness. The salmon I used was about 1 and 3/4 inches thick, so be sure to check on your salmon if it’s thinner.