Air Fryer Pita Chips

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This air fryer pita chips recipe is so simple and so flavorful. Using the air fryer, these pitas bake up golden brown and delicious, and they make a great appetizer or snack.

Closeup shot of air fryer pita chips

Pita chips are one of the tastiest and most classic dipping items for any sauce at any get-together. This recipe for pita chips is the easiest thing you’ll ever make, and it’s absolutely delicious!

Air Fryer Pita Chips

I love the flavor of pita chips, but I’ve never loved how greasy they can be. That’s what I’m a big fan of making them in the air fryer. I get that great flavor and crispy texture without the addition of all that grease.

Closeup shot of hand holding air fryer pita chip

Ingredients

You only need a handful of simple, easy to find ingredients to make this recipe.

  • pitas
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Overhead shot of pitas next to bowl of olive oil and salt and pepper shakers

Instructions

It only takes a few simple steps and a few minutes to make these pita chips.

Step 1: On your work surface, cut pitas into small triangles.  I use a pizza cutter.

Pizza cutter being used to cut pita into quarters

Step 2: Brush olive oil over top.

Closeup shot of pita being brushed with olive oil

Step 3: Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly on top.

Step 4: Place pita pieces in your air fryer basket just so they are not touching.

Overhed shot of pita slices in air fryer basket

Step 5: Air fry at 350ºF for 4-5 minutes or until chips start to turn golden.

Overhead shot of cooked pita chips in air fryer basket

Equipment

You’ll only need a few basic pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.

  • Measuring spoons
  • Pizza cutter
  • Air fryer

Substitutions

Vegetable Oil: You can use vegetable oil in place of olive oil.

Rainbow Pepper: For more flavor, use a rainbow peppercorn mix.

Closeup shot of air fryer pita chips next to bowl of more pita chips

Options

Looking for ways to change up these air fryer pita chips? Here are some suggestions.

Spicy: Add cayenne or red pepper flakes for a kick of heat.

Dessert Pita Chips: Make a sweet version of these by sprinkling them with cinnamon and sugar.

Tips:

  • Always preheat your air fryer for proper cooking. It’s a myth that they don’t need to be preheated.
  • Remove the pita chips when they’re just golden brown. Remember, golden brown should be more golden than brown.
Closeup shot of pita chip being dipped in salsa.

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FAQ

How long do homemade pita chips last?

They’ll last in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.

What can you serve pita chips with?

All kinds of things. They make great snacks on their own, but they really shine when paired with any dip.

Why are pita chips greasy?

These aren’t. However, traditional pita chips are greasy because they’re fried in lots of oil.

Closeup shot of bowlful of pita chips

Air Fryer Pita Chips

Ready to cook these air fryer pita chips? Then print the recipe card below.

Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Pita Chips

Air Fryer Pita Chips

These air fryer pita chips are incredibly simple to make and so flavorful. They're the perfect addition to any party or get-together.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 pitas
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. On your work surface, cut pitas into small triangles.  I use a pizza cutter.
  2. Brush olive oil over top.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly on top.
  4. Place pita pieces in your air fryer basket just so they are not touching.
  5. Air fry at 350ºF for 4-5 minutes or until chips start to turn golden.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 524Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 34gCholesterol 0mgSodium 904mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 5g

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