How to Make Crispy, Healthy Air-Fryer Salmon Bites

This air-fryer recipe is going to be in heavy rotation at our house. It's so simple and tasty!

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It couldn’t be simpler to make air-fryer salmon bites, aka bites of savory heaven. Simply toss cubed salmon in a panko mixture and pop ’em in the air fryer! In minutes, you’ll have a party-perfect appetizer or a main dish to pair with a side salad.

You’ll love this recipe as much as the TikTok salmon bowl, because each bite packs exactly the right amount of spice, sweet and crunch. Yum!

How to Make Air-Fryer Salmon Bites

The credit for this recipe goes to TikTok creator @brightmomentco.


  • 1 pound salmon
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey


Step 1: Prepare the salmon

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Remove the skin from your salmon. If this is an unfamiliar task for you, this guide explains how to remove the skin, plus has helpful tips for how to find and remove any pin bones.

Slice salmon into 1-inch strips, then 1-inch cubes. Set aside.

Step 2: Season salmon

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In a medium-sized bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs, sea salt, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Add cubed salmon and toss until fully coated. Arrange salmon in a single layer on the air fryer tray and cook at 365°F for 6-8 minutes.

Step 3: Toss salmon in honey

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Once cooked, drizzle honey over salmon bites, then serve with a quick homemade dip. Either this chipotle aioli or this cilantro dip would be a delicious place to start!

Mackenzie Schieck
Mackenzie Schieck is a Seattle-based writer and photographer focused on food and lifestyle editorial, as well as digital marketing. Her work has appeared on sites like, Apartment Therapy, FeedFeed and more. She is always in search of the perfect macaron or working on a new marshmallow recipe.