Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

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These Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are crispy, tasty, and easy to make. Consider making homemade tortilla chips in the air fryer next time instead of deep frying!

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

Homemade Tortilla Chips in the Air Fryer

I love homemade tortilla chips. They are thin, crunchy, and delicious! However, I’m not a fan of the excess oil that comes with deep frying. This recipe eliminates that. It’s possible to get the same result by cooking the tortillas in the air fryer. 

This is also a great way to use leftover corn tortillas. I also seem to have extra lying around from previous meals and this recipe prevents waste! You can air fry them and enjoy them with your favorite dip or incorporate them into a whole new meal like Chicken Fajita Nachos.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chip on a plate with guacamole

Why You’ll Love These Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

  • Gluten-free and vegan: Corn tortillas don’t include flour, lard, or any dairy products!
  • Only 3 ingredients: All you need are corn tortillas, cooking spray, and salt.
  • Quick and easy: From start to finish, this recipe takes only a few minutes.

Recipe Ingredients

With just 3 ingredients you can air fry tortilla chips at home! You will find measurements in the recipe card below. 

  • Corn tortillas: Any brand or variety will work perfectly. I cut them into triangles to resemble chips. If you are not looking for a gluten/dairy-free recipe, flour tortillas can be used as well.
  • Olive oil cooking spray: This gives you a little bit of fat to help the chips get nice and crispy. Feel free to use vegetable or canola oil spray if it’s what you have on hand.
  • Salt: Add this to taste to add flavor to your air-fried tortilla chips.
Corn tortillas stacked alongside flaky salt and olive oil spray.

How to Make Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

It’s so incredibly easy to make your tortilla chips at home with these easy-to-follow instructions. You’ll never buy store-bought chips again!

  • Preheat the air fryer. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut tortillas. Using a shark knife or pizza cutter, slice the tortillas into quarters. This should give you 4 triangles per tortilla.
  • Spray tortillas. Lightly spray both sides of each tortilla with the olive oil spray.
  • Season. Sprinkle salt over the top.
  • Air fry. Arrange them in a single layer in the air fryer. To det them crisp cook for 4-7 minutes depending on your families preferences, flipping halfway through. Repeat the process for any remaining chips.
  • Cool. Place the tortilla chips on a wire rack while they cool to ensure they stay crisp.
  • Serve. Enjoy as a garnish with your favorite meal or with a tasty dip!

Tips and Variations

  • Tortillas: Plain corn or flour tortillas are my go-to, but you can even use whole wheat, multigrain, or spinach-flavored if you like.
  • Brush oil: Don’t have cooking spray? Lightly brush the tortillas with olive oil before air frying.
  • Seasonings: Sprinkle different spices like chili powder or cayenne pepper powder for a kick, a ranch seasoning or add a sweet seasoning like a cinnamon sugar blend for a special treat.
  • Tortilla shape: Cut the tortillas into squares, strips, or any shape you like as long as they are all uniform so they cook evenly.

A bowl of pico de gallo with a side of crispy air fryer tortilla chips.

Serving Suggestions

Tortilla chips pair so well with a variety of dips! Take a look below to find some of my favorite recipes!

Storage of any leftover Homemade Tortilla Chips

Store leftover chips in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If they start to soften, crisp them up again in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 2-3 minutes.

A bowl of pico de gallo with a side of crispy air fryer tortilla chips.

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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

These Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are crispy, tasty, and easy to make. Consider making homemade tortilla chips in the air fryer next time instead of deep frying!
Servings: 4 Servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total: 17 minutes


  • 6 small tortillas corn or flour
  • Olive oil cooking spray as needed
  • Coarse salt to taste


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Using a sharp knife or a sharp pizza cutter, slice each tortilla into 4 equal pieces. The tortilla triangles should resemble pizza slices.
  • Lightly spray each cut tortilla on both sides with olive oil cooking spray. You can also use a pastry brush to brush them with a little oil. Sprinkle the corn tortilla chip pieces with coarse salt.
  • Arrange the tortilla slices in the air fryer basket. Make sure they are in a single layer and cook them in batches at 400°F for a cooking time of 4-7 minutes. Halfway through the cooking, open the air fryer basket, flip the chips, and add more salt if you like. Continue cooking them until the chips are golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove the homemade chips from the air fryer basket and allow them to cool on a wire rack for 1-2 minutes to achieve a crisp finish. Enjoy these crispy chips with tortilla soup, pico de gallo, grocery store, or homemade salsa, or any of your favorite dips.

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Small Tortillas (Corn or Flour): The choice between corn and flour tortillas is totally up to you. Corn tortillas have a slightly nutty flavor and a firmer texture, while flour tortillas tend to have a softer bite. Corn tortillas or flour can be substituted with whole wheat or multigrain corn tortillas as well as spinach-flavored flour tortillas. I used corn tortillas for this air-fried tortilla chips recipe.
Olive Oil Cooking Spray: Using a little bit of oil or cooking spray helps promote
crispiness during the air frying process. You can also use canola oil or avocado oil
sprays on your flour or yellow corn tortillas.
Coarse Salt: Coarse salt not only enhances the natural flavors of these easy air fryer tortilla chips but also contributes to their overall texture. I used kosher salt, but you can use sea salt or Himalayan salt. If you like spicy chips, a sprinkle of different seasonings like chili powder or cayenne pepper will give your crispy tortilla chips a spicy kick.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg


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