Skip the unhealthy high-fat corn chips from the store and learn how to make chips out of tortillas in the air fryer in this super easy homemade chip hack!
No last-minute rush to the store when you realise you’re out of chips when you can make your own air fryer tortilla chips in under 10 minutes! Serve them with your favourite dips or load them up like nachos.
There is nothing worse than when you have a craving for guacamole and corn chips, only to realise you don’t have any corn chips!
Not to worry – you can make your own tortilla chips using flour tortillas or corn tortillas in the air fryer!
This simple chip hack takes no time at all to create your own healthier alternative to corn chips at home. Not only are they perfectly crunchy for serving with dip.
You can also season them any way you please too!
These are a great addition to your favourite Mexican recipes, such as these teriyaki chicken tacos or Mexican potato casserole.
How To Make Tortilla Chips In The Air Fryer
To make your own homemade tortilla chips, all you need is tortilla wraps. Plain flour tortilla wraps work fine and this is what I usually use to make our air fryer tortilla chips.
However, you can also use corn tortillas, whole grain tortillas or any flavoured wraps as well. They would be great with spinach wraps for something different.
Or if you like to make your own homemade tortillas, you can do this from scratch too. But if you’re short on time or want to keep it super easy, pre-made flour tortillas is all you need!
Making snacks in the oven is so quick! Just like these sweet potato fries or onion rings!
3-step Air Fryer Instructions: How To Turn Wraps Into Tortilla Chips
STEP ONE: Add your desired seasoning by mixing with a little olive oil and brushing on each side of your tortillas. Cut the tortilla wraps into chip shapes.
Tip: I use kitchen scissors to cut my flour tortillas into shape because it is easier than cutting them with a knife and literally takes 30 seconds!
STEP TWO: Add your tortilla chips to the air fryer and cook for approximately 6-7 minutes on 180 degrees celsius. Check them after a couple of minutes to shake up the basket to help them cook evenly.
STEP THREE: Once they are golden and crispy, remove from the air fryer basket and add any extra seasoning you wish to use over the top of your tortilla chips. Serve and enjoy!
The printable recipe card with a FULL ingredients list and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
Seasoning For Tortilla Chips
We typically don’t add seasoning to our tortilla chips if we are serving with dip, however, if you want a little extra flavour, it’s simple to do. Especially if you want to add a little spice to your flour tortilla chips.
Some great options for seasoning tortilla chips are:
- Chilli flakes
- Garlic powder
You can add seasoning to your homemade corn tortilla chips after they are baked.
Or for an extra-strong flavour punch, mix up your seasoning in a bowl with a little olive oil and brush on both sides of your tortillas before you cut them into chips.
Check out these easy air fryer recipes for beginners if you are a new an air fryer owner or are ready to try some new inspiration in the kitchen!
Tortilla Chip Serving Ideas
Making corn tortilla chips means you can enjoy them in all the same ways you would typically enjoy corn chips. Dip them into salsa or serve with a variety of dips. Guacamole is my favourite, but the options are endless!
Turn them into healthier nachos, loaded with ground meat, salsa, sour cream, cheese and guacamole.
Place your tray under the grill to melt the cheese on top before serving.
Or simple switch out your usual favourite chips from the store with your own air-fried chips and your choice of seasoning as a lower-calorie alternative to your go-to savoury snack!
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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
Enjoy tortilla chips made in your air fryer in minutes using flour tortillas & your choice of seasoning.
- 2 flour or corn tortillas
- Optional: Seasoning of your choice
- Cut flour tortillas into chip-sized pieces.
- Add to air fryer basket and cook for approximately 6-7 minutes at 180C (350F) or until golden & crispy.
- If you wish to add seasoning to your tortillas, mix up your seasoning in a small bowl with a small amount of olive oil and brush on both sides of your tortillas before cutting.
Optional: If you wish to add seasoning to your tortillas, mix up your seasoning in a small bowl with a small amount of olive oil and brush on both sides of your tortillas before cutting.
Tip: Use kitchen scissors to cut your tortillas into chips quickly.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 101gFiber: 4gSugar: 0gProtein: 14g
These figures are provided as an approximate guide only.