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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips


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5 from 3 votes
Cook Time : 20 mins
Total Time : 25 mins
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Last Updated on April 20, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

This Air Fryer Tortilla Chips recipe is an easy way to make crispy, crunchy tortilla chips without the need to fry in oil. Once you try these homemade tortilla chips you won’t buy store-bought again!

One taste of this air fryer homemade chips recipe and you will start making your own tortilla chips all the time. These crispy and tasty morsels take very little flavor and have a big flavor return.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips on a white serving plate with a tortilla sauce in the middle.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

If you’re not familiar with an air fryer, it’s a small kitchen appliance that has gained popularity recently because it cooks food but doesn’t use oil as deep frying does. With the air fryer, food is cooked by quickly circulating hot air around it.

The result is similar to deep frying but without all the fat, oil, and grease. If you are looking for a healthy chip option to enjoy with meals or nachos this is the recipe that you want to make as soon as possible.

Why I Love This Recipe

The best features of air-fried tortilla chips are that they’re healthy, they can be cooked quickly, and they taste great!

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love crispy air fryer recipes you may also enjoy this air fryer sweet potato fries recipe.

Overhead shot of Air Fryer Tortilla Chips on a white serving plate with tortilla sauce in the middle.

Ingredients

Gather these two ingredients and get ready to make a tasty snack or addition to a family favorite meal.

  • corn tortillas
  • salt
  • oil
Ingredients used to make Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

Substitutions

Flour Tortillas: You can also use flour tortillas in place of the corn tortillas.

Seasoned Salt: Seasoned salt gives a great seasoning flavor to your homemade tortilla chips.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need three kitchen tools to help you make these crispy chips. No need to have a lot of dirty dishes when you are craving a snack.

How to Make Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

I’ve broken down the three steps that you need to follow to make these tortilla chips. Follow along with these steps and you will have tasty homemade chips in no time at all.

Step 1: Cut the tortillas

Cut the tortillas into 6 equal slices making triangular chips.

Tortillas cut into triangular chips.

Step 2: Place in the air fryer basket

Stack in air fryer basket leaving room for air to flow around chips. Spray chips with oil.

Tortillas in the air fryer basket.

Step 3: Air fry the chips

Cook on 400 for 4 minutes 3-4 times, shaking the chip between intervals.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips fried in an air fryer basket.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to spice up your air fryer tortilla chips? Here are my favorite ways to season these crispy treats.

Cinnamon Sugar: Are you looking for a hint of sweetness? Dust your chips in a cinnamon-sugar mixture while they are still warm.

Spicy: If you want a spicy kick to your tortilla chips sprinkle them with cajun seasoning when they are fresh out of the air fryer.

Ranch: Sprinkle dry ranch seasoning mix on your chips when they are warm for a zesty ranch flavor. Use a spicy ranch packet for extra heat.

Close up shot of Air Fryer Tortilla Chips showing half of the plate.

Serving Suggestions

Are you wondering what you can dip these delicious chips in? Here are my favorite dipping suggestions.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips on a white serving plate with the air fryer in the background.

Tips

Want to make sure that your tortilla chips turn out crispy? Here is a list of my best tips for this recipe.

  • For crispy results make sure that you spread your chips out evenly in the air fryer basket.
  • When spraying or brushing your tortillas with oil be sure to coat the entire tortilla for added crunch.
  • Seasonings will stick better if they are applied to warm tortilla chips.

FAQs

Do you have questions about air fryer tortilla chips? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this snack recipe.

How to store

Always keep chips in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag. You can store the chips for up to one week at room temperature.

How to reheat

Reheat them in your air fryer basket on 400 for 2 minutes. Or in the oven at 400 for about 5 minutes, rotating halfway through.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! Doubling this recipe is so easy but you will need to make your tortilla chips in batches.

Can I freeze leftover tortilla chips?

Yes! You can freeze leftover tortilla chips for up to three months.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips on a white serving plate.

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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Recipe

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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

Corinne Schmitt
This is an easy way to make crispy, crunchy tortilla chips without the need to fry in oil.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 283 kcal

Equipment

  • knife and cutting board
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons salt

Instructions
 

  • Cut the tortillas into 6 equal slices making triangular chips
  • Stack in air fryer basket leaving room for air to flow around chips. Spray chips with oil.
  • Cook on 400 for 4 minutes 3-4 times, shaking the chips between intervals.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7035mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 8gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUCalcium: 110mgIron: 2mg
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