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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips.
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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

Homemade air fryer tortilla chips are easy to make, taste great and make for a delicious healthy snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword: air fryer, chips, tortillas
Servings: 4
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First, slice the tortillas into triangles. You can choose the size, I typically slice each tortilla into 6 sections.
  • Then, spray or brush a thin layer of oil on both sides of each chip. Use a pastry brush if you have one, but the back of a spoon or your fingers will also work well.
  • Sprinkle a little seasoning over the chips. I like to add salt, but you can see other variations below.
  • Place the tortilla chips in an air fryer in one layer. It’s fine if they overlap a little, since they will move around as soon as the air starts circulating. Avoid air frying too many chips at the same time, as they will not cook evenly.
  • Air fry for 2 minutes on 200 °C or 390 °F, then shake the basket and air fry for another minute or two. Check if they are crispy. These cook really fast, so I like to check them every 2 minutes until they are done. They typically only need 3-5 minutes, depending on your air fryer.
  • Serve the tortilla chips immediately, or leave them in room temperature for up to a few hours before serving.

Notes

Leftovers

Store these tortilla chips in an airtight container in room temperature. The chips will slowly lose its crispiness over time. Enjoy them immediately if possible, or store them for up to 3 days.
I like to keep tortillas available in my pantry, and turn them into chips as required.
Do not refrigerate the air fried tortilla chips, as they will go soft faster.

Variations

You can add a variety of flavors and seasoning to the tortilla chips to make them more interesting. Here are some of my favorite alternatives:
Cinnamon and sugar: Sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on top for a sweet treat. Kind of like churro tortilla chips. Amazing!
Spicy: Add a sprinkle of chili powder or your favorite spicy seasoning powder to make hot tortilla chips.
Cheesy: Try sprinkling it with powdered cheese, like white cheddar popcorn powder, or nutritional yeast for a vegan version.

Top tips

Here are my top tips to succeed with this recipe:
  • Your air fryer might cook faster or slower than mine. Check the chips and shake the basket every 2 minutes to prevent burning. The tortilla chips are cooked when they are crispy, and golden on the edges.
  • Be careful not to overcrowd the basket. You want to keep one single layer of chips.
  • Add a thin layer of oil to each chip. This will ensure that the chips become crispy without drying out or burning.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg