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Air Fryer Kale Chips

Air Fryer Kale Chips are an easy, healthy snack you can make in less than 10 minutes! With just a handful of ingredients including olive oil and salt, you'll have this recipe on repeat in no time. No air fryer? No problem! I'll tell you how to make oven baked kale chips, too. 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Kale Chips
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 65kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 large bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or more as needed
  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt or more to taste


  • Pull the kale leaves off of the thick stems and wash the leaves well. Spin dry in a salad spinner if you have one, or pat dry with a clean dish cloth. Tear the kale leaves up into pieces of reasonably uniform size if necessary.
  • Place the kale into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Use your hands to work the oil into the leaves.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt.

Air Fryer Kale Chips

  • Heat your Air Fryer to 375°F / 190°C.
  • Place the kale into the basket in an even layer. A bit of overlap is totally fine as they tend to fly around a bit.
  • Air fry for 4-5 minutes, checking the kale chips after 3 minutes. Give the basket a shake and return to the air fryer to finish cooking. The kale chips should be crisp, and just turning brown when they're done.

Oven Baked Kale Chips

  • Preheat oven to 300°F / 150°C.
  • Spread the kale out into a single layer on two baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10 min, rotate pans in the oven or carefully toss the kale around. Bake for another 10 minutes, until the kale is crispy but not burnt. Cool for a few minutes before serving.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only.
  • If your kale is flying around the air fryer, you can place a rack over top of the kale to keep it in place.
  • Kale chips are best used the same day they're made, but can be cooled completely and stored for 2-3 days in an airtight container. 


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 27mg | Vitamin A: 549IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 8mg