Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

These 3-ingredient Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are quick and easy to make, super crunchy, and light. They’re perfect for dunking in salsa, guacamole, hummus, and more!

These Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are a delicious and easy snack you can make in minutes. Thanks to the air fryer, these homemade chips cook so quickly and always turn out crispy without needing much oil. So, they’re a healthy-ish snacking option!

Dunk them in all kinds of dips, like chipotle salsa or harissa hummus, or enjoy them as a simple and salty snack.

All you need are 3 ingredients to make air fryer tortilla chips:

  1. Corn tortillas
  2. Olive oil
  3. Salt

It doesn’t get much easier than that! Never again will a heaping bowl of guacamole or cheesy enchilada dip be lonely with these homemade tortilla chips by their side. The best part? No more dealing with messy deep fryer oil or long baking times again!

How to make tortilla chips in the air fryer

Stack the corn tortillas on top of each other and slice them like a pizza. You should have 8 equal wedges when you’re done. 

Lightly spray the chips with oil and sprinkle salt on top.

Arrange the tortilla wedges in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook until they’re crispy, making sure to toss the batch halfway through. Serve with dip and enjoy! 

Tortilla cut into wedges in air fryer basket.

Tips and tricks

  • To get uniform tortilla chips, only air fry one tortilla (or 8 wedges) at a time.
  • Or you can speed things up by cooking 3 tortillas at a time. This is quicker but will result in chips that aren’t as uniform. Make sure to shake the basket every 2 minutes so they all cook and crisp evenly!
  • Make sure you have an oil spritzer on standby so the tortilla wedges can be coated evenly.
  • If you don’t have an oil spritzer, use a pastry brush to brush the oil on the uncut tortillas first.
  • Hit the chips with tons of flavor when they’re done! Once they come out of the air fryer, squeeze some lime juice on top or toss them in a seasoning mix. My favorite is 1 teaspoon each of chili powder and cumin, or my homemade taco seasoning.

FAQ

Can you make tortilla chips out of flour tortillas?

Corn tortillas will produce slightly crispier chips but both corn and flour tortillas can be used.

Can you make homemade tortilla chips without oil?

Yes! Simply omit the oil if you’d prefer oil free tortilla chips.

Why aren’t my tortilla chips crunchy?

This can happen when you don’t work in batches or pile too many tortilla wedges on top of each other in the air fryer. The air and heat won’t circulate around the chips, resulting in them steaming instead of air frying.

Can you bake tortilla chips instead?

Yes! Just use my baked tortilla chips recipe instead.

How do you store homemade tortilla chips?

Store your tortilla chips in an airtight container after they’ve cooled completely. They’ll stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Air fryer tortilla chips in basket.

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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Recipe

Extreme close up of tortilla chips in air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

These 3-ingredient Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are quick and easy to make, super crunchy, and light. They’re perfect for dunking in salsa, guacamole, hummus, and more!
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • Olive oil spray (or avocado oil spray)
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  • Slice tortillas into 8 equal wedges.
  • Lightly spray with oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Preheat air fryer to 340-degrees.

Single Layer (for flat chips):

  • Arrange tortilla wedges in a single layer (you will need to work in batches) and cook for 6-8 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Multiple Layer (faster – curly chips):

  • You can also cook 3 tortillas at once. They won’t be in a single layer, so you will need to toss them every 2 minutes to ensure more even cooking. Also, they won’t cook flat like the chips cooked in a single layer, however, you can cook more chips at once this way.

Notes

Store your tortilla chips in an airtight container after they’ve cooled completely. They’ll stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week.
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Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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