These Air Fryer Corn Tortilla Chips are crispy, delicious, and naturally gluten-free! These chips are baked and not fried. This recipe is easy and budget-friendly.

Top view of a large black platter of fresh tortilla chips surrounding a bowl of salsa.

When you are making tacos, fajitas, or burritos, sometimes you want a quick side dish. Rice is always an option, but what if you’re craving a crunch?

Pop some corn tortillas into the air fryer and you’ll have a healthy side dish with just enough salt and flavor. This easy air fryer recipe is like magic.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Tortilla chips are a fun snack! Everyone loves the crunch.
  • These chips are perfect on their own, or you can dip in guacamole or salsa.
  • If you’re feeling snack-y, these are ready in under 20 minutes. Make just enough to satisfy your cravings or transform them into Air Fryer Nachos!

Key Ingredients

Tortillas, oil, and seasoning on a white surface.

Corn tortillas are gluten-free and inexpensive. You can use yellow or white corn tortillas. Plus if you already have some on hand for tacos, you can easily turn some into chips.

Taco seasoning has a delicious flavor profile and you can adjust the spice to your needs. If you don’t already have some on hand, I recommend using the seasoning from these Mexican Potatoes.

Olive oil has a great flavor and helps promote browning.

Recipe Steps

Step-by-step collage of cutting and seasoning tortillas to make air fryer chips.

Step One

Spray tortillas with oil and stack evenly.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Cut tortillas into triangles.

Step Three

Season tortilla chips with salt, taco seasoning, or other desired flavors.

Step Four

Cooking in batches, air fry in a single layer until just beginning to brown.

Close up of homemade corn tortilla chips in an air fryer basket.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can either cut this recipe in half or double it depending on how many servings you need.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to cook the chips in batches.
  • Store any leftovers in a sealed bag at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • These Air Fryer Tortilla Chips can be used to make Air Fryer Nachos.
  • If you are on a low-sodium diet, leave off the salt.
  • Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
hand holding a homemade air fryer tortilla chip ready to eat

Recipe FAQs

Can I use flour tortillas in this recipe?

If you aren’t gluten-free, feel free to give them a try. They often are sweeter than corn tortillas, which might not pair well with the seasoning. They are also usually thicker and might take longer to cook.

What oil can I use on these chips?

I recommend olive oil or coconut oil, and avocado oil would also be a good choice. There are some great brands like Chosen Foods that have sprayers of just oil without propellants. You can also use a sprayer you fill on your own.

Two small black plates of fresh tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole.

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Tortilla chips on a metal cooling rack over a white surface.

Air Fryer Corn Tortilla Chips


Description

These Air Fryer Corn Tortilla Chips are crispy, delicious, and naturally gluten-free! These chips are baked and not fried. This recipe is easy and budget-friendly.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray (I like using a coconut oil or olive oil-based cooking spray)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning (optional, for a spicy flavor)
  • Salsa and/or guacamole (optional, for dipping)

Instructions

  1. Spray the top and bottom of each tortilla lightly with the cooking spray, stacking the corn tortillas on top of each other.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut the tortillas into pie-shaped wedges.
  3. Arrange the wedges in a single layer inside your air fryer basket. Try not to let the tortilla wedges overlap (you may need to cook the chips in two batches).
  4. Sprinkle the tops lightly with sea salt and taco seasoning (optional).
  5. Set the temperature of your air fryer to 350°F for 7-9 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. The chips will start to brown very slightly on the tops when they are done.
  6. Remove the chips to a cooling rack or serving plate. The chips will crisp up even more as they cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  1. You can either cut this recipe in half or double it depending on how many servings you need.
  2. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to cook the chips in batches.
  3. You can use white or yellow corn tortillas. Don’t use flour tortillas.
  4. Store any leftovers in a sealed bag at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  5. These Air Fryer Tortilla Chips can be used to make Air Fryer Nachos.
  6. If you are on a low-sodium diet, leave off the salt.
  7. Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: air fryer chips, air fried tortilla chips, easy homemade tortilla chips

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