Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce

Skillet Salmon with Sweet Chili Sauce is a delicious dinner and perfect when served over a bed of rice. This quick and easy recipe is loaded with flavor and ready to serve in 20 minutes! Simple ingredients transform this recipe for salmon into a fabulous dish.

Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce

If you love salmon and looking for a recipe that offers amazing flavors? Then this recipe for Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce is a meal you’ll enjoy immensely. Best of all, the sweet chili sauce is made with 5 ingredients and simmers in less than 5 minutes.

And, it makes enough chili sauce to spoon over the rice as well. The salmon is cooked in one skillet and it is ready in minutes. For more salmon recipes, try our Pan-Seared Salmon with Tomato-Relish, Easy Baked Salmon, and Garlic Maple Glazed Salmon.

A white plate filled with steamed rice and cooked salmon steaks with green onions scattered on top.

How to Make Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce? (*full recipe card below!)

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

For the Salmon:

  • Salmon Steaks: any size, of your preference.
  • Olive Oil: to cook the salmon steaks, and you will need about 2 Tbsp. olive oil.
  • Seasonings: some garlic powder, sea salt, dried thyme, and dried herbs de Provence, plus cayenne pepper.

For the Chili Sauce:

  • White Wine: any good drinking white wine)
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: I used Trader Joe’s brand
  • Soy Sauce: any low-sodium soy sauce
  • Butter: you will need some butter
  • Lemon: choose 1 large lemon and juice it
  • Green Onion: choose 1 green onion, and slice it

For the Rice:

  • Jasmine Rice: a package of organic jasmine rice.
  • Water: is needed to cook the rice.
  • Butter: is to keep the rice moist.
  • Salt: to season the rice.

I bought 3 thin pieces of salmon, (approximately 1.2 pounds, or 510 grams). But you can buy any additional pieces of salmon, and larger in size as well.

All the ingredients needed to cook the salmon and make chili sauce are displayed on the table.

Directions To Make Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce?

There are 4-Easy-To-Follow Steps to make this easy seafood dinner in one skillet!

  1. First, rinse your salmon steaks. Then pat them dry with a paper towel. Season your salmon steaks with a generous amount of garlic powder. Scatter over them with sea salt, dried thyme, dried herbs de Provence, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Next, drizzle the olive oil in to a 10-inch skillet, and heat it on moderate heat. When olive oil is hot, place the salmon steaks top facing down. Pan-sear the salmon for a few minutes to give their tops their golden brown color, about 3 to 4 minutes. Then flip them over.
  3. Make the chili sauce. Pour in the wine, and simmer for one minute. Add in the rest of the ingredients and simmer until the chili sauce thickens. Turn off the heat.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the rice. When the rice is ready, transfer the rice to a serving platter. Serve the salmon over the rice (see my notes below).
steps to pan-searing salmon in a large skillet on stove top.

How To Cook the Rice?

  1. Meantime, bring 2 + 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepot. Toss in 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of butter. Slowly pour in 1 + 1/4 cups of rice.
  2. Cover with a lid, and lower the heat to simmer. Rice will cook when all the water has been completely evaporated, about 15 to 20 minutes. Uncover and stir the rice with a fork, to flake the rice. Remove from heat.

How To Serve It?

When the rice is done, transfer the rice onto a serving platter. Serve the salmon over the bed of cooked rice. Spoon the remaining sweet chili sauce over the salmon steaks. Then scatter on top with sliced green onions and serve immediately with extra sauce on the side.

Rice cooked, along with chili sauce spooned over the cooked salmon.

Notes and Tips for Success…

  • When purchasing salmon, it’s a good idea to can ask the fishmonger to remove the skin from each piece.
  • If you prefer your salmon medium or medium-rare, keep an eye on them while pan-searing. Also, if necessary, you can remove the salmon and transfer them to a nearby plate. Then make the sauce in the same skillet, return the salmon to the skillet to simmer with the sauce for about 1 minute. Then serve.
  • What kind of rice? I prefer to use Jasmine white rice with this recipe. It cooks easily and it’s a very lightweight rice and goes perfectly with this salmon recipe.

