Make your own pita chips in the air fryer with just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time! These homemade pita chips are perfect for snacking or dipping in hummus. Not to mention, they’re 10x better than the store-bought kind!
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I used to eat a lot of those Stacy’s pita chips back in the day. And I bet, if you’re reading this, you did too!
I loved them. They were the perfect snack for movie-watching on a Sunday afternoon. Not to mention, they paired magnificently with my new (at the time) pal hummus.
Then, when I first got an air fryer and started experimenting with different vegan air fryer recipes, I was shocked how easy it was to make homemade chips in it. So, obviously, I had to figure out a way to make my beloved pita chips like this!
I gave it a shot. And holy moly are they good! (And EASY.)
I’d say they’re the easiest air fryer chip because they’re sturdier than potatoes or tortillas, so you don’t have to be as delicate or worry about them sticking together in the basket.
If you’re new to making homemade chips with your air fryer, I’d say these air fryer pita chips are a good place to start.
So, let’s do this!
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Air Fryer Pita Chip Ingredients
Pita pockets: We use the actual pita pockets (like these). They make great thick chips that are perfect for dipping into hummus or other dips that require a strong dipping partner. You don’t want some flimsy tortilla chip in a situation like that!
Olive oil: You can sub refined coconut oil or sunflower oil here. However, I really dig the flavor a good-quality olive oil adds to these pita chips.
For our oil-free friends: You can make these chips without the oil if you wish. However, if you’re seasoning them, I highly suggest spritzing the pitas with a fine mist of water before sprinkling on the seasonings and adding them to the air fryer.
This will help the seasoning stick to the chip – very important. You may also need to adjust the time, so just keep a close eye on the pita chips when you take them out to shake the basket.
Salt + Pepper: We kept this recipe simple, as we like to pack our dips with the flavor and keep the chips pretty plain-tasting.
But if you’re eating these on their own or just want to play around a bit, feel free to experiment with the seasonings and have some fun with it! Ranch could be a fun flavor, garlic and onion powder are always nice additions, and maybe spice them up with some cayenne or paprika if that’s your thing!
How to Make Homemade Pita Chips in the Air Fryer
First, you’ll prep your chips.
Slice your pita pockets into triangles and add them to a large container with a lid. We use a tupperware container like this, but something as simple as a ziplock bag will also work!
You’ll slowly drizzle the oil over the pitas and sprinkle on the pepper and salt.
Try to do this as evenly as possible, but don’t worry too much because the next step is to cover your container and shake until all the pitas are nice and coated.
You can also do this step with a rubber spatula by folding everything together in a large bowl. Up to you!
Then, you’ll cook them!
Add your pita triangles to the air fryer basket.
It should be noted that, for this recipe, we used an air fryer with a fryer basket. This is the brand we have, but there are a lot of models like this so don’t worry if it’s not the exact same one. If you have a basket, you’re good to go.
I cook my pita chips at 320F for 12-13 minutes, stopping to shake the basket every 3-5 minutes to make sure everything is cooking evenly.
The time will greatly depend on how crispy you want these chips. My perfect pita chips are crispy on the edges with just a little give in the center so you KNOW they’re homemade.
But it’s funny; T and I are on total opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to our idea of “pita chips”. When I think pita chips, I think, you know CHIPS. Crispy, crunchy, CHIPS. T is more of a “lightly toasted pita person”, so he cooks his for only 5 minutes and is ready to go!
If you’re on the other end of that spectrum and want these to be like Stacy’s store-bought pita chips and super crispy throughout, I’d suggest you do the full 15.
How to Serve Air Fried Pita Chips
Let the pita chips cool about ten minutes before serving. They will crisp up a bit more as they cool, so keep that in mind.
DIPS: Use these homemade pita chips for ALL your snacking needs. They’re perfect for dips like our extra garlic hummus, dill pickle hummus, spicy garlic hummus, or vegan tahini feta dip, but they’re also awesome just popped straight into your mouth.
MEAL IDEAS: I have big dreams of doing some kind of Mediterranean-inspired take on nachos with these homemade pita chips and our crumbly vegan feta, so keep your eye out for that one soon!
How to Store Homemade Pita Chips
These homemade pita chips are best served immediately, but leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container or bag in the pantry for up to 3-5 days.
More Vegan Air Fryer Recipes:
- French-Fried Onions in the Air Fryer!
- Air-Fried Croutons
- Sweet Sriracha Tofu
- Air Fryer Buffalo Tofu Wings
- Also, check out our Vegan Air Fryer Guide!
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Happy snacking, friends. Until next time!
Make your own pita chips in the air fryer with just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time! They’re perfect for snacking or dipping in hummus. Not to mention, they’re 10x better than the store-bought kind!
5 minPrep Time:
15 minCook Time:
20 minTotal Time:
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- 6 pita pockets
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Slice your pita pockets into triangles and add them to a large container with a lid (a ziplock bag will also work!). Drizzle the oil over the pitas and sprinkle in the pepper and salt. Cover and shake relatively gently until all the pitas are nice and coated.
- Add these pita triangles to the air fryer basket and cook them for 10-15 minutes at 320 F, stopping to toss the basket gently every 3-5 minutes until you reach your desired crispness.
- Let the pita chips cool about ten minutes before serving. They will crisp up a bit more as they cool, so keep that in mind! Serve them on a giant hummus platter or on their own for snacking! These chips are best served immediately, but leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the pantry for up to 3-5 days. Enjoy!
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