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Top view of several Chili Lime Salmon fillets on a sheet pan with asparagus and broccoli

Chili Lime Salmon

Chili Lime Salmon baked in foil on a one sheet pan is fresh, flavorful and super delicious! This low carb, paleo & keto friendly recipe is made with tangy lime, chili powder, and fresh parsley.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked salmon in foil, baked salmon in oven, best baked salmon recipe, best salmon recipe, easy baked salmon recipe, easy low carb dinner, easy salmon recipe, foil baked salmon recipe, salmon recipe oven
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 155 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 large 1-1/2 - 2 pound salmon fillet or 4 salmon (4-6 ounce) fillets, skin on
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce* can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for paleo-friendly version
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro or parsley, divided
  • lime slices for garnish

To Make with Vegetables:

  • 1 large bunch of asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (see below for grilling**). Line a baking sheet with a large sheet of parchment paper or heavy-duty aluminum foil. Lay salmon on top and drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Rub chili powder, smoked paprika and cumin on salmon and slide lime slices halfway underneath the salmon, as pictured.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lime juice, and honey and drizzle evenly over salmon. Sprinkle with half of the cilantro, fold parchment paper or foil sides up to prevent juices from leaking through (does not have to cover salmon). (Let the salmon marinate for at least 15 minutes if you have time.)
  3. For a complete meal with vegetables (omit this step if not making vegetables) - spread sheet pan with asparagus and broccoli florets and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper, to taste. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and move the vegetables to the side, making room for the salmon. Place the salmon in the middle of the sheet pan and slide lime slices underneath the salmon. Place another sheet of foil loosely over the salmon
  4. Bake for 12-16 minutes (depending on how large your fish is), or until the salmon is flaky to your desired doneness but try not overcook. Open the foil and turn oven to broil - cooking for an additional 2-4 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred.
  5. Cut into sections and discard skin and serve immediately with more chopped parsley, season with more salt (if needed) and a splash of lime

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*can use coconut aminos (for paleo) or gluten free tamari as necessary

**To Grill the Salmon: Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Line a baking sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil, then place a slightly smaller sheet of parchment paper on top of the foil (optional if you prefer parchment paper). Place salmon on top and season as instructed above. Seal up the salmon with the foil (and parchment) and place directly onto grill. Grill for 5-6 minutes, then flip over and grill for an additional 3-4 minutes (depending on the thickness of the salmon) or until salmon is flaky. Remove from the grill and carefully open the foil packets. Cut into sections, discard skin and serve immediately with more chopped parsley, season with more salt (if needed) and a splash of lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts
Chili Lime Salmon
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.