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Air Fryer Kale Chips are amazing! If you are looking for the perfect recipe for Kale Chips, this is one of my favorites.

Perfectly seasoned and air-fried up! They are done within minutes, and you can season them with a variety of items. Today I went with a simple Parmesan Cheese. Another great way to make these is with

If you have never made Kale Chips even in the oven, this recipe is super simple. Today, I used my Ninja Foodi to perfect a batch for a late afternoon snack. You can also make this in an air fryer basket or air fryer oven model, I have made these several times in my Instant Pot Vortex.

They are light, they are airy, and they are delicious. You can serve them with any dipping sauce, and they are KETO and low-carb friendly. So, everyone can enjoy them!


What Are Kale Chips?

Love kale but hate the hassle of prepping it? Well, look no further! Kale chips are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional chips that everyone will love. They’re perfect for parties or as an easy snack on the go. Plus, they’re really easy to make – all you need is some kale, oil, and salt. So next time you’re looking for a quick and tasty snack, give kale chips a try!

Can You Make Kale Chips In THe Air fryer?

Making kale chips in air fryer is so easy! You only need a few basic ingredients, some oil, to help them crisp up. And your air fryer! Pretty soon you will be a master!

Below is my foolproof recipe for kale chips in air fryer!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Kale Chips

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Parmesan Kale Chips
  • Kale: Use fresh kale, that has been washed.
  • Oil: You can use any high-heat oil, such as olive oil, grapeseed oil or sesame oil I used olive oil because it has a neutral taste.
  • Sesaonings: Salt, and Black Pepper.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Optional

How To Prep Kale For Chips

Start by washing and drying off your Kale leaves. The key is to use a kitchen towel or paper towels to fully dry them off, which will allow them to perfectly crisp up.

How To Cut Kale For Kale Chips

Kale comes with large leaves with a huge spine in the middle. You do not typically eat the spine, as it is very bitter.

So use a sharp knife cut the leaves from the spine.

How To Make Kale Chips In The Air Fryer

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Start by dicing up your clean, and dried kale into bite-size pieces.

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How To Air Fry Kale Chips

As you cut them up, place them in a large mixing bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper, and grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Then place in the air fryer basket or on an air fryer tray, and set the temperature to 370 degrees F, for 4 minutes.

Air Fryer Parmesan Kale Chips

Pro Tips:

  • Flying Around The Air Fryer? If you find that your kale chips fly around the basket, or you think they will, place a metal trivet or rack over them so they do not fly around.
  • Seasonings: Season these with a variety of spices and seasonings. 

Seasonings For Kale Chips

There are so many ways to season kale chips, you can go with anything, from a simple salt and pepper seasoning, to some other ones, including:

  • Ranch
  • Dorito
  • Taco

Are Kale Chips Healthy?

Kale chips are very healthy. They are packed with vitamins, including high beta-carotene and Vitamin C.

Since you are not using much oil, this is a very healthy snack that the entire family will love.

How to Them From Flying Around in Air Fryer

Depending on your air fryer model, you may need to put something over your kale chips.

This will prevent them from blowing around. I usually add a trivet to mine, but you can also add a rack over them.

Remember, kale chips flying into the heating element will be a fire hazard, as you really don’t want anything to hit the heating element, which will cause it to burn.

How Do You Keep Them Crispy?

There is nothing worse than a batch of soggy kale chips. If you want to keep them crisp, place them into a vacuum-sealed bag.

Exposing them to the air will cause them to wilt.

How To Store Kale Chips

If you have any leftover kale chips, let them cool down completely, and then place them into an airtight container. They will last for 2 to 3 days. After that, they will become mushy. Remember to keep them in a cool dark place.

Dehydrated Kale Chips Recipe

Looking for an easy kale chips recipe dehydrator, here are the simple steps. This recipe includes kale chips dehydrator recipe nutritional yeast, but you can always omit it.

  1. Wash and dry your kale leaves.
  2. Dice your kale into small chip size pieces.
  3. Add the kale to a small bowl, and add the olive oil, and seasonings, mix well coating your kale.
  4. Place your kale into the food dehydrator and set the temperature to 125 degrees F, for 2 to 3 hours, or until the chips are dry.

More Easy Air Fryer Keto Recipes:

Love this recipe for air fried kale chips, here are some other great and easy recipes for keto-friendly snacks!

  • Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Zucchini: What could be better than air fryer bacon-wrapped zucchini? This easy 2-ingredient recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight meal. The bacon crisps up in the air fryer, while the zucchini stays tender and juicy. So good, you’ll forget you’re eating healthy!
  • Air Fryer Ahi Tuna: Do you have an air fryer? If not, do you plan on getting one anytime soon? They are all the rage right now and for good reason. With the air fryer, you can cook amazing meals in a fraction of the time it would take in your oven. Today we’re going to show you how to make air fryer ahi tuna. This is a healthy and delicious meal that is perfect for any occasion.

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Air Fryer Kale Chips

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


Air Fryer Kale Chips are amazing! If you are looking for the perfect recipe for Kale Chips, this is one of my favorites.


  • 4 cups kale
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese, optional
  • 1 teapsoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Start by dicing up your kale into bite-size (a bit bigger) bites.
  • As you cut them up, place them in a large mixing bowl, along with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Then place in the air fryer basket or on an air fryer tray, and set the temperature to 370 degrees F, for 4 minutes, air fryer setting
  • Scoop to a bowl and enjoy!


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Serving: 1gCalories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 220mgPotassium: 246mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 6738IUVitamin C: 63mgCalcium: 216mgIron: 1mg

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