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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!
Chili 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!
- Wild Salmon
- Chili Powder
- 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.
If you like this salmon recipe, check out these others:
- Herb Butter Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes and Green Beans
- 3-Ingredient Dijon Salmon (In 10 Minutes!)
- Sheet Pan Salmon with Sage Pesto and Root Vegetables
- Salmon and Veggies En Papillote (In Parchment Paper Packs!)
Watch the video here:
MAPLE GLAZED SALMON
- 1 lb. wild salmon fillets
- Big pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- Preheat broiler on high.
- Lightly oil the salmon and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle on a big pinch of salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl whisk together chili, paprika and coconut sugar. Rub on top of the salmon.
- Broil until fish is cooked through, and light and flaky, about 8 minutes.
- 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.
- Serve salmon immediately.
- This recipe was originally published in 2014, and rephotographed in 2020.
This is a beautiful recipe that I can feel good about eating. Thank you so much for sharing.
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!
when I press broil my oven says broil and you put in a tempurature what temp should I do?
Is this a lb of uncooked salmon? Broiling for 8 mins cooks it through?
Yes, recipe cook time was perfect.
This looks amazinnnng! I want to run to the grocery store and buy salmon right now! 🙂
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 !
What side of the salmon do you leave up–skin or no skin?
I love salmon, but have never tried it with a maple glaze! I bet this would be amazing grilled
What can I use instead of coconut sugar? I have everything else, or would it be ok to leave it out?
Lexi, do you feel honey could be substituted for the Maple Syrup with good results? Beautiful recipe!
I don’t think so for this one, the maple really makes it!
What can I substitute for coconut sugar?
Looks delicious, can’t wait to try it! 😀
What is coconut sugar?
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.
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.
SALMON is my life! I eat it every single day……. And now I am drooling for more!! 🙂
I love how this recipe includes spices that I already have! It looks so flavorful and delicious!
This sounds incredible but where do you get coconut sugar
Most grocery stores carry it! Or online: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007TGH4CK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007TGH4CK&linkCode=as2&tag=lexiscleankit-20&linkId=WZ7BABYWSG5TGBQZ
Wow – this looks so good!! Those pictures are awesome – this sounds so perfect after a weekend of some indulgences 🙂
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!
That looks amazing!