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Air Fryer Pita Chips

Can You Make Pita Chips in An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can make homemade pita chips in the air fryer! And the air fryer gives the homemade chips a delicious crunch without deep frying. Homemade air-fried chips taste better than the store-bought ones, and you can season them to your liking.

Ingredients for Homemade Pita Chips

The ingredients for air fryer pita chips.
  • Pita Bread: Cut four pita chips into triangles to make perfectly crispy air-fried pita chips.
  • Cooking Spray: Coat the pita bread with olive oil cooking spray to ensure the chips become crispy and golden brown. You can also use avocado oil.
  • Kosher Salt: No matter how you season the chips include kosher salt to get the right flavor.
  • Homemade Za’atar: Combine sumac, dried thyme, oregano, and a pinch of ground nutmeg for a quick za’atar, or purchase the spice blend in the store.

Additions and Substitutions

Air fryer pita chips are easy to make and customizable with different seasonings, making them a go-to appetizer if you’re in a hurry. Here are some of our favorite pita seasonings:

  • Sea Salt and Garlic Powder
  • Parmesan and Oregano
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Chili Lime
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Everything But the Bagel

Tools Used to Make the Recipe

All you need to make air fryer pita chips is a sharp knife and an air fryer. I used an Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer with a large basket.

How to Make Air Fryer Pita Chips

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Combine the ingredients for homemade za’atar in a small bowl and set it aside (skip this step if using store-bought za’atar).

Za'atar in a small shallow bowl.

Step 2: Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (176°C). Carefully cut the pita bread into small triangles.

Pita bread cut into triangles.

Step 3: Then, split the pita bread into two.

The cut pita chips sepeaated by layers.

Step 4: Coat them with cooking spray and sprinkle kosher salt over the top.

Pita chips sprinkled with kosher salt.

Step 5: Arrange the chips into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 3 minutes.

Pita chips layered into the air fryer basket.

Step 6: Shake the basket and sprinkle them with za’atar. Continue cooking for 2-4 minutes or until the pita chips are golden brown and crispy.

Za'atar sprinkled over the air fryer pita chips.

Expert Tips

  • After you cut the pita bread into equal triangles, separate the top and bottom layers so they crisp evenly.
  • Arrange the pitas into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Work in batches for even cooking, and don’t overcrowd the basket.
  • Shake the basket halfway through to help the pita chips crisp up uniformly.
  • Cooking the pita chips for 5-7 minutes should work for most air fryer models, but keep an eye on them during the last few minutes to avoid overcooking. 

If you enjoy this side dish, try one of these Mediterranean recipes!

A plate of air fryer pita chips.

How to Serve Air Fried Pita Chips

How to Store Homemade Pita Chips

  • Storage: Let the chips cool completely. Then, transfer them to an airtight container or bag. Leave the pita chips on the counter or pantry for 2-4 days.
  • Repurpose: Crumble leftover pita bread and use them as croutons or toppings for salad.

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A pita chip scooping hummus.

Air Fryer Pita Chips

Tressa Jamil
Whip up a quick batch of homemade air fryer pita chips to serve as a tasty appetizer or snack. They pair perfectly with hummus or beetroot dip!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 51 kcal
Equipment
Ingredients
  
For the Za'atar:
  • teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the Pita Chips:
  • 4 pita bread round, whole wheat or white
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
 
  • Combine the ingredients for homemade za'atar in a small bowl and set it aside (Skip this step if using store-bought za'atar).
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (176°C). Carefully cut the pita bread into small triangles. Then, split the pita bread into two.
  • Coat them with cooking spray and sprinkle kosher salt over the top.
  • Arrange the chips into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Shake the basket and sprinkle them with za'atar. Continue cooking for 2-4 minutes or until the pita chips are golden brown and crispy.
Notes
Expert Tips:
  • After you cut the pita bread into equal triangles, separate the top and bottom layers so they crisp evenly.
  • Arrange the pitas into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Work in batches for even cooking, and don’t overcrowd the basket.
  • Shake the basket halfway through to help the pita chips crisp up uniformly.
  • Cooking the pita chips for 5-7 minutes should work for most air fryer models, but keep an eye on them during the last few minutes to avoid overcooking. 
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 8 Pita Chips | Calories: 51 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 564 mg | Potassium: 1 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 3 mg | Iron: 2 mg
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