Homemade Air Fryer Corn Tortilla Chips Recipe: You May Never Go Back to Store Bought Chips by Donna John

Homemade Air Fryer Corn Tortilla Chips Recipe: You May Never Go Back to Store Bought Chips

My introduction to air fryer tortilla chips started when I was making chicken chilaquiles casserole and only had those scoop tortilla chips that are basically little bowls. Needing flat tortilla chips, I knew they wouldn't work for that Mexican casserole. What to do? Make homemade corn tortilla chips in my air fryer! After my first chip, I wondered what took me so long to make homemade tortilla chips. The corn flavor and crispiness is incredible, and I love that I can control how much salt is on my chips.

Making crispy tortilla chips in the air fryer is so easy. Start by cutting corn tortillas into wedges. Lay the tortilla wedges in a single layer in an air fryer basket or on the tray. Spray the tops with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Bake in a preheated 350-degree air fryer for three minutes. Flip them over, spray again and continue to cook until golden and crispy. This takes about seven to eight minutes per batch.

Use these crispy hot homemade corn tortilla chips in recipes or serve with your favorite dips. These Mexican chips are the perfect dipping vessel for queso, salsa and guacamole. Once you try a homemade chip, you'll have a hard time grabbing that store-bought bag of chips.

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes per batch (approximately)
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: varies


  • corn tortillas
  • nonstick cooking spray (I used nonstick coconut oil)
  • sea salt

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cut the tortillas into wedges. Put them in a single layer in an air fryer basket or on an air fryer tray. Spray the tops with the nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  2. Cook at 350 degrees F for 3 minutes. Flip the chips over, spray again with nonstick cooking spray and continue to cook about 3 to 4 more minutes or until golden and crispy.

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Recipe cooking times and servings are approximate. Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Corn Tortillas $2 & Up
Sea Salt $2 & Up
Air Fryers $50 & Up
Chip Baskets $8 & Up

Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole Recipe Is a Winner Mexican Dinner in Under 30 Minutes

Chipotle's Famous Creamy Guacamole Recipe: No Copycat Recipe Here

Best Queso Fundido Recipe: Authentic 5-Ingredient Mexican Chorizo Queso Dip Recipe

Elisa Schmitz
That looks so easy and so delicious, Donna John . I finally got an Instant Pot, the one that has an air fryer, so I'm thinking this may be one of the first recipes I try. Wish me luck!
Fun fun fun. Can’t wait to dip these into a bowl of guacamole.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Crispy Lemon Thyme Baked Chicken Recipe Is Flavor to the Bone

Sweet & Savory Skillet Apple Pie Chicken Recipe Is Just In Time for Fall

Crispy Baked Tandoori Chicken Wings Recipe Is Better Than a Touchdown

Mom's 5-Ingredient Italian Meatball Casserole Recipe Is a Dinner Winner