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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips are a deliciously crunchy snack that’s healthier than store-bought chips. They’re perfect for an anytime snack, game day, or even the Thanksgiving appetizer spread!

Low angle shot of a bowl of sweet potato chips.

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Packaged sweet potato chips may seem healthier than regular potato chips, but they’re still loaded with sodium and fat. But you can make sweet potato chips in the air fryer and significantly decrease the salt and oil, while still making an irresistible snack. 

Offer these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips at your next party, game day, Thanksgiving meal, or packed into your kids’ lunchboxes. They make a perfect dipper, too!

This is one of my favorite ways to cook sweet potatoes. I also love making sweet potato fries!

overhead shot of the ingredients needed to make sweet potato chips on the air fryer.

Ingredients you need

For the complete list of ingredients with quantities and detailed prep and cooking instructions, please see the recipe card that appears at the end of this post.

You only need a few ingredients to make these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips, and you likely have most of them in your pantry already. Here’s what you need:

  • Sweet potatoes: I like to use orange-fleshed jewel yams, but you can use any sweet potatoes you like.
  • Olive oil: Tossing the sweet potato slices in olive oil before air frying them gives them an irresistible crunch. Don’t use cooking spray in nonstick air fryers. The accelerant in the cooking spray will erode the nonstick coating on your air fryer basket.
  • Paprika: Regular sweet paprika is great here, or you can substitute a mix of ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika and ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika.
  • Salt & pepper: I like to use a lot of pepper to add a little kick that balances out the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.

How to make these air fryer chips

For the complete list of ingredients with quantities and detailed prep and cooking instructions, please see the recipe card that appears at the end of this post.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips are easy to make! Here’s how:

  1. Slice the sweet potatoes: Slice the potatoes as thinly as you can. A mandoline comes in really handy here—with it you can slice the sweet potatoes very thinly and evenly so that they cook at the same rate.
  2. Soak the potatoes: Put the potato slices into a large bowl, cover with cold water, and let soak for 20 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes: Drain the potato slices and arrange them in a single layer on a clean dishtowel or layered paper towels. Pat dry with a towel or paper towel. Let dry for 20 minutes.
  4. Toss with oil and seasonings: Toss the dry potato slices in a bowl with the oil, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Put them in the basket: Arrange the sweet potato slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer, being careful not to overlap them. You’ll need to cook them in batches to avoid crowding the air fryer basket. You don’t need to preheat air fryer.
  6. Air fry the chips until crispy: Cook each batch of chips until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Let cool and enjoy!

How to serve these delicious chips

These crispy sweet potato chips are perfect for dipping. Try them with Raita, Cilantro Mint Chutney, Zhoug Sauce, or a classic onion dip.

Low angle shot of a bowl of sweet potato chips.

More air fryer snack recipes you’ll love

If you’re looking for more delicious snack recipes to make in an air fryer, try my Air Fryer Taquitos, Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Bites, Air Fryer Empanadas, Air Fryer Wontons, and Air Fryer Spring Rolls.

Yield: Serves 4

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Overhead shot of a bowl of sweet potato chips.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips are a great snack idea. They’re easy to make and healthier than potato chips. Munch on them plain or dip them for a delicious treat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice the potatoes thinly, using a mandoline if you have one.
  2. Put the potato slices into a large bowl, cover with cold water, and let soak for 20 minutes.
  3. Drain the sweet potato slices and arrange them in a single layer on a clean dishtowel or layered paper towels. Pat the tops dry with a towel or paper towel. Let dry for 20 minutes.
  4. Toss the dry sweet potato slices in a bowl with the oil, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Arrange the sweet potato slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer, being careful not to overlap them. You’ll need to cook them in batches to avoid crowding the air fryer basket.
  6. Cook each batch of chips at 370°F for 15 minutes, or until crispy.
  7. Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 182Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 181mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 5gSugar 9gProtein 3g

Nutrient values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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By on September 25th, 2022

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