How to Make Air-Fryer Tortilla Chips

Ready for a healthy crunch? You can make air-fryer tortilla chips with way less oil than deep-fried tortilla chips!

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Have you ever had a craving for chips and salsa? Air-fryer tortilla chips make for the perfect single-serve snack! You can crisp up as many chips as you please. You need only three ingredients: corn tortillas, cooking spray and salt.

Enjoy them as a simple snack with guacamole, tossed in tortilla soup for a delicious dinner or piled high to make homemade nachos!

How to Make Air-Fryer Tortilla Chips

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  • Corn tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt

Tools You’ll Need

  • Air fryer: This Beautiful Kitchenware air fryer is one of our Test Kitchen’s favorites. It’s pretty and powerful—and perfect for this project.
  • Oil spray bottle: You can use your favorite cooking spray, but a bottle like this lets you choose exactly what brand and type of oil you want to use.
  • Chef’s knife: Make sure you have a large sharp knife to cut your tortillas.


Step 1: Slice your tortillas

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For a small batch meant for 1-2 people, 4 tortillas are plenty to start with. Stack tortillas on top of each other and shape into triangles by slicing once horizontally and then again vertically.

Step 2: Arrange in air fryer

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Transfer tortilla pieces to the air-fryer basket and arrange in a single layer. You may have to work in batches.

Step 3: Spray with cooking oil

Spray a generous coating of cooking oil over each tortilla slice, then sprinkle with salt. If you don’t have cooking spray, you can brush each slice with oil instead.

Step 4: Air-fry tortilla chips

Set the air fryer to 350°F and cook for 8-10 minutes. Keep a close eye on your chips, as some will cook closer to the 8-minute mark while others will take the full 10 minutes to crisp up.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy

Once tortilla chips are crispy, remove from the air fryer and serve with homemade pico de gallo or store-bought salsa!

Your air-fried tortilla chips are best served immediately, but if you have leftovers, let them cool completely, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Tips for Making Air-Fried Tortilla Chips

  • Don’t overcrowd the air-fryer basket. Work in batches to allow tortilla chips to lay flat in a single layer.
  • If the chips start blowing around in the air fryer, place a trivet on top to help keep them in place.
  • Cooking times may vary depending on what type of air fryer you use, adjust accordingly.
  • Make tortilla chips in the oven instead by baking at 400°F for 6-8 minutes.
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Jenna Urben
Jenna is a food blogger focused on sharing allergy-friendly recipes. Her favorite ingredients include sweet potatoes, chickpeas and squash.