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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

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Air fryer tortilla chips cut calories over deep frying. They are perfect for salsa dipping and come together in under 10 minutes.

close up of cooked tortilla chips.
Crispy air fryer tortilla chips

Love these air fryer tortilla chips? Try my Air Fryer Pita Chips and my Air Fryer Edamame for more amazing air fryer snacks.

The air fryer is one of the best investments I’ve made for my kitchen. Many foods that are typically deep fried can be air fried instead, and doing this significantly cuts back on calories. 

If you are unfamiliar with how the air fryer works, it basically works by circulating hot air around the food to produce a crunchy, crispy exterior.

Deep-fried foods are generally higher in fat, but using an air fryer can cut the fat content of fried foods by up to 75%.

Air fryers do a fantastic job cooking anything that’s meant to taste deep-fried. These air fryer tortilla chips are a a great starter recipe too. 

Is Air Frying Food Healthy?

Air fryers require less oil than traditionally frying foods, making them generally healthier than immersing food in oil. Using an air fryer for foods like French fries, chips or fried chicken can cut calories and fat content.

Are Corn Tortillas Healthy?

Corn tortillas contain corn, which is considered a whole grain and are usually lower in calories than their white flour tortilla counterparts. 

Do Air Fryers Make Food Crispy?

Air fryers cook food by circulating streams of extremely hot air around the cavity of the air fryer, where the food is located. This method of cooking leaves the food with a crispy outer layer. Some recipes require some oil to get a crispier texture.

plate full of tortilla chips.
Homemade air fryer tortilla chips

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Makes a great appetizer or snack.
  • Cooked to perfection in the air fryer.
  • Perfect crispness for dipping.

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How To Make This Recipe

four image process making air fryer tortilla chips.
Air fryer tortilla chips process

Step 1:

Cut each corn tortilla in to 4 triangles.

Step 2:

Once the tortillas are cut into triangles, lay them on a baking sheet and spray them with a nonstick cooking spray. You can brush on real olive oil instead if you’d like.

Step 3:

Sprinkle them with salt. A lot of the salt will fall off while in the air fryer.

Step 4:

Cook the chips at 360 degrees for 5 minutes, flipping over half way through.

Be sure too keep an eye on them toward the end because they can get brown and burn very quickly if left too long. 

top view plate of tortilla chips.
Easy air fried tortilla chips

How Do I Store Homemade Tortilla Chips?

Once all the chips have cooled completely, store them in a resealable zip top bag. They should last for 3-5 days at from temperature.

To warm the tortilla chips, place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. 

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Yield: 1 Serving

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

plate full of tortilla chips.

Air fryer tortilla chips cut calories over deep frying. They are perfect for salsa dipping and come together in under 10 minutes.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 yellow corn tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut each tortilla into 4 triangles. Lay flat on baking sheet.
  2. Spray the tortillas lightly with the nonstick spray and sprinkle with salt, to taste. Much of the salt will fall off during cooking.
  3. Place the tortilla triangles into the air fryer basket.
  4. Cook at 360°, flipping the chips over half way through cooking. Check on chips 5 minutes after cooking to ensure they don't get too brown. They get brown very quickly towards the end of cooking time.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

Different air fryer brands may cook at different rates, so be sure to keep on eye on food.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6996mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Tara

Sunday 15th of December 2019

These tortilla chips look wonderful! I have had an air fryer on my wishlist for about a year, but haven't gotten around to ordering it yet. I think I definitely need to now!

simplylowcal

Sunday 15th of December 2019

I love having an air fryer. I think you would too. :)

Helen of Fuss Free Flavours

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Such an easy and simple snack to make, but so tasty. They would be great with hummus for a movie snack at the weekend.

simplylowcal

Sunday 15th of December 2019

That sounds great! :)

Anita

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Homemade chips is the best. These are great with some salsa, and for dipping with a stew or a hearty soup. :)

simplylowcal

Sunday 15th of December 2019

Thanks! :)

Justine Howell

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Just got mine so these are on!! With hummus, can't wait.

simplylowcal

Sunday 15th of December 2019

That sounds delicious!

Adrianne

Saturday 14th of December 2019

I love how simple and easy this recipe is! Those tortilla chips can be dipped in anything which works so well too. Cheers for a great recipe!

simplylowcal

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Thanks so much! :)

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