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How to Cook Kale Chips in an Air Fryer
Do you know how easy it is to cook kale chips in an air fryer? If you have about 1 minute to prep and 5 minutes to cook, you can be enjoying some tasty kale chips in no time.
Kale. Do you eat kale?
Kale has certainly gained some popularity over the last 5-10 years. I don’t think I had ever tried kale until about 3 years ago. I mixed it into my salads occasionally. I have friends who like to add handfuls of kale to their smoothies (whereas I usually use spinach as my green filler). My sister has always raved about kale chips, but the process of baking kale always sounded tedious (thought I doubt there was much to it). Most recently I have discovered the Superfood Side at Chick-Fil-A which consists of kale, broccolini, dried cherries and a maple vinaigrette dressing.
Air Fryer Kale Chips
We have definitely been enjoying our new air fryer and have spent the last few weeks trying out all sorts of air fryer recipes. Last week I made kale chips for the first time and I was blown away by how tasty they were AND how easy they were to cook up in the air fryer.
I kept my recipe super simple and only added olive oil and a little bit of salt to the kale before cooking. The result was a salty, crunchy veggie option that definitely tasted better than the boring raw carrots that I usually have with lunch.
I do recommend eating these chips immediately after cooking. I think if they sat around for more than an hour or so they would start to get soggy and lose their crunchy appeal.
One note about prep time: my estimate assumes you buy a bag of kale that is already chopped and de-stemmed. (We buy a bulk bag of kale leaves from the grocery store). If you are chopping the kale yourself, add a few minutes to the prep time.
Air Fryer Kale Chips
- 4 cups fresh kale, destemmed loosely packed
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Add kale, salt and olive oil to a large Ziploc bag or tupperware container with lid. Shake until kale is coated with oil and salt.
- Place kale in air fryer basket.
- Cook at 330 F for 5 minutes, pulling out the basket and giving it a shake about halfway through the cook time.
- Enjoy immediately!
I am really enjoying this recipe and love how easy it is to cook up in the air fryer!
Have you ever tried making your own kale chips? Definitely give it a shot – it’s a lot easier than you might think.
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