Air Fryer tortilla chips

These are Mexican-approved. Air fryer tortilla chips are a healthier alternative to traditional fried chips. They are made by spraying a thin layer of oil on the tortilla chips and then air frying them. This results in a crispy and tasty chip lower in fat and calories.
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Why I love this recipe

Indulge in guilt-free snacking with these Mexican-approved air fryer tortilla chips. Swap out regular fried chips for this healthier alternative that is made by lightly coating tortilla chips with oil and then air frying them to crispy perfection.

Not only are they just as delicious as traditional chips, but they also contain fewer calories and less fat. Treat yourself to a crunchy and satisfying snack without the added guilt.

Tortilla chips are one of the most popular snacks in America. They are made from corn tortillas that are cut into small pieces and then fried. Tortilla chips are usually served with salsa, guacamole, or cheese dip.

I also use tortilla chips to make nachos, chilaquiles, and top soups, like my sopa de milpa or the vegan authentic tortilla soup.

This is a low-calorie corn tortilla chip, but equally delicious.





Corn tortillas and Air Fryer tortilla chips on a kitchen countertop.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Tortilla chips

  • Vegetable oil. I like spray avocado oil, but all vegetable oils work here. Olive oil, safflower oil. I wouldn’t recommend using coconut oil, though, as it will change the taste.
  • Which corn tortillas are the best? Any corn tortilla works here as long as it is fresh and pliable.
  • Salt. I like to use kosher salt or sea salt.

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Corn tortilla ingredients. Don’t forget to choose the best corn tortillas you can find and read the labels; some may contain additional fats, dough conditioners, or other ingredients.

Tortillas should only have masa harina, water, and a trace of lime.

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How to make tortilla chips in the oven air fryer?

  1. Cut your tortillas in eighths, use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.
  2. Lightly spray the tortilla pieces with oil and season with salt.
  3. Air fry at 400ºF for 5 minutes; shake the basket or baking sheet. Turn with kitchen tongs The pieces that need to be turned.
  4. Air Fry for 3 more minutes.

How to make tortilla chips in an over-the-counter air fryer?

  • First, preheat your air fryer to 350°F.
  • Cut corn tortillas into triangle shapes and lightly brush them with olive oil.
  • Next, add the tortilla triangles to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the chips are crispy and golden brown.
  • You may need to shake the basket every few minutes to ensure even cooking.
  • Once done, remove the chips from the air fryer and sprinkle them with a pinch of salt. Serve with your favorite dip or salsa. Enjoy!

Tips for making the best homemade tortilla chips

  • Make them in batches; do not overcrowd your baking sheet or air fryer basket.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use flour tortillas? Yes, flour tortillas work, but corn tortillas are the way we Mexicans go.

What can I use instead of cooking spray? A pastry brush would work great here. If you are brushing the oil to the corn tortilla, oil first and then cut. It will be easier.

How can I store them? After they have cooled down, store them in an airtight container in a dark, cool place.

Are tortilla chips vegan? Normally, tortilla chips are made with vegetable oil or shortening. However, if you are eating tortilla chips at a restaurant, ask the server. If you are using store-bought tortilla chips, read the label to be sure.

How long will they last? They last up to 3 days in the pantry. But they are so easy to make that I recommend making them every time you crave some chips and salsa.

Can I upgrade the flavor? Sprinkle ground cinnamon, squeeze a bit of lime juice, chili powder, or a Mexican seasoning mix.

Air Fryer tortilla chips in a bowl on a table.

Ideas to serve your tortilla chips:

A bowl and a small dish filled with crispy Air Fryer tortilla chips on a dark backdrop.

How To Make Tortilla Chips In An Air Fryer

Alejandra Graf
These are Mexican-approved. Air fryer tortilla chips are a healthier alternative to traditional fried chips. They are made by spraying a thin layer of oil on the tortilla chips and then air frying them. This results in a crispy and tasty chip lower in fat and calories.
4 de 4 votos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Basics
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5 servings
Calories 953 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil I use cooking spray.
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer if needed.
  • Cut your tortillas in eighths.
  • Lightly spray the tortilla pieces with oil on both sides and season with salt.
  • Air fry at 400ºF for 5 minutes; shake the basket or baking sheet. Turn with kitchen tongs The pieces that need to be turned.
  • Air Fry for 3 more minutes.

Notes

  • What can I use instead of cooking spray? A pastry brush would work great here. If you are brushing the oil to the corn tortilla, oil first and then cut. It will be easier.
  • How can I store them? After they have cooled down, store them in an airtight container in a dark, cool place.
  • How long will they last? They last up to 3 days in the pantry. But they are so easy to make that I recommend making them every time you crave some chips and salsa.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 953kcalCarbohydrates: 148gProtein: 25gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 4534mgPotassium: 376mgFiber: 11gSugar: 11gCalcium: 439mgIron: 11mg
Keyword corn tortillas, tortilla chips, tortillas

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