Chili Blackened Salmon

Chili Blackened Salmon

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Chili Blackened Salmon, done in 15 minutes with 5 ingredients.

I’ve got to be honest with you – whenever I come up with a fantastically delicious recipe that requires 5 ingredients or less, I get a little giddy.

I started a tag solely to keep my 5 ingredients or less recipes together and easily searchable. I know I’ve talked about it before, but I truly love and appreciate simple recipes because they showcase how delicious and easy healthy eating can be.

Beyond that, this recipe features salmon. I’ve become obsessed with salmon recently. I have about 5 recipes to test out for salmon alone…luckily, summer is the perfect time for seafood, so you can expect to see a lot of seaside meals filling up my recipe index.

This is a very exciting month for me, so unfortunately I can’t say I’ll be able to keep up with posting every week.

I’ll be moving at the end of the month into a super nice apartment that is light-years better than what I’m living in now (complete with a much bigger kitchen and stainless steel appliances, plus more natural light). As a result, most of my free time this month will be spent packing and purging. I’m ruthlessly getting rid of stuff I just don’t use, striving for a more minimalist lifestyle. Of course, my kitchen will still be well-stocked with gadgets and pantry items…but hey, at least my closet will only have clothes I love?

Besides that, I’m finalizing plans to give my first ever cooking demo here in Fargo! I couldn’t be more ecstatic. That’s happening in June, but I’d still like to work on some recipes to debut there. Those recipes will later be posted to the blog, of course!

Chili Blackened Salmon |

All in all, it’s a fast-paced—albeit exciting—time in my life, so recipes that are quick and easy like this chili blackened salmon are key to keeping it healthy. This recipe takes 15 minutes. 15 minutes. That’s seriously all you need! AND it uses ingredients that practically everyone already has. It looks simple—because it is—but don’t let that turn you away – this salmon is packed with flavor. You won’t regret making it!

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Chili Blackened Salmon

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 2 small salmon fillets (4 oz each)
  • 1 Tb chili powder
  • 1 Tb pepper
  • 1 Tb salt
  • 1 Tb fat (coconut oil, ghee, etc.)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the three spices.
  2. Spread spice mixture generously on the skinless side of salmon (you may not use all of the spices, but you can enjoy this mixture on just about anything – eggs, chicken, steak, etc.!). Heat cooking fat in a cast iron skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  3. Fry salmon for 4-5 minutes on each side, starting with the skin side.


  • Serving Size: 1 fillet


I'm Chelsea, the author behind Chelsea Joy Eats! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand. My posts may include affiliate links, which means if you click through a purchase something, I make a small commission at no cost to you. It helps me fuel my coffee habit and pay rent!

3 thoughts to “Chili Blackened Salmon”

    1. Louise, thanks for stopping by! This was actually my first time making blackened salmon – I’m not sure why I never did before, because it really is so easy but packed with flavor!

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