Brown Sugar Chipotle Salmon

Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Brown Sugar Chipotle Salmon. Baked salmon seasoned with a sweet and spicy dry rub. Ready in under 30 minutes!

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Brown Sugar Chipotle Salmon

It’s no secret I love salmon. It is hands down my favorite meal! This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and smokey. It’s also super easy, only takes 20 minutes and requires only 5 ingredients which you probably already have in your pantry.

I use a combination of cumin, brown sugar, salt and chipotle powder to make an easy spice rub for the salmon.

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How to make Brown Sugar Chipotle Salmon

Start by patting down the salmon with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, cumin, salt and chipotle powder. Sprinkle the dry rub onto the salmon and place in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove the salmon skin if left on and serve immediately with a sprinkle of parsley for garnish, if desired!

Tips

  • I like to leave the skin on the salmon during cooking. This helps the salmon stay together and keeps it extra moist.
  • Always pat down your salmon with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture from the salmon. This helps to give the skin a nice crispiness on the outside.

What to serve with the Salmon

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Watch how to make this Chipotle Salmon in the video below:

Brown Sugar Chipotle Salmon

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
5 Ingredient Brown Sugar Chipotle Salmon. Baked salmon seasoned with a sweet and spicy dry rub.

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon filets skin on
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, cumin, salt and chipotle powder.
  3. Pat down salmon filets with a paper towel.
  4. Sprinkle the spice rub on the salmon.
  5. Place the salmon filets on the prepared baking dish and bake for 12-15 minutes or until fully cooked.
  6. Once the salmon cools down a bit peel of skin and serve immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Chipotle Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 669mg29%
Potassium 859mg25%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 253IU5%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Sugar Chipotle Salmon, Easy Dinner, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Seafood

Originally published Aug, 15 2017

 

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  • If I have a choice between meat and fish, I always choose fish. Of course, everyone chooses what to believe in, but I believe that fish is healthier than meat, and especially if properly cooked. I must also admit that this recipe has already wowed me. I have never tried to cook salmon exactly this way. Salmon is always a good idea. And in combination with other ingredients it promises a real masterpiece on my dinner table tomorrow. I can already imagine what this brown sugar crust tastes like, mmm … Thank you for the detailed and original recipe, I will definitely try to cook this dish and be sure to enjoy it! I like your blog, keep it up.

    • Nathan

      Hi Ann,

      I hope you enjoy the recipe!

      Thank you for trying it and for commenting!

      Nathan