Chili Maple Glazed Salmon

Adorned with a sweet glaze and seasoned with chili powder, this Chili Maple Glazed Salmon is just what a fun and delicious dinner looks like. Plus, it’s super simple to put together and pairs well with just about any veggies for a side. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo and calling your name to put on the dinner list this week!

Maple glazed salmon with veggiesChili and Maple Glazed Salmon

This Maple Glazed Salmon recipe is hands down one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon. I was first introduced to a recipe like this at a dinner I had at Mike’s parent’s house. His mom made a delicious salmon dish, and she mentioned it using brown sugar and maple syrup, and having a rub on it. I loved that idea so I knew I had to recreate at home and thus this Chili Maple Salmon recipe was born! It is simple to put together and a unique flavor combination. The chili and and the maple together are so good! Serve with a simple side of steamed or roasted veggies and dinner is served!

Chili powder rubbed on salmon.

Ingredients Needed

  • Wild Salmon
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Pure Maple Syrup

What to Serve with Maple Glazed Salmon

Because salmon is such a quick dish to make, it’s best to serve with either a prepped ahead veggie dish (we like to roast a big batch of veggies at the beginning of the week to use throughout the week) or something that takes just a few seconds to put together, like a salad! 

Some other options are to serve with a quick cole slaw, like this one or this one, some zucchini noodles or other veggie noodles, or some cauliflower rice.

A bite of maple salmon.

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Maple Glazed Salmon

Adorned with a sweet glaze and seasoned with chili powder, this Chili Maple Glazed Salmon is just what a fun and delicious dinner looks like. Plus, it's super simple to put together and pairs well with just about any veggies for a side. It's gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo and calling your name to put on the dinner list this week!

Yields 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine Gluten-free
Difficulty: Easy
Author: Lexi
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  1. Preheat broiler on high.
  2. Lightly oil the salmon and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle on a big pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together chili, paprika and coconut sugar. Rub on top of the salmon.
  4. Broil until fish is cooked through, and light and flaky, about 8 minutes.
  5. Remove fish from oven and brush maple syrup on top of salmon. Return to the oven to broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the maple syrup is bubbling.
  6. Serve salmon immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe was originally published in 2014, and rephotographed in 2020.


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January 13, 2020

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35 responses to “Chili Maple Glazed Salmon”

  1. Just Me, Angie! says:

    That looks amazing!

  2. This is incredible Lexi. Seriously, love the flavors, the maple syrup. Everything. We were just talking about making this salmon and I showed this one to Naomi. It will happen soon, thanks!

  3. Leah says:

    Wow – this looks so good!! Those pictures are awesome – this sounds so perfect after a weekend of some indulgences 🙂

  4. janice says:

    This sounds incredible but where do you get coconut sugar

  5. I love how this recipe includes spices that I already have! It looks so flavorful and delicious!

  6. GiGi Eats says:

    SALMON is my life! I eat it every single day……. And now I am drooling for more!! 🙂

  7. BossLadyToyz says:

    Omg Ms.Lexi I love this dish. It is absolutely a must try. I think I will have a few friends over to test this out with. Thanks a bunch for sharing.

  8. Debbie says:

    What is coconut sugar?

    • Linda Freeman says:

      You asked what coconut sugar is. It’s a natural sugar made from the sap of coconut palms. Healthy for people maybe, but not for trees. If sap is harvested, the tree cannot produce coconuts. Turbinado sugar is a substitute and can be found in most supermarkets.

  9. Julie says:

    Looks delicious, can’t wait to try it! 😀

  10. Linda says:

    What can I substitute for coconut sugar?

  11. Cak says:

    Lexi, do you feel honey could be substituted for the Maple Syrup with good results? Beautiful recipe!

  12. Cassandra says:

    What can I use instead of coconut sugar? I have everything else, or would it be ok to leave it out?

  13. Catherine says:

    I love salmon, but have never tried it with a maple glaze! I bet this would be amazing grilled

  14. Alli says:

    What side of the salmon do you leave up–skin or no skin?

  15. Gail says:

    I have made this a couple of times now & it is my favorite recipe for salmon! My daughter & son love it too. So simple & so !

  16. This looks amazinnnng! I want to run to the grocery store and buy salmon right now! 🙂

  17. Teresa says:

    Is this a lb of uncooked salmon? Broiling for 8 mins cooks it through?

  18. meaghan says:

    when I press broil my oven says broil and you put in a tempurature what temp should I do?

  19. Followed recipe exactly except did not have coconut sugar so I used brown sugar. Not only did mine look exactly like the printed recipe photo it was the best tasting salmon I have ever had. Thank you!

  20. Megan Davis says:

    This is a beautiful recipe that I can feel good about eating. Thank you so much for sharing.

  21. Marsha says:

    This is one of my favorite go to busy night meals. When my boys have late football, basketball, baseball…you name it. I can make this while they shower and they LOVE it. If there is extra makes a great salad too.

  22. Marcy says:

    Are calories posted for all of your recipes? If so, where can I find it? Thanks. Your recipes look amazing!

  23. Llesenia Alegre says:

    Absolutely a great recipe! Easy enough to meal prep and tasted even better the next day.

    5.0 rating

  24. Linda Lentz says:

    Can you suggest a sauce that would compliment this Salmon Recipe?

  25. It was perfect the first time. This is very really unique helpful information.I learn so much from you as well! Thank you so much for sharing your helpful information. Keep it up.

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