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How to Cook Frozen Salmon in the Air Fryer

If you have a craving for salmon but don't have time to thaw it out, this is the recipe for you. It will take you only minutes to cook this tender and flaky salmon.
Course Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer salmon, frozen salmon fillets, frozen salmon recipe, how to cook salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 258kcal


  • 2 frozen salmon fillets
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ lemon thinly sliced


  • Preheat your air fryer to 390°F according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Remove any excess ice from your salmon fillets. Place the frozen fillets directly in your air fryer basket. (If your salmon still has the skin on, place it in the basket skin-side down.)
  • Cook the frozen salmon for 7 minutes.
  • Brush the salmon with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Lay the lemon sliced over the fillets.
  • Return the salmon to the air fryer and cook another 3-7 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked to your liking.
    The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your salmon and your prefered level of doneness. The salmon is ready whn it reaches an internal temperature of 135°F and flakes easily when scraped with a fork. For the salmon pictured above, I cooked for 3 minutes. For thicker fillets I set the timer for 5 minutes.


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg