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Air Fryer Potato Chips Recipe

This is actually the most magical recipe I’ve ever created.

Not that I personally had to do a lot, since the AIR FRYER does it ALL.

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But, Imma take credit for these crispy-crunch-almost-oiless AIR FRYER CHIPS ANYWAY.

Guys. HOLD THE PHONE. Did you read that? CHIPS. That are CRISPY AND CRUNCY AND ADDICTINGLY SALTY AND YUM, withouuuuuuut much oil.

Like, just a little SPRITZ and POOF – THE CRUNCH.

Crave able-crispy chip magic that is secretly not-so-bad for you and made of only 2 INGREDIENTS.

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Really, we could say one ingredient ‘cause I am willing to bet BIG MONEY that real-life-you already has salt and some kind of oil spray on your counter right as you read this VERY POST.

Pantry staples friends. This recipe is pretty much MADE OF THEM.

We talked about my obsession with the air fryer in the low carb whole30 paleo salmon cakes and, I am at it again. This is NOT the kind of contraption that is really super exciting for, liiiike, 1 week and then it sits on your shelf, turning into a coat hanger and collecting dust because the novelty wears off.

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I’m looking at you Instant Pot.

Yours probably isn’t a coat hanger though. That’s probably just my own terrible organization skills.

I have used this magical device MULTIPLE times a week since I got it for Christmas. It really GETS my inner self. that loves fried food. but also likes to feel like I am making better for me choices most of the time. You know this inner part of me because I am A-L-S-O willing to bet BIG MOOLAH that this is also a part of real-life YOU TOO.

Real talk: making crispy-crunchy-wholesome potato chips in the air fryer IS RLY RLY magical in the sense that it’s super easy and really does not require chip-munching-you to do a lot of, well, ANYTHING.

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Except slicing potatoes SUPER THIN. Pro tip: use a mandolin. Will literally save your life and allow you to experience perfectly crispy chip BLISS.

How-EV-er, I tested multiple (read: 15. No lie) batches of chips with different variables: thickness, cooking time ETC, so I’ve got the LOW DOWN and secrets on how to make potato chips in the air fryer:

Slice ‘em THIN. Like, we just talked about, use the mandolin or else this could be a very tedious, annoying process and you’ll just end up buying chips. THIS DEFEATS THE PURPOSE.

File 1 Air Fryer Potato Chips

Cook them until you think they could probably use a minute OR LESS more of cooking time, because the outsides are brown and CRUNCHY, but a VERY small part in the center has a little give.


Let the chips sit on the counter overnight.

The next day, EAT THEM ALL. Orrr, exercise self-control and store them in an airtight container.

But, that’s boring.

Letting them sit overnight probably sounds silly, but it is KEY.

File 2 Air Fryer Potato Chips

I tried to cook these potatoes COMPLETELY at once, so they were crunchy all over.

But, this resulted in air fryer potato chips that tasted BURNED and BAD.

Undercooking = yummy, salty, but not bitter and burned and ICK.

Sitting overnight = perfect, light, airy CRISPY.

Doin’ the munch. Doin’ the crunch.

Doin’ the healthy air fryer potato chip dance all day long.

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Air Fryer Potato Chips Recipe

Taylor Kiser
Air Fryer potato chips are made for snacking! Healthier than your standard chip, these crisp bites are easy to make at home.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 72.5 kcal


  • 1 Russet Potato very thinly sliced, about 400 grams
  • Grapeseed Oil Cooking Spray or any high-heat oil spray, not olive oil
  • Sea Salt


  • Use a paper towel to press out as much of the moisture from the potatoes slices as possible.
  • Spray the mesh basket of your air fryer with the oil spray and place the potatoes in a single layer inside. You will have to do this in batches.
  • Spray the tops of the potatoes with the oil spray and sprinkle with salt. Turn your air fryer to 450°F and cook until the edges of the potatoes are golden brown and crisp, and the insides of the potatoes still have some lighter-colored, VERY slightly soft spots, about 10-15 minutes, depending on how thin your potatoes are.
  • Remove the chips from the air fryer and let them crisp up on the counter overnight.


Calories: 72.5kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gSodium: 10.5mgFiber: 1.75gSugar: 0.75g
Keyword Air Fryer, Family Meals and Snacks, Healthy, Party Food, Potatoes, Snacks
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