Air Fryer Potato Chips + Video

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Air fryer Potato Chips are a healthier version of your favorite salty snack! Enjoy perfectly crispy bites flavored with your favorite seasonings.

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There are so many different ways to prepare potatoes, whether it is a classic baked spud or crispy tater tots.

And you can air fry potato chips in a fraction of the time it takes to bake them in the oven!

ingredients on counter to make air fryer potato chips

Air Fryer Potato Chips

Instead of buying endless bags that leave your fingers greasy, enjoy fresh batches of air fried potato chips made with nothing more than fresh veggies, a little oil, and salt.

You can also make air fryer chips from sweet potatoes and pickles! Or, try these baked zucchini rounds with your favorite dipping sauce.

Looking for more homemade versions of your favorite snacks? You’ll love these soft pretzel bites or taquitos that taste like jalapeno poppers!

drying potato slices on white parchment paper

Air Fryer Chips Tips and Tricks

  • Use a mandoline slicer. This ensures that all of your slices are uniform in thickness and helps them even when you air fry the potato chips.
  • Don’t skip the soak! This step removes the excess starch from the potatoes, which keeps them from sticking together.
  • Add extra seasoning. Sprinkle the slices with garlic or onion powder before cooking.

    Or, toss with fresh herbs as soon as they come out of the basket – parsley, sage, or oregano are good options.
  • Check them halfway through. Remove any potato chips in the air fryer that are done early, so they don’t burn.

    If you notice any sticking together, you can use tongs to carefully separate them.
  • Tip for cooling: Transfer each batch to a large baking sheet lined with paper towels.

    Once the pan contains a single layer, add more paper towels on top before adding additional batches.
homemade potato chips in basket of air fryer

Serving Suggestions

While these air fryer potato chips are certainly delicious on their own, why not add a dip?

Stick with a classic like French onion dip, or mix it up with honey mustard or even cheese sauce!

Hosting a party? Whip up some buffalo chicken dip or jalapeno popper dip and keep a batch of these crunchy potato chips in the air fryer coming.

Air Fryer Chips Recipe FAQ

What are the best potatoes for air fryer potato chips?

Russet potatoes are the best all-around option. This variety is most often used for baking and frying because of its firmer texture and neutral flavor.

How thick should the potato slices be?

In order to get these air fried potato chips nice and crispy, the slices need to be very thin. I try to make mine about ⅛-inch thick using a mandoline slicer.

It also helps to use potatoes that are similar in size, and group together slices that are similar in width for cooking.

Why are my air fryer chips soggy?

You may not have dried them well enough after soaking them. Be sure to pat each slice dry on both sides before tossing them with oil.

cooked air fried chips

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Air Fryer Potato Chips + Video

Donna Elick
Air Fryer Potato Chips is a healthier recipe for the perfect salty snack! Enjoy these crispy chips flavored with your favorite seasonings.
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Method Air Fryer
Servings 4


  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 large russet potatoes, sliced to ⅛ inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste


  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • french onion dip
  • chip dip, your favorite
  • Ketchup


  • Pour water into large bowl, add the salt and stir until the salt is dissolved.
  • Thinly slice the potatoes to 1/8 inch thick. Using a mandolin slicer is highly recommended.
  • Soak the potatoes in the saltwater for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 330°F for 5 minutes
  • Add potato slices to the large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and toss with clean hands until coated.
  • Layer the potatoes in the preheated air fryer.
  • Cook the potatoes at 330°F for 20-25 minutes or until desired browning. Make sure to shake the basket halfway through cooking.
  • Immediately season the potatoes with salt when done cooking.


Donna’s Notes

Drying – it’s easiest to line a large cookie sheet with paper towel and layer the potatoes between sheet of paper towels
Cooking potatoes that are close to the same size is best, if possible. And layering in a single layer takes a little longer, but they cook more evenly.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 177cal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1777mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published September 2020, updated and republished January 2023

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  1. 5 stars
    I love how crispy and delicious these turned out! I had not expected them to compare as well to a fried chip, but these might be even better! Definitely healthier and lighter!

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