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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

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2 ingredients are all you need to make these air fryer tortilla chips. These corn tortilla chips are crunchy, salty, and perfect for dipping.

Learn how to make tortilla chips in your air fryer. An easy homemade tortilla chip that takes minimal effort to make.

air fryer tortilla chips on a plate with salsa

Serve up these tortilla chips with homemade salsa, guacamole, or use for making nachos!

Why This Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Recipe Is A Hit...

  • restaurant style tortilla chips
  • air fried chips - without the excess oil
  • crispy
  • 2 ingredients
  • easy prep


  • Corn Tortillas
  • Salt
ingredients used for air fryer tortilla chips

How To Make

Start by cutting the tortillas into 6 wedges.

Then you will place some of the tortilla wedges into the air fryer. Make sure to leave space between each of them.

Air fry as directed until crispy. Then when they are done carefully remove and sprinkle with salt.


Make sure your chips fully cool then place your corn tortilla chips in a bag or airtight container. They will store on the counter for 2-3 days.

You will find after that the chips can go stale a bit. The tortilla chips are best fresh of course.

Variations To Recipe

  • Air Fryer Nachos - pile on shredded or cooked meat, cheese, and other nacho toppings to cooked chips. Heat until the cheese is melted.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - take cooked chips and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture right after cooking. If it won't stick spritz lightly with oil to help the sugar mixture stick.
  • Flour Tortilla Chips in Air Fryer - Skip the corn and make air fryer flour chips. They will be crispy, light, and so delicious. For a healthy tortilla chip reach for low carb tortillas.
air fryer chips

Expert Tips

Helpful tips and tricks on how to make tortilla chips from tortillas in the air fryer.

  • Make sure to leave space between the chips. Or they will not air fry evenly.
  • If you find they are not crisping up the way you want, consider adding a spritz of oil to the chips.
  • This recipe works with flour or corn tortillas. Try making it with homemade flour tortillas.
  • Allow chips to fully cool before storing, or condensation can build and soften the chips in the container.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use this recipe for baked tortilla chips?

Absolutely! Just take your chips and place them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Cook at 400 degrees until the chips have gotten crispy.

Do tortilla chips have gluten?

Some tortilla chips can have gluten depending on if they are made with corn or flour shells. You will want to read the package before buying as some foods are made in factories that contain gluten.

Can you fry flour tortillas?

You can indeed fry flour tortillas if you would like. Just heat the oil to 350 degrees, then cook until they are golden brown in color. Place the cooked tortillas on a paper towel-lined plate.

Can dogs eat tortilla chips?

Dogs should not eat tortilla chips. While they can digest corn, it is something I don't recommend feeding your dog.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

air fryer chips

If you love how hot restaurant tortilla chips taste right out of the fryer, but you rather order a salad to avoid eating more trans fats, this Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Recipe is perfect for you. You can mimic restaurant chips' taste by cooking tortillas in the Instant Pot Duo. Once you try these and see how deliciously tasty and easy they are to make, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them before!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Supplies to make the easiest Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

Ingredients for a healthy Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Recipe


    1. Cut the tortillas into 6 equal slices making triangular chips.

    2. Stack in air fryer basket leaving room for air to flow around chips.

    3. Cook on 400 for 4 minutes 3-4 times, shaking the chip between intervals.

    4. Once cooked, transfer the chips to a paper towel-lined plate and let them chill for 5-10 minutes.

    5. Enjoy with your favorite sauce or dip!


Suggestions for your Air Fryer Tortilla Chips:

  • Try adding a little cooking spray of olive or avocado oil before cooking to give them a nice golden color.
  • If you like different flavors try using a pinch of chili powder for a spicy taste, or cinnamon & sugar for a sweet treat, or some cheese powder or complete seasoning for other salty flavors.
  • You can serve this healthy Tortilla Chips with Guacamole, Hummus, Cheese Dip, or similar sauces.


  • Can dogs have tortilla chips? No, it is not recommended to feed your dog with corn chips or corn tortillas, he's likely to suffer from serious health complications.
  • Can cats have tortilla chips? In a nutshell, tortilla chips are safe for cats, as long as one or two, not a whole bag. Also depends on the quality of the corn, and if it is only corn without any special ingredients, so please, avoid feeding your cat with corn chips seasoned with extra flavors.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 39Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1594mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 1g

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