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sweet chili glazed salmon in a bowl with rice, scallions, cucumber, lime, and sesame seeds

Sweet Chili Salmon

This sweet chili salmon recipe is quick, ridiculously easy, healthy, and packed with flavor! Perfect for busy weeknights.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai American
Keyword sweet chili glazed salmon, Thai sweet chili salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 274 kcal
Author Natasha Bull


  • 1.5 pounds fresh salmon
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce or to taste
  • Serve with (optional): lime juice, rice, cucumber, scallions, sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and move the rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy clean-up.

  2. My salmon was already cut into 4 pieces. You can leave it whole or cut it up - that's up to you. Place the salmon, skin-side down, on the baking sheet. Season it with salt & pepper. Spread about a tablespoon of sweet chili sauce on each quarter, totalling about 1/4 cup (I just use the back of a spoon). You can always add a bit more sauce if you wish.

  3. Roast salmon for 13-15 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork. Keep in mind that the salmon will continue to cook for a bit after you take it out of the oven. If your salmon is particularly thick (like more than an inch thick in the thickest part), it may need a little more time.

  4. I like to squeeze some lime juice over top and serve it with jasmine rice, chopped scallions, cucumber, and sesame seeds sprinkled over top.

Recipe Notes

  • Anything around 1.5 pounds of fresh salmon will work. I had 1.7 pounds of wild sockeye salmon.
  • You can find sweet chili sauce in the Asian foods section of most major grocery stores.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Chili Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 833mg24%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.