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Honey Orange Glazed Salmon (Air Fryer & Stove Top)

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Our delicious honey orange glazed salmon recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. A simple and healthy dinner, ready in 20 minutes and bursting with fresh citrus flavor. We’ve included directions for making it in the air fryer and stove top.

Savory salmon is paired with a glaze made with fresh orange juice and honey. Perfectly cooked, this simple dish is sure to delight your taste buds and become one of your favorite new recipes.

This easy salmon recipe is a great choice for a quick dinner after a busy day. You’ll need just 10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cook time to prepare this one pan dinner.

It’s an easy weeknight dinner that’s impressive enough to serve at your next dinner party. If you’re looking for more easy seafood dinners, be sure to try air fryer tilapia tacos with cilantro lime slaw or pineapple salmon.

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If you aren’t used to cooking salmon, it’s very easy to overcook it. Most of the time we love to prepare it on the grill, but during the winter months that is not an option. 

So what’s the next best method? The air fryer, of course! I love how it cooks perfectly in minutes and there’s hardly any mess to clean up. 

This is a great meal idea for two and an easy way to cook salmon for meal prep, because it tastes delicious when it’s reheated. If you’r

What Salmon Should I Use? 

Any variety of salmon will work for this recipe. We prefer fresh and wild caught fish when we can find it.

When choosing fresh salmon at the store you want to look for a vibrant color and there shouldn’t be any noticeable fishy odor. 

Frozen salmon filets can be used as well, but they’ll need to be thawed prior to cooking. 

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Honey Orange Glazed Salmon Ingredients 

  • juice of 2 oranges
  • honey
  • low sodium soy sauce
  • garlic powder
  • parsley
  • olive oil
  • salmon filets
  • cornstarch 
  • cold water

How to Make Salmon with Honey Orange Glaze 

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F. 

While the air fryer is preheating, juice the oranges into a medium bowl then whisk in the honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, and parsley. 

side by side images of orange juice, honey, soy sauce, and seasoning and salmon fillets in a pan with sauce with text overlay.

Pour the oil into an 8” baking pan and place the salmon filets skin side down in the pan. Pour the orange honey glaze ingredients over the top. 

Air fry for 8-10 minutes, checking them at the halfway point, and adjusting cooking time if needed. 

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Whisk together the cold water and cornstarch in a small bowl. 

Once the salmon is finished cooking, remove the filets from the pan. Whisk the cornstarch slurry into the sauce until thickened. Then spoon the orange sauce over the top of the salmon just before serving. 

two images of cornstarch and water in mixing bowl and air fried honey orange glazed salmon, green beans and oranges on a plate with text overlay.

Stovetop Instructions 

Combine all of the ingredients except for the salmon, cornstarch, and water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for a few minutes. 

Using a large frying pan, sear the salmon with a little oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes of cooking on each side. 

Whisk the cornstarch and water together, then pour it into the sauce and whisking until it thickens up. 

Pour the honey orange glaze over the salmon filets and cook for another minute for two. Remove from heat and serve. 

top close up view of air fryer honey orange glazed salmon next to orange slices.

Tips for Making Salmon in the Air Fryer

  • If you don’t have a juicer, push a small, sturdy whisk into the orange halves to extract the juice. 
  • If you don’t have fresh oranges, substitute 1/2 – 2/3 cup ready made orange juice.
  • To ensure even cooking, use salmon filets that are similar in size. 
  • Check to make sure the pan fits in your air fryer basket before starting. Depending on your air fryer model you may need to use a smaller pan. 
  • The salmon is fully cooked when it flakes easily with a fork, is opaque in color, and the internal temperature is 145 degrees. Use an instant read thermometer to check the temperature. Do not overcook it! 

How to Store, Serve, and Reheat Air Fried Salmon

Place leftovers in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees F. 

The leftover salmon can be chopped and served in tacos or over a salad for a new take on this delicious dinner.

What to Serve with Honey Orange Glazed Salmon

For the perfect salmon dinner we like to keep this meal on the simple side. Serve cooked salmon on a bed of rice, add a fresh veggie side or green salad and a loaf of focaccia bread.

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Honey Glazed Orange Salmon

Perfect for busy weeknights, this simple and healthy dinner is ready in 20 minutes and bursting with fresh citrus flavor. Air fryer and stove top directions included.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying

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Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the orange juice in a medium bowl. Add the honey, soy sauce, garlic powder and parsley and whisk until incorporated. Set aside.
  • Add oil to an 8” pie pan, then place the salmon fillets in the pan. Pour sauce over the fillets.
  • Place the pan in the air fryer basket and cook for 8-10 minutes until cooked through (see Notes).
  • Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
  • Remove the cooked salmon from the pan and whisk the cornstarch slurry into the juices. The cornstarch mixture will thicken the juices into a sauce consistency.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a juicer, use a small whisk to extract the juice by pushing it into the orange halves and turning.
  • Substitute 1/2 – 2/3 cup of orange juice if you don’t have fresh oranges.
  • Use similarly sized filets to ensure even cooking.
  • Make sure the 8” pie pan will fit in your air fryer basket. Use a smaller pan if needed.
  • Don’t overcook the salmon. It is done when it reaches 145 degrees F, is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 3-5 minutes.
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Nutritional Estimate

Serving: 1filet | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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