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Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon

If you are looking for a simple and delicious dinner option to throw on the table in under a half an hour, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you! Our Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon recipe is homemade, down to the Bang Bang Sauce, and is a perfect way to get more fish into your diet.

Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon

We transform a traditional salmon filet into a spicy, savory treat with the use of bang bang sauce, a popular condiment known for its creamy, sweet, and spicy flavors. Perfect for a quick dinner or a healthy meal prep option. We love our air fryer because it not only speeds up the cooking process but also ensures the perfect final result for your salmon, too.

Whether you’re looking to spice up your weeknight dinners or add a new recipe to your meal prep rotation, Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon is a must-try.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Quick and Easy: With a total cook time of around 15 minutes, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Flavorful: The bang bang sauce adds a creamy, spicy kick that perfectly complements the salmon.
  • Healthy: Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and cooking it in the air fryer uses less oil.
  • Versatile: Serve it over rice, with vegetables, or as a salad topping for various meal options.

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Bang Bang Salmon shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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  • Salmon
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • White Pepper
  • Bang Bang Sauce

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon

How to make Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.

  • Prep
    Prepare the salmon by removing the skin and cutting it into cubes.
  • Season
    Season the salmon cubes with salt, garlic powder, and white pepper.
  • Brush
    Lightly brush the salmon with bang bang sauce and arrange in the air fryer basket, ensuring space between pieces.
  • Air Fry
    Cook at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, then brush with additional bang bang sauce and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Enjoy
    Serve the salmon over rice with a drizzle of soy sauce, as desired.

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon

Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon BitesFAQ

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I reheat this dish?

Yes, for best results, reheat in the air fryer at 350°F for 2-3 minutes.

Can I prepare this dish in advance?

You can season and prepare the salmon ahead of time, but for the best texture, cook just before serving.

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon
Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Salmon Bites

This simple recipe for salmon bites is coated with bang bang sauce and tastes amazing!
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Course: air fryer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Nicole Johnson


  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup bang bang sauce


  • Remove skin from the salmon and cut a big salmon filet into cubes.
  • Season with the salt, garlic powder, and white pepper.
  • Lightly brush with some bang bang sauce.
  • Place into the air fryer basket with space between each piece.
  • Cook at 400°F for 8-10 minutes.
  • Brush with more bang bang sauce and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer and enjoy over rice with a drizzle of soy sauce!

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Calories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 45gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 1352mgPotassium: 1119mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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