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How to make Kale Chips (Air Fryer & Oven)

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Air fryer kale chips offer a tasty, healthy alternative to potato chips and other fried snacks. Crispy and perfectly seasoned, these wholesome snacks will satisfy any crunchy, salty craving you have. You’ll feel good serving these chips to your kids and friends.

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Kale Chips Recipe

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Kale chips are a healthy alternative to potato chips. Since you either air fry or bake them, they use a small amount of oil and offer the same salty taste you love in regular chips.

Our recipe shows you how to make chips in either the air fryer or oven. They also contain a bit of paprika for added flavor. 

🎥 Kale Chips Recipe Video

🥘 Ingredients to make kale chips

Here’s what you’ll want to use when making kale chips:

  • Kale - We use kale sold in bunches, but you may use roughly chopped kale found in the produce section of your store. 
  • Cooking oil spray - You could also use regular oil, but it is easiest if you have a spray bottle for this.
  • Spices - We use a combination of salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Lemon wedge - We use this as garnish, but you can squeeze on some juice for added flavor.

Ingredients to make Kale Chips in air fryer or oven

🔪How to prep for kale chips  

When you make kale chips, you’ll want to wash and dry them first.

Once they are dry, carefully remove the leaves from the stalks. We make the chips about 3 to 4 inches wide so they can hold some dipping sauce and are not too small.

How to make Kale Chips in Air Fryer

Here’s how to make kale chips in the air fryer:

How to make Kale Chips

  • First, wash and pat the kale dry.
  • Next, tear the leaves from the spice and cut into about 3 to 4 inch pieces.
  • Once you have formed chips, spray or massage in the oil, making sure to coat them evenly.
  • Next, lay the kale leaves in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Finally, air fry for 3 minutes at 375 F degrees or until they get crispy.

You can serve them with a drizzle of fresh lemon juice.

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📟 How to bake kale chips in oven 

To start, wash and dry the kale. Once they are dry, remove the leaves from the stems and then spread the oil and seasonings on the leaves.

Next, place them in your oven at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 20 to 30 minutes or until edges start browning.

🧂Seasonings for kale chips

We use some simple seasonings for the kale chips, but you may want to add additional toppings to give them more flavor. Some seasonings to try include:

  • Just use sea salt
  • Add in some cayenne pepper flakes for a spicy chip
  • Use a Ranch seasoning packet for added flavor

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🍽️What to serve with kale chips

Kale chips go well with anything you might dip regular chips in like our Chick Fil A Sauce. You can also serve them alongside sandwiches, salads, or just a quick snack on their own. Sometimes I like to serve it as a crispy side of green with my curries and rice or roti.

Image result for emoji for kale What is the best kind of kale to make kale chips?

We prefer to use fresh, bunches of kale. You can control their size better and tend to be fresher than bagged versions.

If you have to, you can use bagged, fresh kale. Just make sure to use large enough pieces to form about 3 to 4 inch wide chips.

See the source imageHow long do kale chips keep?

We recommend eating the chips right away. They do not save super well.

If you have left overs, you can store them in an airtight container for about 1 to 2 days. 

How to make Kale Chips Recipe

Are kale chips keto

Yes, kale is considered a keto friendly food with minimal carbs. If you follow a keto diet, you can snack on the chips without breaking your diet. 

Are kale chips healthy?

Kale chips are a healthy snack choice since they use a very small amount of oil. They are also packed full of nutrients, which makes them a much better choice compared to potato chips.

See the source imageHow to store kale chips to keep them crispy

When you store the chips, make sure to let them cool completely. This will help prevent moisture from building up on them and causing them to get soggy. 

You will want to make sure to store them in an airtight container. 

Also, wrapping them in paper towels can help to draw out any moisture.

See the source image Pro Tips to make the best kale chips

Here’s what you need to do to make the best kale chips at home:

  • Don’t skip the oil spray, this helps to crisp them up.
  • Make sure to make the chips about the same size.
  • Once they get crispy, take them out of the oven or air fryer to avoid burning them.

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Kale Chips Recipe (Air Fryer & Oven)

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Air fryer kale chips offer a tasty, healthy alternative to potato chips and other fried snacks. Crispy and perfectly seasoned, these wholesome snacks will satisfy any crunchy, salty craving you have. You’ll feel good serving these chips to your kids and friends.

Ingredients

  • Kale 1 bunch (approx 10 oz.)
  • Cooking oil spray or oil 1 tbsp
  • Salt ¼ tsp
  • Pepper ¼ tsp
  • Paprika ¼ tsp
  • Lemon wedge

Instructions

How to make Kale Chips in Air Fryer

Here’s how to make kale chips in the air fryer:

  • First, wash and pat the kale dry.
  • Next, tear the leaves from the spice and cut into about 3 to 4 inch pieces.
  • Once you have formed chips, spray or massage in the oil, making sure to coat them evenly.
  • Next, lay the kale leaves in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Finally, air fry for 3 minutes at 375 F degrees or until they get crispy.


How to bake kale chips in oven 

To start, wash and dry the kale. Once they are dry, remove the leaves from the stems and then spread the oil and seasonings on the leaves.

Next, place them in your oven at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 20 to 30 minutes or until edges start browning.

Notes

  • Don’t skip the oil spray, this helps to crisp them up.
  • Make sure to make the chips about the same size.
  • Once they get crispy, take them out of the oven or air fryer to avoid burning them.

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