Options for additional flavoring…

  • use some grated fresh ginger, to give it more punch of flavor.
  • toss some sesame seeds on top to add additional garnish, flavor, and texture.

What to serve with Skillet Salmon?

You may serve this seafood dinner with a simple crisp green salad, or serve it with any of these delicious ideas:

3 pieces of cooked salmon on top of steamed white rice with chopped green onions over them, on a white plate.

This Delicious Seafood Dinner…

This seafood dinner turned out to be delicious! A great recipe even for those who are beginners. Try this recipe, you’ll want to keep it on rotation!

Enjoy!

More Easy Recipes for Salmon You’ll Love:

Yield: 3 to 4 servings

Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce

A white plate filled with steamed rice and cooked salmon steaks with green onions scattered on top.

Skillet Salmon with Sweet Chili Sauce is a delicious seafood dinner and perfect when served over a bed of rice. This quick and easy recipe for salmon is loaded with flavor and ready to serve in 20 minutes!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 salmon steaks ( about 1.2 pounds, 510 grams)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried herbs de Provence
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

For Chili Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup white wine (any drinking white wine)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce (used Trader Joe's brand)
  • 1 large lemon -juiced ( about 3 to 4 tablespoons)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • splash of water
  • one green onion - sliced

For the Rice:

  • 2 + 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 + 1/4 cups white rice
  • 1 Tbps. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. First, season the salmon steaks with a generous amount of garlic powder. Scatter over them with sea salt, dried thyme, herbs de Provence, and cayenne pepper.
  2. 2. In a 10-inch skillet, heat olive oil and add the salmon steaks tops facing down in the skillet. We do this to give the salmon their lovely crispy golden-brown appearance. Cook the salmon for a few minutes, about 3 to 4 minutes, or less if you prefer yours to be medium or medium-rare.

    3. Then flip over the salmon steaks, pour in the white wine, and cover with a lid. Lower the heat, and simmer for about 1 minute.

    4. Next, pour in the sweet chili sauce directly on top of each salmon steak. Pour in soy sauce, lemon juice, and add in the butter. Cover, simmer on low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Add a splash of water, about 1 tablespoon. Stir the sauce around the salmon to combine.

    5. When the salmon is cooked to your liking. Turn off the heat. Keep the skillet covered to keep salmon warm.

DIRECTIONS TO COOK THE RICE:

    1. Meantime, bring 2 + 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepot. Toss in 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of butter. Slowly pour in 1 + 1/4 cups of rice. Cover with a lid, and lower the heat to simmer. Rice will be done when all the water has been completely evaporated, about 15 to 20 minutes.

    2. Uncover and stir the rice with a fork, to flake the rice. Remove from heat.

    3. Finally, transfer cooked rice to a serving platter. Place the salmon steaks on top and spoon chili sauce over the salmon. Sprinkle with sliced green onion on top and serve. Serve with remaining chili sauce (from the skillet) on the side when serving.

    Yields: 3 to 4 servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3 to 4 servings ( without rice)

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 19.8gCarbohydrates: 10.3gProtein: 22.6g

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Skillet Salmon with Chili Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Servings: 4
Amount per serving 
Calories324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.8g25%
Saturated Fat 5.7g28%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 840mg37%
Total Carbohydrate 10.3g4%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Total Sugars 9.3g 
Protein 22.6g 
Vitamin D 4mcg20%
Calcium 47mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
Potassium 474mg10%

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4 Comments

    1. Thanks, Susan. This is a mild sweet and spicy sauce that makes this salmon amazingly flavorful. My daughter loves to stir the sauce into the steamed rice as well. Hope you’ll try this recipe soon! πŸ™‚