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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.

tortilla chips on a white plate with salsa

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.

tortilla chips on a white plate with salsa

Why you’ll love this recipe

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


What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How to make this recipe

1 – Cut each street taco sized corn tortillas in to 4 triangles.

2 – Once the tortillas are cut up into triangles, lay them on a baking sheet and spray them with a zero-calorie olive oil spray. You can brush on real olive oil instead if you’d like.

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

4 – Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, the chips may take some time to cook. It’s best to place them in a single layer since stacking the tortillas will prevent them from cooking evenly.

Some parts of the tortilla won’t crisp up properly if they are too crowded in the basket.

5 – 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. 

tortilla chips on a white plate close up

How do I store the 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. 

Calories per serving (3 tortillas): 90

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Yield: 1 Serving

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

tortilla chips on a white plate with salsa side view

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


  • 3 Mission yellow corn street taco tortillas
  • Zero calorie olive oil spray
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Cut each tortilla into 4 triangles. Lay flat on baking sheet.
  2. Spray the tortillas lightly with the olive oil 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. Make sure to spread out into a single layer so triangles aren't overlapping much.
  4. Cook at 360°, flipping the triangles over half way through cooking. Check on triangles 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!


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

Nutrition Information:



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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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!


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.


Sunday 15th of December 2019

That sounds great! :)


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. :)


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.


Sunday 15th of December 2019

That sounds delicious!


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!


Saturday 14th of December 2019

Thanks so much! :)

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