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Make healthy Air Fryer Chips in just 15 minutes! Low-fat and satisfying with only 3 ingredients and a great alternative to deep-fried potato chips.
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Homemade Air Fryer Chips in just 15 minutes! These potato chips are low in fat and calories and all you need are some potatoes, cooking spray, and salt to create a guilt-free snack.

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Air Fryer Potato Chips are a great alternative to deep fried chips!

Our Air Fryer Chips recipe requires only 3 ingredients and makes a healthy alternative to traditional potato chips. 

Cooking potatoes in an air fryer uses far less oil than conventional deep frying or baking, which means each crispy, crunchy bite contains less fat and calories than the contents found in a store-bought bag.

Rich in vitamin C and potassium, this homemade potato chips recipe not only produces a side or satisfying snack that’s rich in complex carbohydrates, but it’s also more nutrient-dense than fast food french fries.

I love healthy air fryer recipes that rely on the hot circulating air to cook my food instead of deep frying in oil (like my air fryer french fries, air fryer chicken wings, and air fryer nachos); you get the same crunch without the greasy mess or heating up the house. 

Why we love to Air Fry Potato Chips

  • Quick and easy to cook each batch.
  • Uses only 3 ingredients plus water.
  • Air fried chips are a healthier alternative to traditional deep frying.
  • You can customize the seasonings to suit your tastes.
  • Serve on the side of sandwiches and burgers or enjoy a salty snack between meals.
  • Perfect for picnics, BBQs, summer parties, or packing in lunchboxes.
Air Fryer Chips ingredients

Air Fryer Chips Ingredients

  • Baking potatoes: I used Russet potatoes (also called Idaho potatoes) for this potato chips recipe.
  • Ice water
  • Non-Aerosol olive oil cooking spray: Make sure there are no propellants and no additives in your cooking spray.
  • Seasoned salt : I used Lawry’s brand to season my chips.
  • Fresh chopped parsley or chives (optional garnish)
hand holding Air Fryer Chips
  • Sharp knife or mandoline
  • Large bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Paper towels
  • Air fryer

How to make Potato Chips in Air Fryer

  1. Prepare Your Potatoes: Slice and soak the potatoes for 15-20 minutes. Drain the starchy ice water and rinse the potato slices under fresh cold water. Pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Cook: Spray the dried potato slices on both sides with olive oil spray. Preheat the air frier to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the potato chips for 15 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through and check your chips for the last 2-3 minutes to make sure that none of your chips are burning.
    Pro Tip: Be sure not to overcrowd, or overlap, your potato slices. You will need to make 2-3 batches of air fryer chips if you have a smaller air fryer.
  3. Season: Place your potato chips onto a serving plate and sprinkle with the seasoned salt while hot. Garnish with a fresh parsley or chives if desired.
  4. Serve: Serve immediately and enjoy!

Air Fried Potato Chips substitutions

  • Pick Your Potato: I used Russet potatoes to make my air-fried chips but you can also use Yukon Gold potatoes, red potatoes, make sweet potato chips. Keep in mind that the soak and cooking time will need to be adjusted as well as the temperature if they brown too quickly.
  • Swap The Seasoning: Feel free to use your favorite meat or veggie seasoning pack, like Cajun, taco, or ranch. You can also make up your own seasoning with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, Italian spices, or Old Bay seasoning.
  • Serve With Sauce: You can serve your chips with some ketchup, BBQ sauce, Carolina mustard BBQ sauce, or buffalo dipping sauce.
  • Flavor With Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle some fresh herbs on the chips, such as parsley, chives, rosemary, or cilantro.

Tips For Making The Best Air Fryer Chips

  • These air fryer potato chips are best served immediately. These will not last very well, like a store-bought potato chip, as they have no preservatives added for storage and freshness.
  • You will need to gently scrub the outside of your potatoes with cool water (no soap needed). You do not need to peel your potatoes before slicing and air frying. 
  • If you are making a large batch of air fryer potatoes, you can keep half your potato slices soaking in the cold water while you are air frying your first 1-2 batches. You can rinse and dry them as you prepare to air fry them.
  • If you have two large baking sheets, you can use one of them for drying the potato slices and the other for spraying oil onto the potato slices. This will help if you are working in batches.
  • I love the addition of seasoned salt (you can use any type of seasoned salt you enjoy), but a standard fine sea salt would be just as delicious.
air fryer potato chips

How to store Air Fried Potato Chips

  • To Store: You can store your air fryer chips in an airtight container or zip-top bag at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Air Fryer Chips in a bowl

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Potato Chips Air Fryer FAQs

Can I use sweet potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes in this recipe?

