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Air Fryer Kale Chips


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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!

A vertical image of Air Fryer Kale Chips in a white bowl with a blurred air fryer in the background.

Air Fryer Kale Chips

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. 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.

A horizontal overhead shot of Air Fryer Kale Chips in a bowl with measuring spoon on the right side and fresh Kale on the left.

Ingredients

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
A bunch of Kale stalks in a bowl with other ingredients: garlic powder kosher salt and oil in a saucer and small bowl.

Substitutions

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.

Kale leaves broken into smaller chip size pieces in a white bowl.

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.

Kale leaves in a bowl seasoned with garlic powder and salt.

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.

Seasoned Kale leaves in an air fryer basket ready for cooking.

 Step 4: Serve your chips

Let chips dry for 5 minutes before enjoying.

Kale chips in an air fryer basket just right after cooking.

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.

A vertical close up shot of the Air Fryer Kale chips highlighting the crispy Kale leaves.

Serving Suggestions

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.

A vertical shot of the Air Fryer Kale chips in a white bowl with a blurred air fryer in the background.

Tips

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.

FAQs

Looking for answers to your questions about this recipe? Here are the most commonly asked questions and their answers.

How to store

Store your kale chips in an airtight container for up to three days.

Can this recipe be halved or doubled?

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.

How to make kale chips in the oven?

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.

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Air Fryer Kale Chips Recipe

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Air Fryer Kale Chips

These chips are so tasty even the kids will enjoy them!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 72 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch of kale stalks
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 588mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1424IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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