Last Updated on March 30, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt
Air Fryer Kale Chips are crispy healthy chips that are bursting with salt and garlic flavors. Kale Chips are the best way to get the crunch that you are craving, but help you stay on track with your lifestyle changes at the same time.
These crispy vegetable chips are perfect for those of you eating a low carb or keto diet. Don’t worry, these Air Fryer Kale Chips are so tasty even the kids will enjoy them!
Health Benefits of Kale
Not only is kale easy to cook, but it also packs a powerful health punch. Kale is loaded with probiotics to help regulate your digestive system.
By air frying your kale you get that delicious crunch of chips that we all crave, without the added oils and calories, just like my Air Fryer Tortilla Chips. If you ask me, I consider that a win-win!
Why I Love This Recipe
Kale Chips are easy to make, and give that satisfying crunch without all the carbs and fat of regular potato chips.
- Ready in under 30 minutes
- Easy to make
- Great for low carb lifestyles
If you love these Air Fryer Kale Chips, you will also enjoy these Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Chips.
To make these tasty chips you only need four simple ingredients. You should already have most of these ingredients on hand.
- bunch of kale stalks
- garlic powder
- kosher salt
- olive oil
Table Salt: Don’t have kosher salt? Use table salt or sea salt in its place.
Oil: Out of olive oil? Use avocado oil or canola oil in its place.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
For this easy kale chips recipe you only need two simple tools.
How to Make Air Fryer Kale Chips
These Air Fryer Kale Chips cook up in just 4 simple steps and in less than 12 minutes! Can’t beat that!
Step 1: Remove the stalks from your kale
Remove leaves from stalks and break into smaller chip size pieces. Make sure you wash your kale with water and let it dry.
Step 2: Season your kale
In a bowl coat the kale in the oil and then season with the garlic and salt. Salt will cut the kale’s bitterness, but you can season with other spices besides garlic.
Step 3: Air Fry your kale
Cook in the air fryer for 6 minutes on 280. Shake the basket and cook for 2 more minutes.
Step 4: Serve your chips
Let chips dry for 5 minutes before enjoying.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Cajun Seasoning: Use a cajun seasoning blend in place of the garlic for a spicy kick.
Ranch: Swap out the garlic for ranch seasoning mix for a ranch twist on your kale chips.
Plain: Leave off the garlic all together for plain Air Fryer Kale Chips.
Looking for ideas on how to serve your kale chips? Here’s how I serve mine!
Serve your kale chips as a snack, or alongside a meal. I like to eat my kale chips with a low carb wrap filled with my favorite sandwich toppings for lunch.
Want to make sure your Air Fryer Kale Chips come out perfectly? Here are some tips to help!
- Make sure your kale is completely dry before spraying with oil.
- Don’t overload your air fryer for perfectly crispy kale chips.
Looking for answers to your questions about this recipe? Here are the most commonly asked questions and their answers.
Store your kale chips in an airtight container for up to three days.
Absolutely, just keep in mind if you are doubling that you will need to air fry your kale chips in several batches to prevent soggy chips.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake your kale chips for 10 to 15 minutes or until crispy.
More Air Fryer Recipes
If you like cooking in the air fryer, give these recipes a try:
- Air Fryer Naan
- Air Fryer Bagels
- Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
- Air Fryer Cinnamon Apple Chips
- Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
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Air Fryer Kale Chips
- Air Fryer
- 1 bunch of kale stalks
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Remove leaves from stalks and break into smaller chip size pieces. Make sure you wash your kale with water and let it dry.
- In a bowl coat the kale in the oil and then season with the garlic and salt. Salt will cut the kales bitterness, but you can season with other spices besides garlic.
- Cook in air fryer for 6 minutes on 280. Shake the basket and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Let chips dry for 5 minutes before enjoying.
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