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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips (Homemade Recipe)

These air fryer tortilla chips are flavorful, crunchy, salty, and delicious. Once you try them, you’ll never buy bagged tortilla chips again!

They’re also easy to make and budget-friendly, which is a bonus. 

Air fried tortilla chips with a bowl of dipping sauce
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All you need to make them is corn tortillas, salt, and oil. They’ll keep for up to a week!

Get out your air fryer, and let’s get cooking!

Easy Air Fryer Tortilla Chips 

Making homemade tortilla chips has never been easier. They require few ingredients and very little time. 

Plus, making chips in the air fryer is healthier, faster, and better than deep-frying them. They crisp up nicely and aren’t nearly as greasy or oily.

Pair these chips with your favorite dips, or use them to make nachos. Either way, they won’t disappoint. 

Tortilla wedges in air fryer


When I say easy, I mean easy. Here’s all you need to make these crunchy, salty snacks: 

  • Tortillas – Some people use flour tortillas for their homemade tortilla chips. I prefer corn tortillas. They have a better taste and seem to get crispier than flour ones. You can make your own from scratch, but store-bought tortillas are fine. 
  • Olive oil – Whatever brand you have is fine. Don’t go overboard, though! Use just a little to brush over the tortillas. It’ll help hold the salt and make the chips nice and crispy. 
  • Salt – Regular Kosher table salt is perfect. 

How to Make Tortilla Chips in the Air Fryer 

Follow these steps to make air fryer tortilla chips: 

1. Prep the tortillas. Brush the tortillas with oil and sprinkle them with salt on both sides. Then, stack them and slice them into 6 or 8 evenly-sized wedges. 

2. Cook the chips. Place the wedges in the basket, working in batches if needed. Cook them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 to 6 minutes, flipping or shaking them halfway through to prevent burning.

3. Cool them. Remove the chips from the air fryer. Place them on a wire rack to cool. Then, enjoy them with your favorite dips or other recipes! 

Bunch of air fried tortilla wedge on a white bowl.

Recipe Tips and Variations 

Here are a few final tips and variations: 

  • Have a single layer for success. Spread them in a single layer with little to no overlapping. Do NOT stack them on top of one another. 
  • Kick up the seasoning. While the chips are still hot, add a teaspoon or so of whatever seasonings you like best. Try garlic powder, cinnamon sugar, Tajin seasoning, lime zest, etc. Chili powder, cumin, and nutritional yeast are also good options.
  • Give them some chill time. The chips will get crispier as they cool. 
  • Want extra crispy chips? Preheat the air fryer before adding the tortillas. You can also cook them for an extra 1 to 3 minutes. 
  • Size matters. I like using 5-inch tortillas. They make the perfect-sized chips for me and don’t overcrowd my air fryer. You may want to use fewer than eight if you use larger tortillas. 
  • Try a tortilla swap. I prefer corn tortillas for all the reasons I mentioned above. The recipe still works with flour tortillas, though. The chips just might not get as crispy. 
  • Go easy on the olive oil. Too much oil will lead to greasy, oily chips. They aren’t as healthy, either. 

Serving Suggestions 

These chips taste great by themselves. But they’re even better when paired with dips or used in recipes. Here are some of my favorite serving suggestions: 

Air fried tortilla chips dipped in salsa.

How to Store 

Typically, these tortilla chips will last for about a week if stored properly. 

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  • To Store: Allow the chips to cool. Then, transfer them to an air-tight container or Ziploc bag. Store them at room temperature for up to a week. 

As with store-bought chips, refrigerating and freezing are not recommended. 

*Note: If the chips become stale but still taste good, toss them in the air fryer again. Leave them for 2 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit to help crisp them up again.

More Air Fryer Chip Recipes To Try

Air Fryer Potato Chips
Air Fryer Banana Chips
Air Fryer Kale Chips
Air Fryer Apple Chips

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips (Homemade Recipe)

Course: AppetizersCuisine: Mexican


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These air fryer tortilla chips are easy, crunchy, and delicious! Once you taste them, you’ll kick store-bought chips to the curb once and for all.


  • 8 corn tortillas

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or spray oil)

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Prepare the tortillas. Lightly brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle half the salt (1/4 teaspoon) over the tops of the tortillas. Then, flip them and repeat the process with oil and salt.
  • Stack the tortillas on top of one another. Then, slice them into equal wedges (6 or 8, depending on their size).
  • Place the wedges in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Work in batches if necessary. (Though some slight overlapping is fine.)
  • Set the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the tortillas for 2-3 minutes. Then, shake the basket (or flip the tortillas) and cook for another 2-3 minutes. (Or until the chips are crispy and golden.)
  • Remove the chips from the air fryer and let them cool on a wire rack. Then, serve and enjoy!


  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. It’s okay if your tortilla wedges overlap slightly. However, they should not be stacked on top of each other. Cook in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding.
  • Monitor your air fryer as it cooks. Not all air fryers operate in the same way. I cook chips for 4 to 6 minutes, and they come out perfectly. Your air fryer may need more (or less) time.
Air fryer tortilla chips

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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