Love dill pickles and chips? This Air Fryer Pickle Chips recipe will bring those loves together.

These breaded chips combine the tangy taste of dill pickles with the saltiness of chips, and all in one delicious and crispy crunch. An added bonus is that all the ingredients for this recipe are so easy to find. These are the perfect snack for game day or movie night.

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Amazing Air Fried Pickles

  • Give a little extra crunch to those pickles just sitting in the refrigerator.
  • Salty and garlicky, these chips combine the best flavors.
  • The panko batter makes a crispy and crunchy coating.
  • The air fryer makes this classically fried snack a little healthier.
  • These taste a lot like dill pickle chips but without the potato!
  • Make a keto version of these chips by replacing the panko with low-carb breading. Pulse some keto crackers in the blender, and then use this for breading.

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What’s in Air Fryer Pickle Chips?

DILL PICKLES: There are many different shapes and flavors of dill pickles. There is no hard and fast rule for this recipe, except to choose the kind that you like. Dill pickles are made with dill, spices, and usually garlic. They come in a range of cuts, from spears to a whole cucumber. This recipe uses dill pickle slices, but any shape of pickle will work. Spears are another great option!

BREADING: Panko bread crumbs and seasoned bread crumbs are both great ingredients for these pickles. This breading will give the pickles a delicious crunch.

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How to Make Pickle Chips in the Air Fryer

This is a new way of enjoying those crispy and flavorful pickles in the refrigerator.

  1. Beat the eggs and salt in a small bowl
  2. Combine the breading ingredients in another bowl
  3. Dab the pickles dry, toss with flour, and dip in the egg mixture
  4. Press in the breading mixture (as per the recipe below)
  5. Air fry and enjoy!

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FAQ And Expert Tips

  • Remember that if whole pickles are being used, then it is a good idea to cut them into lengthwise or crosswise strips. Make sure that they are cut thinly and evenly. Also, pat the pickles dry. If there is too much moisture, then the breading will not adhere to the pickles.
  • The key in how to make pickle chips crispy is to not crowd the pickles in the air fryer basket. If there are a lot of chips to be made, then cook them in batches.

Can You Freeze Cooked Dill Pickle Chips?

By all means, save some of the pickles (if you can without eating them all), and then freeze some. Don’t throw all the cooked chips into the bag at once or they will freeze in a clump. Once they have cooled, spread them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place the pan in the freezer. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag.

More Snacks and Appetizes in the Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Pickle Chips

Tangy pickles in a crispy coating made in the air fryer.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 ½ cups dill pickle slices
  • cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt

Breading

  • cup panko bread crumbs
  • cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons oil any light tasting oil

Instructions 

  • Whisk eggs and seasoned salt in a small bowl (or freezer bag).
  • Combine bread crumbs, dill, and oil in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Dab pickles dry with paper towels and toss with flour.
  • Toss pickles with the beaten egg mixture and remove, allowing excess to drip off.
  • Dip into the breading mixture, gently pressing to adhere.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Place in a single layer in the basket. Cook 7-9 minutes or until golden. Repeat with remaining pickles.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 999mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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