Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Looking for a fast and easy Crispy Kale Chips Recipe? I recently made some awesome kale chips with my new Philips Airfryer and I am sharing the recipe below.

The Philips Airfryer is a brilliant countertop appliance that uses rapid air technology to drastically reduce the amount of fat or oil used by approximately 80% when making meals. I have been using it all the time and I love it!

Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Kale is known for being an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, and copper; a very good source of vitamin B6, fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin B2; and a good source of iron, magnesium, vitamin B1, omega-3 fats, phosphorus, protein, folate, and vitamin B3.  Kale chips are a great alternative to regular chips when you get cravings for something crunchy!

Here’s the easy Crispy Kale Chips Recipe:

Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Easy Airfried Kale Chips

Easy Airfried Kale Chips


  • 1 Head of Kale
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Soya Sauce


* Remove the centre steam of the kale.
* Tear the kale up into 1 1/2" pieces.
* Wash clean and dry thoroughly.
* Toss with the olive oil and soya sauce.
* Fry in the airfryer at 200 degrees for 2 to 3 minutes, tossing the leaves halfway through.


Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

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53 responses to “Crispy Kale Chips Recipe”

  1. Anna Morin — April 9, 2014 @ 11:21 am (#)

    yum! love kale chips

    • Jess Canadian — December 21, 2014 @ 1:17 am (#)

      Thanks for the recipe!
      I’ve been doing kale chips at 180 C for 5 minutes.
      Will try it your way in the AirFryer.

      I also made apple chips today. This gadget is handy!

  2. Anastasia — April 9, 2014 @ 11:52 am (#)

    I need to get an airfryer, looks wonderful

  3. sarah sar — April 10, 2014 @ 7:18 pm (#)

    I want this fryer! Never heard of kale chips but now I want some yum!

  4. Erika B — April 11, 2014 @ 12:53 pm (#)

    Oh wow this is one awesome fryer! I want one. My SIL makes kale chips all the time, I would love to try them, heard so much about them. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Heidi Carlson-reid — April 12, 2014 @ 7:59 pm (#)

    I was wondering how to make these. They sound delish!

  6. Melinda L. — April 13, 2014 @ 5:12 pm (#)

    Hmmm kale chips… I’m not sure what to think about this…guess I should try it out eventually

    • Angela V — April 13, 2014 @ 8:03 pm (#)

      They are delicious Melinda 🙂

      • Melinda L. — April 14, 2014 @ 7:13 am (#)

        Seems like you are a huge fan Angela. I will give this a try before I decide whether or not I like it or not 🙂

  7. Lynda Cook — April 15, 2014 @ 3:52 am (#)

    they look so good but last time I made them, they did not turn out I couldn’t get them to go crispy

    • Angela V — April 15, 2014 @ 7:11 am (#)

      Did you use an Airfryer Lynda or did you bake them?

      • Lynda Cook — April 15, 2014 @ 7:44 am (#)

        I baked them and I followed the recipe I had but it seemed like they were in the oven forever and when I took them out they still didn’t crisp, I don’t understand because everyone else seems to have no problems, I have an Actifry but I don’t think they would work in that either, I really need to save up my money because I would love to get that Phillips Airfryer

  8. Stephanie LaPlante — April 26, 2014 @ 6:00 am (#)

    That’s quite different. I definitely need to try this.

  9. Birdiebee — May 4, 2014 @ 7:43 pm (#)

    These sound good; I am going to have to check into an air fryer. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Danielle D — May 4, 2014 @ 10:16 pm (#)

    Yumm! I’ve been trying to find a good Kale chip recipe for a while now. I think that is the most simple one that I’ve seen!

  11. Emily Linton — May 10, 2014 @ 9:06 pm (#)

    I’ve been meaning to try kale chips for a long time – I will have to give this recipe a try! 🙂

  12. JaimeeM — May 20, 2014 @ 9:14 am (#)

    Ohhh I think you have just rekindled my love of kale chips. Used to make them all the time and forgot about them!

  13. Darlene W — May 23, 2014 @ 6:15 pm (#)

    I don’t know if the family will like this but I might give it a try

  14. Dandi D — May 28, 2014 @ 7:54 pm (#)

    These look so yummy and healthy!

  15. ellen beck — June 16, 2014 @ 10:12 pm (#)

    I get kale and never know what really to do with it. I am really really trying to like it but to me they taste like greens. I might give this a try and maybe the soy will help ot.

  16. Jayne Cameron — July 27, 2014 @ 11:05 am (#)

    I Love Kale….Looking forward to trying this Recipe.

  17. Sarah Coenen — August 1, 2014 @ 7:37 am (#)

    I’ve heard wonderful reviews of kale chips but have yet to try! Must make them!

  18. craftyone — August 9, 2014 @ 1:02 am (#)

    I like eating crispy kale; I usually add shiitake mushrooms in the pan when I bake kale.

  19. kathy downey — August 24, 2014 @ 1:30 pm (#)

    I am asking for an air fryer for Christmas…..hope Santa brings one

  20. Elizabeth Matthiesen — September 8, 2014 @ 7:40 pm (#)

    Kale is the main part of our Christmas Eve celebration dinner. I’m not that fond of it but it’s edible, surprisingly enough all my children love it and now cook my recipe for their own families.

  21. Robert Wise — October 5, 2014 @ 9:23 pm (#)

    Been meaning to try these; love kale. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. Mark+Cook — October 7, 2014 @ 11:50 pm (#)

    i like kale but haven’t tried the chips yet, gotta try this out, ty!

  23. Omid Gharipour — November 28, 2014 @ 8:38 am (#)

    Yay, I can make my own Kale Chips at Home. I love the Philips Airfryer.

  24. loucheryl — December 17, 2014 @ 5:12 pm (#)

    I have to give this a try!

  25. Theresa Hover — February 12, 2015 @ 9:19 am (#)

    Wow, I’ve never heard of any air fryer before. Usually I bake my kale chips, but they often cook unevenly. I guess this works similarly to my air-popper (which is really the ONLY way to make popcorn, it’s the best!).
    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  26. kathy downey — February 16, 2015 @ 7:43 am (#)

    I just love kale but not in a smoothie

  27. katie m — February 28, 2015 @ 9:54 am (#)

    These sound good! And a great idea for a healthy snack.

  28. kathy downey — March 2, 2015 @ 6:35 am (#)

    I do not have an Airfryer,will baking work just as good

  29. kathy downey — March 25, 2015 @ 6:56 am (#)

    I still never got to try these yet but my friend did and she liked them,wish I would have been there to try them

  30. kathy downey — May 20, 2015 @ 2:19 pm (#)

    This would make a nice healthy snack

  31. kathy downey — September 27, 2015 @ 12:30 pm (#)

    I cooked Kale in my Airfryer,they were nice and crispy and looked so delicious,but they were not for me,i will stick to kale in my salads

  32. AD — January 20, 2016 @ 6:18 pm (#)

    With this new diet I am on for food sensitivities, I have a limited list of items I can eat. Kale is one of the few things and I am a muncher or grazer. I will try this and see how it turns out. Thanks.

  33. ELLEN O MCCARTY — February 20, 2016 @ 3:27 pm (#)

    Thank you for the recipe. I made them, but they flew around in the air fryer, and got stuck to the heating element! I have the large, Avance air fryer. How did you keep the kale chips from flying around while cooking?

    • Angela V — March 13, 2016 @ 8:31 pm (#)

      Hi Ellen, that is very odd. I’ve never experience that before. Try tearing the kale up in larger pieces next time? Hope that helps!

      • ELLEN O MCCARTY — March 14, 2016 @ 5:34 pm (#)

        Thanks Angela.

      • Gail — March 7, 2017 @ 3:08 pm (#)

        I was wondering the same thing and googled “air fryer fan sucking up kale chips” to see if anyone else had the same issue! I could hear the kale chips flying around the air fryer and when I checked on them halfway through a few kale pieces literally flew out of the oven at me.

  34. Debbie White Beattie — July 25, 2016 @ 2:03 am (#)

    I bought kale chips from Costco but they tasted awful. I wonder if the homemade would taste better

    • Angela V — October 18, 2016 @ 7:29 pm (#)

      Maybe? Depends if you like kale or not 🙂

  35. Noon — December 24, 2016 @ 12:42 am (#)

    Wow, look yummy. In my country, we eat crispy Kale with fried chicken and put mayo and sliced lemon on top. I love the dish and would love to fry the ingredients with an air fryer!

  36. HEIDI C. — September 6, 2017 @ 8:02 pm (#)

    I really would love to have an air fryer. It would be so easy to make healthy snacks like these.

  37. Norma W. — September 22, 2017 @ 11:18 am (#)

    What is Soya sauce, or do you mean Soy sauce? I want to try this today, but I don’t have Soya sauce. Thank you.

  38. Elizabeth Matthiesen — October 1, 2017 @ 7:12 pm (#)

    I grew kale myself once but once only – I have never seen so many tiny caterpillars when trying to prepare it for a meal – it all ended up in the compost – yuck!

  39. Patsy — November 30, 2017 @ 9:06 am (#)

    I make these all the time,better than potato chips! Thanks :).

  40. Sandra Watts — November 30, 2017 @ 10:58 am (#)

    One of my favorite things are kale chips so I bet these are good.

  41. Rosanne Robinson — January 7, 2018 @ 8:09 am (#)

    Wish I had an air fryer, would love to try these kales chips, so easy to make & healthy too.

  42. MElissa — January 8, 2018 @ 4:15 pm (#)

    Do you think I could use frozen kale?

    • Priscilla — January 14, 2018 @ 2:24 am (#)

      Melisa Iam no expert but I think if you use frozen you would have to defrost and pat dry very good before you put in air fryer.

  43. Karen — January 16, 2019 @ 12:57 pm (#)

    Do you think an air fryer would work to fry fresh spinach? I had some at a local restaurant and it was great. I tried to deep fry at home and it was way too greasy. If yes, would you do it the same way/time as kale?

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