This is a very basic air fryer tortilla chips recipe that anyone can make. It needs just 4 ingredients and you will have THE PERFECT tortilla chip snack in 18 minutes.

My air fryer has become my new favorite kitchen gadget!

I love how easy it is to make everyday recipes in it.

But, more importantly, it’s a healthier way to cook many recipes, like these chips.

top view of a grey pan filled with air fryer tortilla chips and a salsa plate placed on the inner left side of pan. Grey pan is on top of a colorful kitchen towel
You won’t buy store bought tortillas again! These are so easy to make in a COSORI Air fryer

Ingredients

Here is a quick look at the ingredients. It is to understand why these specific ingredients were chosen. To get the full recipe, go to the bottom of this post.

Flour Tortillas – Flour tortillas are easy to chop up and turn into chips. I can always find organic tortillas like these La Tortillas Hand Made Style are best for turning into chips.

Avocado Oil – This heat has a high smoke point of about (520°F (271°C). This means that it doesn’t turn into bad a omega oil when heated.

Salt – I used pink salt in this recipe, but you can use regular salt. Adjust the salt if you are using regular salt because it’s a little more salty than pink salt.

Chili powder – This is optional, but I highly recommend it. A spicy chip is a delicious chip!

top, closeup view of a tortilla chip with salsa on it on top other tortilla chips in a grey pan
Tortilla chips and salsa come together for the perfect taste party

💪 Handy Tip: Don’t open the air fryer basket for about a minute after it’s done. This will make sure that the chips don’t get to hard.

Flour tortillas versus corn tortillas?

I know what you must be wondering!

“Why the heck did she use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas?”

Let me just put a little disclaimer first. Yes, I know that tortilla chips should be made with corn tortillas not flour tortillas.

Corn tortillas don’t agree with me at all. My digestive system flat out rejects it and makes me pay for putting it through all that stress! 😂

You can easily make this recipe using flour tortillas or corn tortillas. Choose what works best for your digestive system.

Every air fryer is different, so, your chips may turn out differently. I used (Affiliate Link) COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8QT.

Top view of tortilla chips in a grey pan with the salsa in a black dish placed on the inner left edge of the pan.
Go ahead and reach through the screen to pick up a chip! You know you want to!!

🔥 Substitution tip: Preheating, shaking and stirring is not needed while they are in the air fryer. These chips make easily on their own, without interference.

What to serve with tortilla chips?

Answering Common Questions

How long do air fryer tortilla chips last?

They will be good for about three days, when refrigerated. If you keep them outside, consume them within 2 days.

Can I freeze tortilla chips?

No, air fried tortilla chips don’t retain their texture when frozen, especially the flour tortilla chips.

What salsa goes best with tortilla chips?

A smokey salsa like this tomatillo red chili salsa or a sweet salsa like this mango habanero salsa are the perfect dips. Other tangy salsas like Spicy salsa verde or Apple salsa verde would be a good dip too. Or, go bold and serve it with chermoula sauce.

Why are tortillas controversial?

Most tortillas on the market may not have animal products, but, they do have controversial ingredients.
Such controversial ingredients include carrageenan, palm oil and soybean oil in most tortillas. If you can find a organic tortillas like La Tortillas Hand Made Style near you, then go for those. I am not affiliated with them, just a fan girl.

🥣 Handy Tip: You can make tortilla strips instead of chips and serve it on top of soups. They add a nice crunch to the soup.

If you are curious to learn more about the difference between vegan and vegetarian, check out my complete guide to veganism.

side view of a tortilla chip with salsa sitting on the edge of a grey pan. Grey pan is filled with tortilla chips
Homemade tortilla chips are so very easy to make and they taste so good.

Try these recipes in the air fryer

If you are like me, you are addicted to your air fryer. I have experimented with many wonderful recipes and the air fryer never disappoints. My latest obsession are these air fryer french fries! They are better than takeout!

🔪 Substitution tip: If using the large or grande tortillas, then cut them into smaller pieces because they will cook faster.

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top view of a grey pan filled with air fryer tortilla chips and a salsa plate placed on the inner left side of pan. Grey pan is on top of a colorful kitchen towel

How to make air fryer tortilla chips

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Quick and easy air fryer tortilla chips are very easy to make. They are made with 4 ingredients and ready in just 18 minutes
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 3 people
Calories 140 kcal

Equipment

  • COSORI Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 3 flour tortillas I used the taco size tortillas
  • Tbsp avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp chili powder optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut each tortilla into 12 triangle-shaped pieces
  • Put the tortillas in a bowl
  • Drizzle the oil on top
  • Add salt and chili powder
  • Mix well
  • Place the tortillas in the air fryer tray. See notes
  • Place the tray in your air fryer
  • Set your air fryer to 300°F (149°C) for 15 minutes and start it
  • Once complete, remove it after about a minute
  • Serve immediately

Video

Notes

  • Preheating, shaking and stirring is not needed while they are in the air fryer. I have seen it being recommended, but, I found it unnecessary.
  • I remove the chips from the air fryer about 1 minute after it is done. This way they don’t become too hard.
  • Serve these chips immediately because they are at their best while warm
  • I try not to crowd the air fryer, so, I only made it with 3 tortillas at one time. If you are making it for a crowd, my suggestion would be to make it in batches.
  • If using the large or grande tortillas, then cut them into smaller pieces because they will cook faster.
  • Every air fryer is different, so, your chips may turn out differently. I used COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8QT.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal
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