Sweet potatoes have less starch but more sugars in them than a standard russet potato. The same goes for Yukon Gold potatoes or red potatoes. You would only need to soak them for 5-10 minutes, but you would want to keep an eye on the fry time and temperature and adjust accordingly if they are starting to brown faster due to the increased sugar content.

What is the best olive oil spray to use for my chips?

Be sure you use an olive oil spray with NO Propellants and NO Additives. If you can not find a brand like this (I used Bertoli Brand), you can certainly use an extra light olive oil (about 1-2 tablespoons) to toss the soaked and dried potato chips to coat evenly. The propellants and additives from a standard can of cooking spray are not recommended for use in air fryers as the additives tend to leave an unwanted coating on the air fryer basket.

What is the best way to slice my potatoes?

You can use a sharp knife or a mandoline when slicing your potatoes. Whichever method you choose, be sure to be very careful with the blades of both, as you will need to make very thin, uniform cuts.

Do I have to soak potatoes for Air Fryer Chips?

It is very important that you do not skip the ice water bath for the potato slices. This step not only helps to prevent the potatoes from oxidizing and turning brown, but it also helps to remove as much of the potato starches as possible and prevents pieces from sticking together. This is the key to cooking nice crisp chips.

After soaking your potatoes, make sure to drain them well and pat them dry with paper towels. Otherwise, you may end up with steamed potatoes instead of crispy chips.

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Potato Chips Air Fryer Recipe

Serves — 5
Make healthy Air Fryer Chips in just 15 minutes! Low-fat and satisfying with only 3 ingredients and a great alternative to deep-fried potato chips.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large baking potatoes Russet potatoes, sliced into ⅛-inch slices
  • 6 cups ice water
  • Non-Aerosol olive oil cooking spray no propellants and no additives
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt Lawry’s brand
  • Optional garnish – fresh chopped parsley or chives

Instructions
 

  • Place the thinly sliced potatoes into a large bowl with the ice water.
  • Allow the potato slices to soak for 15-20 minutes. This helps to remove as much of the potato starch as possible.
  • Drain the starchy ice water and rinse the potato slices under fresh cold water.
  • Place the potato slices onto a large baking sheet lined with paper towels, and spread them into an even layer.
  • Using another paper towel, pat the potato slices very dry. Remove the paper towels from the tray of potatoes.
  • Spray the dried potato slices evenly, on both sides, with the olive oil spray.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F. Place a single layer of olive oil-coated potatoes into the basket of your air fryer. Be sure not to overcrowd, or overlap, your potato slices. You will need to make 2-3 batches of air fryer chips if you have a smaller air fryer.
  • Air fry your potato chips for 15 minutes. You will need to shake your basket about halfway through to make sure that all the surface area of each chip is frying. Be sure to check your chips for the last 2-3 minutes of air frying to make sure that none of your chips are burning.
  • Place your air fryer potato chips onto a serving plate and sprinkle with the seasoned salt while they are still hot.
  • You can garnish your chips with a sprinkle of fresh parsley or chopped chives if desired.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: You can store your air fryer chips in an airtight container or zip-top bag at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Tips:
  • These air fryer potato chips are best served immediately. These will not last very well, like a store-bought potato chip, as they have no preservatives added for storage and freshness.
  • You will need to gently scrub the outside of your potatoes with cool water (no soap needed). You do not need to peel your potatoes before slicing and air frying.
  • If you are making a large batch of air fryer potatoes, you can keep half your potato slices soaking in the cold water while you are air frying your first 1-2 batches. You can rinse and dry them as you prepare to air fry them.
  • If you have two large baking sheets, you can use one of them for drying the potato slices and the other for spraying oil onto the potato slices. This will help if you are working in batches.
  • I love the addition of seasoned salt (you can use any type of seasoned salt you enjoy), but a standard fine sea salt would be just as delicious.
 

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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