Crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips

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If you aren’t using your air fryer to make crispy, crunchy snacks like these kale chips, what are you even doing with your life? The air fryer is capable of so much more than you think! Side note, if you haven’t already made crispy chickpeas for a snack yet, click here to check out our recipe. We love oven-baked kale chips, but they can take quite a while to crisp up. That’s where the air fryer comes in handy. It’s just a wonderful invention, and you may find that you come back to this recipe with each bunch of kale you purchase. You know what? Go ahead and purchase an extra bunch of kale next time you’re at the store so you can use it for more than this recipe.

When it comes to kale chips, you can use any kale variety you like. The common green curly kale is a great option because the ruffled leaves make for excellent crunch. After washing the leaves and removing the fibrous, thick stems, toss them in a little bit of oil and simple seasonings. We like the simple seasoning of sea salt. That’s all a good chip needs, in our opinion. If you feel so inclined, you can add other seasonings like black pepper, garlic powder, or onion powder. We’re almost positive that they’ll be delicious no matter how you season them.

Crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips
  • Prep Time:5m
  • Cook Time:5m
  • Total Time:10m


  • 5 c kale leaves, torn
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt


  1. Wash and dry the kale before you tear the leaves into chips. Make sure to remove all of the thick, fibrous stems.
  2. Add the torn kale pieces to a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over them and season with sea salt. Toss to evenly coat all of the pieces.
  3. In a single layer, lay your kale pieces in the air fryer basket. You may need to do a couple batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  4. Air fry at 375º F for five minutes. Shake the basket once halfway through to help them cook evenly.
  5. They are done when you see that they are perfectly crisp! Continue making the rest of the chips if you cannot cook them all in one go. Enjoy!


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