Homemade tortilla chips are far better than store-bought. Skip the greasy deep-frying and try air frying your own crispy, delicious tortilla chips! With three ingredients, it takes less than 10 minutes to concoct these delightfully crunchy tortilla chips.

Whenever the snack cravings hit, this recipe is the perfect fix.

Once you’ve mastered this recipe, you can easily mix it up: swap corn tortillas for flour, olive oil for coconut oil, and even add a sweet twist by swapping salt for cinnamon sugar.

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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2


8 small corn tortillas

1 tsp olive oil

Pinch of salt


Pizza cutter

Air Fryer

Step 1:

Using your pizza cutter, slice each corn tortilla into 6 equal pieces.

Step 2:

Place your tortilla slices in a bowl, then combine with olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Step 3:

Line your air fryer basket with the tortilla slices, but do not overlap — we want the chips to cook evenly.

Step 4:

Air fry at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes, then give them a quick toss, and air fry for an additional 5 minutes or until tortilla chips are nice and crisp.

Step 5:

Let the tortilla chips cool so they finish crisping up.

Serve and enjoy with salsa, queso, or your toppings of choice.