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5 from 3 votes

Air Fryer Kale Chips

These easy air fryer kale chips are delicious, quick and easy! Make them at home in your Instant Pot Air Fryer for a healthy snack.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 105kcal


Basic Kale Chips

  • pound kale, stems removed + leaves roughly chopped
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil Or use your favorite oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Seasonings (Mix + Match As Desired):

  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • teaspoon red chili flakes OR cayenne powder
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds OR Everything But the Bagel seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Indian curry powder or smoked paprika


  • Rinse kale and dry in a salad spinner.
    If you don't have a salad spinner, lay kale on a towel and pat dry.
  • Preheat air fryer to 300°F.
  • Add kale to a bowl. (I dry the salad spinner bowl and use that.)
    Toss kale with olive oil, and then sprinkle with salt and your seasoning of choice. Massage the kale with your hands to coat with the oil and seasoning.
  • Add half the kale to the air fryer basket. Add the air fryer shelf, and top with the remaining kale.
  • Put the air fryer lid in place, and air fry for 8 minutes at 300°F, or 9 minutes at 300°F for extra crispy chips.
    The Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid will beep halfway through the cook time and tell you to turn the food. For this recipe, you do not need to turn the kale.
    Check kale after 8 minutes. If it isn't crisp, air fry 1-2 more minutes.
    Note that not all air fryers alike, so the exact cook time for your air fryer model may vary.
  • Serve chips immediately, or store in a loosely covered container at room temperature for 2-3 days.


First, be aware that this recipe was written specifically for the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid.  If you’re using a different air fryer, the temperature and time should work, but you may need to adjust the recipe cook time for your specific machine.
My kale chips are soggy. 
Make sure to thoroughly dry the kale after rinsing.  Try increasing the cook time by 1-2 minutes.
I didn't use enough seasoning + my kale chips are bland. Add more seasoning after baking, and remember next time to add more before baking.  I like adding extra nutritional yeast after baking even when I added enough seasoning from the beginning!
Nutrition information assumes kale chips are seasoned with only oil, salt, and nutritional yeast.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1189mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5738IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg