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Simple Air Fryer Pita Chips

Simple air fryer pita chips are they perfect addition to any dip or appetizer. White or whole wheat pitas tossed in a simple seasoning blend and air fried until crispy. These remind me exactly of restaurant style fried pita chips, without the mess of oil! Serve with spinach artichoke dip, fresh salsa, layered dips, or along side grain bowls. The perfect air fryer recipe for game days!

Crispy air fryer pita chips make a delicious snack!

Highlights of this easy air fryer recipe:

  • Super quick recipe
  • Great addition to appetizers
  • Budget friendly
  • Healthier alternative to store-bought pita chips
  • Customizable
  • Kid friendly
  • Simple steps & simple ingredients

Grocery List & Grocery Store Substitutions:

  • Store-bought pita bread – White or whole wheat pita bread rounds (could substitute naan bread as well, sometimes you can find a bag of pita bread available at bakeries)
  • Olive oil (could substitute sunflower oil or vegetable oil)
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Seasonings like garlic powder, garlic salt, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, red pepper flakes, or cayenne pepper

Variations:

  • Toss the pitas in cinnamon sugar for a sweet chip
  • Toss in Italian seasoning
  • Cut into strips instead of pita wedges
  • Toss warm pita chips in shredded parmesan cheese
  • Toss in a homemade spice blend
  • Serve with a bit of homemade hummus or a Greek yogurt dip

Serve these homemade chips with your favourite dip or your favorite hummus.

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pita chips

Homemade pita chips make a great snack, a nice substitution for store-bought pita chips.

Tools I used for this recipe:

Quick steps for these easy pita chips:

  • Cut pita bread rounds
  • Toss in oil & seasonings
  • Air fry
  • Enjoy!
pita chips in air fryer basket

Instructions for the pita chip recipe :

  • In a large bowl combine the pita chips, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Preheat your air fryer using the “air fry” setting, at 400 degrees F for 4-5 minutes. Spray the basket with cooking spray, once preheated add in the seasoned pita triangles. Arrange in a single layer. Cook for 5-6 minutes until crispy, flipping halfway through. Enjoy immediately or store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • *For best results fry in batches if needed,
air fryer pita chips

Simple Air Fryer Pita Chips

5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Air Fryer Recipes, Appetizers, Pita Chips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 150kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Equipment:

  • Air fryer

Ingredients: 

  • 6 whole Pita bread rounds, cut into triangles
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl combine the pita chips, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Preheat your air fryer using the "air fry" setting, at 400 degrees F for 4-5 minutes. Spray the basket with cooking spray, once preheated add in the seasoned pitas. Cook for 5-6 minutes until crispy, flipping halfway through. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 150 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 0.2 g | Fat: 0.3 g | Saturated Fat: 0.04 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2 g | Sodium: 28 mg | Potassium: 13 mg | Fiber: 0.2 g | Sugar: 0.1 g | Vitamin A: 37 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 2 mg | Iron: 0.1 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

air fryer pita chips by a bowl of hummus

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