For the ultimate in healthy snacking, make this easy recipe for air fryer kale chips.

Made with one of the most nutritious superfoods on the planet, this crispy kale chip recipe is next-level delish!

Crispy, guilt-free, flavorful kale chips will be your new low-carb, go-to snack!

air fryer kale chips in an air fryer tray

Crispy Kale Chips

  • The air fryer makes kale chips with less oil and less mess than oven-baked or deep-fried while locking in the nutrition!
  • It is so quick to make kale chips, throw them in the air fryer any time a snack attack hits for a healthy snack.
  • Pack kale chips in a backpack or briefcase for healthy snacking all day long!
  • Superfood kale is loaded with protein, antioxidants, fiber, and B vitamins!
  • Why buy the fancy, organic brands when you can cook economical kale chips in the air fryer for a fraction of the cost?
ingredients assembled to make air fryer kale chips, including kale, olive oil, paprika, and salt and pepper

Easy Ingredients

Easy to season, homemade kale chips can be a different recipe every time! Switch them out over carb-laden croutons in soups and salads!

KALE: Any variety of kale will work for this recipe, however Lacinato kale, aka “dinosaur kale”, is easier to work with over ‘curly’ kale.

SEASONING: Try this basic recipe or keep it simple with some onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Then explore other flavor seasonings like ranch, taco, or bagel seasoning. Add some nutritional yeast for a nutrition boost or sprinkle on some parmesan cheese.

How to Make Air Fryer Kale Chips

  1. Rinse, pat dry, and remove the stems of the kale before using. Tear kale into bite-sized pieces (as described in the recipe below).
  2. Toss leaves in a bowl with oil and seasoning and place them in a single layer in the air fryer.
  3. Cook for two minutes, flip over, and cook another two minutes. Add more seasoning, if desired, and serve alone or with a dip.

Ultimate Crispy Tips

Make sure kale is dry so it crisps and not steams! Use a salad spinner after washing and then pat dry with a towel.

Air fry in a single layer (and in batches if necessary) to get maximum air circulation.

cooked kale chips in an air fryer tray

Storing Kale Chips

Keep leftover kale chips in a paper bag at room temperature for up to a week. For best results, re-crisp them in the Air Fryer.

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Air Fryer Kale Chips

These air fryer kale chips are a healthy alternative to the traditional chip.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon paprika optional


  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F.
  • Pull the leaves away from the spine and tear into chip size pieces.
  • Toss the leaves with oil and seasonings. Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 2 minutes, flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until they are crispy.
  • Toss with salt (if you want more) or any other optional seasoning.


Store in a paper bag for up to a week. You can also use a plastic bag lined with paper towels as well.
Add them back to the air fryer if they lose their crispiness.
Seasoning Tip:  The kale leaves will shrivel in the air fryer so season lightly. If you season too heavily, they will be too salty.
Kale chips will keep at room temperature for up to 1 week. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3278IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Course Snack
Cuisine American

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