Crispy Baked Garlic Kale Chips

Crispy Baked Garlic Kale Chips are bite-size pieces of kale, coated with olive oil, and seasoned with salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. The leaves are then placed in an oven to bake until crispy and crunchy. In its raw form, kale can be quite tough and dry. It also has a very strong and earthy taste. But when it’s baked in the oven, that toughness turns into a delightfully crispy, airy, chip-like texture.

Kale sits at the top of the vegetable kingdom as a super veggie. And unlike most potato chips, these crispy kale chips are low-carb and an all-around healthy snack.

Crispy baked garlic kale chips served on a wooded plate.

How to make Crispy Baked Garlic Kale Chips?

Directions

  1. Wash and dry your kale very thoroughly. You’ll want to make sure it is fully dry before seasoning and baking. Any liquid that’s left on it will ‘steam’ the kale in the oven, making it less crispy (use a salad spinner if needed).
  2. Cut off the rib of the kale (the stem), and use only the soft, pliable leaves.
  3. Cut into bite size pieces and gently mix with olive oil.
  4. Place kale on a baking sheet, spread evenly in a single layer (avoid stacking the kale on top of each other), and season.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crispy.

Pro Tip

Try massaging the oil into all the small, curly crevices of the leaves. This will ensure every bit is coated, and will give the seasoning something to hold onto.

What ingredients do I need to make kale crispy recipe?

Ingredients

  • Kale Leaves – get a bunch of kale. Look for refrigerated or freshly picked. Leaves should be firm, and dark or light green in color.
  • Olive Oil – extra virgin olive oil or olive oil of choice.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Garlic Powder – standard dried garlic powder in a bottle.
  • Onion Powder – standard dried onion powder in a bottle.

Are baked kale chips healthy?

Yes! This super veggie is absolutely loaded with vitamins, essential minerals, and antioxidants. And even after it’s turned into chips, kale still retains its nutritional value! It’s high in fiber, calcium, vitamins A, K, B6, and C. It’s fat- and sodium-free, and low-carb.

It also contains no cholesterol and no unhealthy fats (saturated or trans fats). The olive oil used is also a good source of those heart-healthy monosaturated fats, so it’s good for your heart health all around!

Crispy baked garlic kale chips being picked with fingers.

How do you keep kale chips crispy?

If you want to enjoy your kale chips later for some snacking, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature. This will ensure it maintains its crispy texture. It can be stored this way for about 2-3 days.

Note

Make sure they are fully cooled down before you put them in the container otherwise the steam will end up trapped inside, and you’ll end up with soggy kale chips!

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Crispy baked garlic kale chips served on a wooded plate.

Crispy Baked Garlic Kale Chips

Want something crunchy and garlicky? This kale chip recipe is not only full of crispy, salty, garlicky goodness, but it's also guilt-free and so easy to make!
4.82 from 11 votes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked kale chips, easy kale chips, kale chip recipe, kale crispy recipe
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 93kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Preheat oven to 325F.
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  • Wash, dry, remove ribs (stem) and cut kale into bite size pieces (about 1/2 inch slices). Place into a mixing bowl.
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  • Add olive oil into mixing bowl and coat well.
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  • In a small bowl, combine salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
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  • Line an oven tray with aluminum foil, transfer kale. Make sure there is no overlap (depending on the size of your tray, you may need to use 2 trays). Sprinkle seasoning mix over kale and place into center of the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crispy.
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  • Remove tray from oven and allow to cool down. Once cool, transfer to serving plate.
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Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5694IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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