Air Fryer Pita Chips

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Craving something light, crispy, and totally dippable? Air fryer pita chips are for you!

Easy to make and crispy in minutes, these pita chips are lightly seasoned and the perfect snack or appetizer – just don’t forget the dip!

crispy pita chips on white plate with orange hummus beside
Air fryer pita chips turn out really crispy.

Recipe Tips

Before you make pita chips in the air fryer, you should read through these recipe tips so that you know just how to make them!

  • We use large Lebanese-style pitas for our pita chips. These pitas are airy and relatively thin so they crispy up easily. If you use different pitas, your exact cooking time to get crispy pita chips might vary.
  • You can modify them amount of oil and the spice blend to suit your unique tastes. You could add smoked paprika or cayenne pepper for a hint of kick. However, don’t skip the oil completely – otherwise the spices won’t adhere to the pita and might fly around in the air fryer.
  • Keep a close eye on the pita chips as they are air frying since they can go from crispy to burned quite quickly. This is especially important when making them in the air fryer for the first time!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you are wondering how to make pita chips in the air fryer, you can follow the recipe steps with process photos in this section.

This way, you can see just how we made ours.

If you want the instructions to air fry pita chips without visuals, you can scroll to the recipe card below!

round pita cut into triangles on wooden cutting board on white counter
Cut the pita into triangles.

First, cut the round pitas into 8 triangles (first cut them into quarters, then cut these quarters in half again).

At this time, also preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

pita triangles in silver mixing bowl covered in oil and spices
Add the pita triangles, oil, and seasonings to a bowl.

Place the pita triangles into a mixing bowl. Drizzle the oil on top and add the fine herbs (optional), salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.

pita triangles in silver bowl on counter with oil and spices
Make sure the pita chips are evenly coated.

Toss everything gently until evenly seasoned.

pita triangles covered in spices in black air fryer tray on white counter
Place the pita triangles into the air fryer.

When the air fryer is preheated, place approximately 8 pita triangles – or however many you can fit in one even layer – into the air fryer.

You don’t want any overlap so that the pita chips crisp quickly and evenly.

crispy pita chips in black air fryer tray on counter
Cook the pita chips until they are crispy.

Air fry the pita chips at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes until crispy. Be sure to flip them halfway through cooking time.

Keep an eye on them since the exact cooking time can vary depending on your air fryer and the brand of pitas you are using.

pita chips on plate with orange hummus beside
These crispy pita chips taste great with hummus!

Once the pita chips are crispy, remove them from the air fryer. Then add the second batch of pita triangles and cook as well.

Serve these air fryer pita chips with hummus, another dip of your choice, or on their own. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

You can store air-fried pita chips in a sealed bag or container on the counter. Don’t store them in the fridge since the moisture can soften the chips.

Of course, these pita chips are best enjoyed fresh and crispy so definitely eat them sooner rather than later.

We’d recommend eating them within 3-4 days but they might keep for longer.

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pita chips on plate with orange hummus beside

Air Fryer Pita Chips

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes

Air Fryer Pita Chips are so easy to make! Ready in just minutes, these crispy pita chips are perfectly dippable in your favorite spread - like hummus!

Ingredients

  • 2 large pitas (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine herbs or Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the round pitas into 8 triangles (first cut them into quarters, then cut these quarters in half again).
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Place the pita triangles into a mixing bowl. Drizzle the oil on top and add the fine herbs (optional), salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Toss everything gently until evenly seasoned.
  4. When the air fryer is preheated, place approximately 8 pita triangles - or however many you can fit in one even layer - into the air fryer. You don't want any overlap so that the pita chips crisp quickly and evenly.
  5. Air fry the pita chips at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes until crispy. Be sure to flip them halfway through cooking time. Keep an eye on them since the exact cooking time can vary depending on your air fryer and the brand of pitas you are using.
  6. Once the pita chips are crispy, remove them from the air fryer. Then add the second batch of pita triangles and cook as well.
  7. Serve these air fryer pita chips with hummus, another dip of your choice, or on their own. Enjoy!

Notes

  • We use large Lebanese-style pitas for making pita chips since they are widely available where we live and they get really crispy. If you are using smaller pita pockets, you can use 4 pitas instead of 2.
  • Also, keep in mind that the cooking time can vary slightly if you are using different pitas so keep a close eye on them the first time you make them in the air fryer! They can go from crispy to almost burnt in no time at all!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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