Crispy air fryer pita chips are a delicious use for leftover pitas. Paired with your favorite dip, these homemade chips are a perfect healthy snack and a great addition to your next appetizer spread.
My family and I love hummus. Creamy lemon hummus is one of the first recipes I posted on this blog, and is still one of our favorites. Loaded hummus is a staple appetizer when we host family or friends. For ages, I served these dips up with veggies and store-bought pita chips. But once I started to experiment with air fryer recipes, I knew a homemade air fryer pita chips recipe was something I would have to try. And boy, am I glad I did!
These delightfully crispy pita chips are a fresh and delicious snack. They are simple to make, easy to customize with your favorite seasonings, and a perfect use for leftover pita pockets. Once you make your own pita chips, you will never got back to store bought!
You Will Love This
- Served up with a bit of homemade hummus and some fresh veggies, these easy homemade pita chips make a perfect snack or light lunch.
- This recipe takes less than 15 minutes, and will elevate your homemade dips, making it a great option for your next party spread.
Gather up three simple ingredients. For this recipe, you will need:
- Store-bought pita bread: I used white pitas here, but whole wheat pitas are also delicious in this recipe
- Extra virgin olive oil: You can substitute vegetable oil, avocado oil or canola oil
- Your favorite spices: I used 1.5 teaspoons of everything bagel seasoning
Make it your own!
These pita chips can be any flavor you like and are a ton of fun to customize. I used everything bagel seasoning in this recipe. Some other ideas for seasoning are:
- Sea salt and black pepper (classic!)
- Onion powder and garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
- Red pepper flakes
- Cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat (toss the pita in the cinnamon sugar AFTER it is cooked)
Step One: Preheat your air fryer to 325 degrees. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut each pita into 8 pita triangles.
TIP: Most traditional pita bread has a pocket in the middle. You can separate the pocket if you like, so that you end up with 16 chips from one pita. I prefer keeping the pocket together, because it makes a sturdier chip for dipping. Also, some of my pockets had one very thin side, which burned easily in my tests. If you choose to separate your pockets, keep a close eye on the chips and pull them out early if needed!
Step Two: Use an olive oil mister if you have one to spray oil onto both sides of each pita chip. If you don't have a mister, you can use a pastry brush to brush on the olive oil, or add the pita wedges to a small bowl and toss in the olive oil. Make sure they are all well coated on both sides. Arrange the pita chips in a single layer in the air fryer basket or tray.
Step Three: Sprinkle seasoning on top and bake for 8 minutes, flipping halfway for even browning. The chips are done when they are crispy and golden brown.
TIP: I have an air fryer with racks instead of a basket (I have the Instant Pot Vortex Pro). If you do too, put the trays on the bottom two racks, away from the heating element. When you remove the trays halfway through to flip the chips, rotate the trays as well (so the bottom tray goes to the middle, and the middle tray goes to the bottom). This will help all the chips brown evenly!
Allow the chips to come to room temperature before serving for the crispiest chip. I love warm pita chips, so mine almost never make it to room temperature.
Leftover pita chips will keep for a few days in an airtight container at room temperature. I like to use a ziplock bag and squeeze out as much air as possible.
Air Fryer Pita Chips
- 3 pita pockets
- Olive oil spray about 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1.5 teaspoons everything bagel seasoning
- Preheat your air fryer to 325 degrees. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut each pita into 8 pita triangles.
- Use an olive oil mister if you have one to spray oil onto both sides of each pita chip. Arrange the pita chips in a single layer in the air fryer basket or tray.
- Sprinkle seasoning on top and bake for 8 minutes, flipping halfway for even browning. The chips are done when they are crispy and golden brown.
So much better than store-bought pita chips. Loved the everything bagel seasoning on them!