Air Fryer Salmon In Foil

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Cooking salmon in foil seals in the moisture and flavor! You’ll love this recipe for Air Fryer Salmon in Foil when you want an easy, healthy dinner in minutes.

air fry salmon in foil packets

Salmon in Foil in Air Fryer

This recipe is easily customizable for any family. You can add vegetables in the foil packet to make a complete meal or top the cooked salmon with your favorite sauces and spices. It’ll be a hit in your house!

The foil is perfect for cooking salmon in the air fryer. It holds in all the moisture and creates a deliciously juicy salmon fillet every time. You can add any seasonings you love on fish, plus olive oil and a slice of lime or lemon for extra flavor. The fish comes out tender and flaky– perfectly cooked.

perfectly cooked salmon in foil packets

Love your air fryer? Check out these easy dinner ideas: Air Fryer Frozen Mac And Cheese, Air Fryer BBQ Pork Chops, and Air Fryer Kielbasa Polish Sausage. Just add a side salad or chopped fruit for a complete, kid-friendly meal.

How To Make Air Fryer Salmon in Foil

The basics of this recipes are super simple, just season the salmon and seal up in a foil packet for cooking. First you’ll need to prep the salmon. We suggest salt, pepper, and a brushing of olive oil. Top each fillet with a slice of lime.

Place the fillets in square of aluminum foil, enough to completely envelope the salmon. Seal the foil around the fillets and place in air fryer basket.

air fryer opened to show foil packets of salmon

Cook at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.

When cooking time is over, carefully remove foil packets from air fryer basket and open up the foil. Fish will be perfectly cooked and ready to serve.

fork piercing tender fillet of salmon

Cooking Tips

  • Using olive oil is completely optional, but does it add flavor and moisture to the fish
  • You can cook the salmon with lemon or lime. Or opt out of using the fruit entirely.
  • You can also add chopped veggies under the salmon and cook it all together in the foil. An easy way to make a complete meal!

seasoned salmon cooked in foil packets

Can You Cook Fish In Aluminum Foil In The Air Fryer?

Absolutely! Fish cooks up moist and delicious when wrapped in foil first. Be sure there’s enough foil to seal up around the fish while leaving some space around the fillet for the juices to heat up and flavor the fish.

salmon in foil packets in air fryer basket

What To Serve With Air Fryer Salmon in Foil

The air fryer is such a convenient and versatile appliance… we love to make side dishes in it too! Check out these dishes to pair with the salmon: Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli, Air Fryer Potatoes And Carrots, or Air Fryer Frozen Asparagus.

And for dessert? How about some healthy options that taste delicious, like Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples, Air Fryer Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies, or Air Fryer Bananas. So yummy with coffee or tea!

salmon fillet topped with lime slice and cooked in foil packet

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Air Fryer Salmon in Foil

Cooking salmon in foil seals in the moisture and flavor! You'll love this recipe for Air Fryer Salmon in Foil when you want an easy, healthy dinner in minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Dinner, Salmon
Keyword: Air Fryer Salmon in Foil
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 253kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil optional
  • 2 lime slices or lemon

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Instructions

  • First you'll need to prep the salmon with salt, pepper, and a brushing of olive oil. Top each fillet with a slice of lime.
  • Place the fillets in square of aluminum foil, enough to completely envelope the salmon. Seal the foil around the fillets and place in air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
  • When cooking time is over, carefully remove foil packets from air fryer basket and open up the foil. Fish will be perfectly cooked and ready to serve.

Notes

  • Using olive oil is completely optional, but does it add flavor and moisture to the fish
  • You can cook the salmon with lemon or lime. Or opt out of using the fruit entirely.
  • You can also add chopped veggies under the salmon and cook it all together in the foil. An easy way to make a complete meal!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 842mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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