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Honey Chipotle Salmon Sheet Pan Recipe

Honey Chipotle Salmon, ready in under 30 minutes! A little sweet, a little spicy and a LOT delicious! This sheet pan dinner is great for weeknights. One pan means quick and easy clean up. Bake as many pieces as needed, this recipe is easy to scale up or down to fit your family’s needs.

Weeknight recipes need to be quick, easy and fairly light on effort. This sheet pan salmon checks all of those boxes and is also a great meal for meal prepping.

Honey chipotle salmon on a bed of spinach with lime wedges on a white plate.

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For a delicious grilled salmon, try my teriyaki salmon recipe. It’s a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for summer.

How to Make Honey Chipotle Salmon

This easy recipe gives you plenty of bang for the buck. Toss a handful of ingredients into a mini food processor or blender, blitz it until smooth, spread on salmon and bake.

That’s all there is to it.

Portion of honey chipotle salmon on sheet pan.

A perfect weeknight recipe that requires very little of your energy. If you have a few minutes to make the sauce the day before or in the morning before you go to work, it’s even easier at dinnertime.

I actually prefer cold salmon over warm, so I make a few extra pieces for tossing in salads during the week.

Honey chipotle sauce for salmon in food processor.
This honey chipotle sauce is also GREAT on chicken!

Because the salmon is baked and not sauteéd in a pan on the stove, there is no messy cleanup or grease splatter on the stove.

Also, no guesswork about whether or not the fish is done and having to cut into it to find out.

Honey chipotle salmon on sheet pan.

You can either have the fishmonger portion the salmon for you, or buy a whole side (cheaper!) and cut it into pieces yourself.

There is a link at the bottom for a food scale so you can weigh the fish and check your work.

Baked Honey Chipotle Salmon

Getting dinner on the table in record time is a priority, but clean up – yes, clean up is the real deal breaker. That’s why I love making salmon on a sheet pan.

Six pieces of glazed and baked salmon on sheet pan.

If I have a recipe that requires me to use separate bowls and pans for everything, I’m less likely to make it during the week, if at all.   

So many of you have messaged me with requests for dinner recipes that are healthy, fast, easy and inexpensive with minor clean up – I give you this Honey Chipotle Salmon.

Honey chipotle salmon with spinach on salad plates with forks on the side.

I’m hoping you will love it as much as I did, but if your family is not a fan of salmon, this sauce also works really well with chicken.

What to serve with honey chipotle salmon

The sauce on this salmon recipe is pretty flavorful, so keep that in mind when choosing side dishes. Choose a side that is cooling, like a light pasta salad, or one that has a lighter, more delicate flavor to it, like Mediterranean quinoa salad.

Here are a few other options for making it a meal:

What do I need to make this recipe?

Sheet Pans – I’ve said it over and over, but it’s worth repeating… buy quality sheet pans that don’t warp in the oven.
Parchment paper sheets – this is MANDATORY for cooking fish. If you put the fish on an unlined metal sheet pan, IT WILL STICK.
Mini Food Processor – A great little tool for blending up small amounts of things when it just isn’t worth lugging out the big guy.
Fish Spatula – This spatula is good for more than just fish! It’s thin and flexible, so it is perfect for getting under just about everything without breaking it.

Lastly, a food scale can be very helpful. If you aren’t certain how much your portions weigh, putting the pieces on a food scale will help you gauge portion size. Eventually, after years of doing it, you’ll be able to eyeball it and get pretty close.

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Honey Chipotle Salmon

Cheryl Bennett
Smoky chipotle peppers combined with honey give this salmon a delicious glaze!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 346 kcal


  • 30 oz. salmon fillets 6 portions – 5 oz each
  • 1/4 cup can chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lime juice only
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Put all ingredients (EXCEPT SALMON) in a food processor until completely smooth. This should only take a minute or two…
  • Lay out salmon fillets on a parchment-lined sheet pan and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon mixture on top of salmon, spreading to completely cover the top.
  • Roast in oven for 12 – 14 minutes (depending on how done you like your fish)
  • Remove from oven and let cool for a minute or two before serving.


Make sure you place salmon on sheet pan with the blood line side down.


Serving: 1gCalories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 32gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 499mgSugar: 12g
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Originally published on 5/14/15, most recent update 3/11/21.


  1. I’ve been looking for the perfect salmon recipe and this is it! It’s sweet, spicy and smoky, easy to make, and healthy. My whole family really enjoyed it!

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