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Easy Air Fryer Kale Chips

Easy Air Fryer Kale Chips is a quick snack recipe that’s also low carb and keto friendly. Serve these with grated parmesan cheese for flavor. You can also make the chips with no oil if you wish.

air fryer kale chips on a white plate with parmesan cheese

Are Kale Chips Healthy?

Kale is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals, these include beta-carotene and vitamin C. It can also help lower cholesterol. You can read more about The Benefits of Kale here.

To keep the chips on the healthy side be sure to use an oil that’s loaded with healthy monounsaturated fat like olive oil or avocado oil. You can also make these without oil.

raw kale for air fryer kale chips in glass bowl

How to Make Kale Chips in Air Fryer

  1. Decide if you want to make the chips with or without oil. I toss my fresh kale in a tablespoon of olive oil and then sprinkle salt and pepper throughout.
  2. Place the kale on the air fryer basket. Air fry for 5 minutes.
  3. Open the air fryer and toss the kale. Cook for an additional 2 minutes and open and sprinkle parmesan throughout.
  4. Air fry for an additional 2-3 minutes or until crisp.
raw kale for air fryer kale chips in glass bowl

Air Fryer Temperature

I like to use 270 degrees.

raw kale for kale chips in air fryer

Air Fryer Cook Time

I like to use a total cook time of about 10 minutes. Adjust your timing based on how crisp you want the chips to be.

raw kale for kale chips in air fryer

How to Them From Flying Around in Air Fryer

With my Cosori Air Fryer I did not have this problem, but every air fryer brand is different. If you have an air fryer with a really loud motor, this may happen.

To prevent it, place a trivet over the kale chips to keep them from flying around. If you have an air fryer grill basket that will work, too.

kale chips in air fryer

Oil Free Chips in Air Fryer

You can omit the olive oil used in the recipe and the kale will still crisp. Olive oil provides more flavor and an additional crunch.

air fryer kale chips on a white plate with parmesan cheese

Calories

The chips have 61 calories per serving.

How Do You Keep Them Crispy?

If you store the chips in plastic bags they will lose their crisp and may become soggy. I recommend using a vacuum sealer. This is the one I recommend. You can also store the chips in paper as opposed to plastic.

person holding air fryer kale chips

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Easy Air Fryer Kale Chips

Easy Air Fryer Kale Chips is a quick snack recipe that's also low carb and keto friendly. Serve these with grated parmesan cheese for flavor. You can also make the chips with no oil if you wish.
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Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer kale chips, air fryer snacks, kale chips in air fryer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 61kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz fresh kale ribs removed and chopped into large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese I used fresh parmesan that I finely grated myself.

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the kale and olive oil and sprinkle the salt and pepper to taste throughout.
  • Place the kale in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the kale on 270 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer and shake the basket. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer and sprinkle the parmesan cheese throughout. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.

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Notes

  • To garnish the chips you can sprinkle additional grated cheese.
  • Kale will wilt down a ton. It may look like you are adding a lot to the air fryer basket, but it will wilt. 
  • With my Cosori Air Fryer I did not have a problem with the kale flying around in the air fryer, but every air fryer brand is different. If you have an air fryer with a really loud motor, this may happen.To prevent it, place a trivet over the kale chips to keep them from flying around. If you have an air fryer grill basket that will work, too.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g
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Recipe Rating




Marisa

Thursday 15th of April 2021

The best kale chips ever!! So quick, so crispy. I never get them like this in the oven. Definitely a keeper. It took 8 mins in my air fryer and they were perfect

staysnatched

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

So glad you enjoyed them!

Angela

Saturday 13th of March 2021

I made it with cajun seasoning and red flakes pepper. Also delicious.

staysnatched

Saturday 13th of March 2021

Sounds great!

Abby

Thursday 4th of February 2021

These are perfect! Used an instant pot duo crisp air fryer and time and temp were perfect... no burned chips!

staysnatched

Monday 8th of February 2021

That's so good to hear!

Laura

Friday 22nd of May 2020

I have an instant plot duo… I followed the instructions until adding the Parmesan …I raised the temperature to 300 and gave it 3 minutes…came out perfect…the air fryer on the Duo needs a little tweaking when it comes to regular air fryer recipes

staysnatched

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Thanks for sharing!

Catherine

Saturday 22nd of February 2020

Hi, have you ever tried making a version with 1 calorie spray oil? I am looking for a recipe that is near to fat free please? Thank you.

staysnatched

Saturday 22nd of February 2020

No, I don’t use that. I’m sure it will work fine.