Air-Fryer Kale Chips

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Harvesttime means big bunches of kale from local farmers. These crunchy air-fryer kale chips are delicious, super healthy and easy to make. I make them with seasoning to take the flavor up a notch. For extra zip, add a dash of cayenne pepper. —Luanne Asta, Hampton Bays, New York
Air-Fryer Kale Chips Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 bunch kale, washed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • Sea salt, to taste


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. Remove tough stems from kale and tear leaves into large pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add olive oil and massage into leaves, coating evenly. Sprinkle kale with seasoning and salt. In batches, arrange leaves in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket.
  2. Cook until crisp and just starting to brown, 5-7 minutes. Let stand at least 5 minutes before serving.

Air-Fryer Kale Chips

How should you grease the air fryer to make kale chips?

Depending on the type of air fryer you're using, you may only need a light spritz of cooking spray on the bottom grate to help the food brown. However, if you find your kale chips sticking, reapply the cooking spray in between batches. Here are more air-fryer cooking tips you should keep in mind as you go.

How else can you season air-fryer kale chips?

These air-fryer kale chips use Old Bay for a slightly spicy taste, but kale is versatile and will hold a variety of spices and flavors very well. Try tossing the kale in lemon juice before cooking for brightness, or garlic salt for a more savory flavor. Check out some of our other kale recipes for more flavor inspiration.

What's the best way to store air-fryer kale chips to keep them crispy?

It's best to eat these kale chips fresh, but they should last 1 to 2 days in a well-sealed bag or container. Once fried, they shouldn't get soggy, but you can always throw them back in the air fryer for a few quick minutes to revive them. If you loved these air-fryer kale chips, try more healthy kale recipes that will make you feel good!

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 101 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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