Air Fryer Pita Chips

Crispy, crunchy pita chips are the perfect snack to munch on or serve alongside dips and spreads. But instead of buying store-bought pita chips loaded with preservatives, try making your own quick and easy pita chips right at home using the air fryer!

In just minutes you can turn pita bread into deliciously flavored chips with a fraction of the oil and effort of baking them in the oven. This air fryer pita chips recipe transforms plain pitas into crackers with a delightful crunch and subtle hint of garlic, parsley, and olive oil flavor.

air fryer pita chips

They make an ideal ready-to-eat finger food for parties or picnics and pair beautifully with dips and tapenades. Even better, they come together in just 10 minutes start to finish!

Keep reading for my simple step-by-step method for making perfect air fryer pita chips as well as plenty of serving ideas and helpful tips for best results. Crunchy, aromatic air fryer pita chips await!

💖 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

They’re Deliciously Seasoned – These pita chips go way beyond plain, with a subtle yet ultra-flavorful blend of olive oil, garlic powder, and parsley. Each bite packs a savory, aromatic punch that will have you reaching for more. 

pita chips in air fryer

Quick & Easy to Make – From start to finish, these air fryer pita chips take just 10 minutes to prepare. Simply cut, mix, brush, and air fry. Let the air fryer do all the work crisping up the pitas for you. 

Perfect Party Snack -These airfryer pita chips make the ultimate anytime finger food to nosh on with dips. Way better than greasy potato chips or preservative-filled store-bought brands. Your guests will be begging for the recipe.

✨ Recipe Ingredients

For this pita chips air fryer recipe you will need:

  • 2 Pita Bread
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Parsley (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Follow this simple pita chips in air fryer recipe:

Step 1

Preheat the air fryer to 350F (175C) and cut the pitas into 8 triangular pieces.

Step 2

Combine all the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Mix them well.

Step 3

Brush the mixture on top of your pita slices and place them in the air fryer.

Step 4

Air fry them for 6-7 minutes. After removing them, let the cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy these tasty air fryer pita chips!

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1. Cut Pitas Evenly for Consistent Results

Take care to cut the pita breads into even triangular wedges prior to brushing with oil and seasonings. Uniformly sized pieces will bake and brown at the same pace.

Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cleanly slice each pita into 6-8 pieces without compressing or smashing the dough. You can even use kitchen shears for easy cutting. Avoid ragged edges or thick and thin pieces for the best textural results.

2. Don’t Overcrowd the Basket

Arranging the pita wedges too close together can inhibit airflow and crispiness. Make sure to spread them out into a single, even layer without overlapping for the best outcome.

It’s better to work in batches to avoid crowding if needed. Overlapped or crowded pita chips run the risk of steaming instead of properly air frying resulting in undesirable softness and chewiness.

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3. Check Often for Desired Color

Pita chips bake up lightning fast in the hot air fryer so be sure to set your timer accordingly. However, the exact cooking time can fluctuate depending on the size and thickness of your chips.

To prevent burning, periodically check them starting a minute before the estimated time. Look for light golden brown edges once bubbly on top. You can continue cooking darker if you prefer. Just don’t walk away once they’re frying or they can go from golden to burnt quite quickly.

4. Vary Your Seasonings

Feel free to get creative with the seasoning blend for your pita chips! Swap in different dried herbs like oregano, basil, or Italian seasoning. Or use spices like cumin, chili powder, or cinnamon-sugar for a sweet kick.

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1. Pita Chips With Rosemary- The aromatic, woodsy flavor of rosemary pairs beautifully with the nutty taste of olive oil and pitas in this simple variation. Simply substitute the dried parsley for 1 teaspoon dried rosemary. 

2. Crispy Za’atar Pita Chips– For those with adventurous palates, za’atar spice blend adds exotic intensity to plain pita chips. To make these tasty Middle Eastern-inspired bites, omit the dried parsley and garlic powder. Instead, mix 1 tablespoon za’atar spice with the olive oil before brushing it onto the pita slices. 

3. Cheesy Pita Chips– For the ultimate party snack, sprinkle 1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese over the pita triangles before air frying. The cheese creates a crispy, golden topping on the chips, adding rich umami flavor. For bonus decadence, try using shredded mozzarella or crumbled feta instead of Parmesan. 

4. Chili Powder Pita Chips– Add some heat to your pita chips by incorporating chili powder into the oil mixture. Simply add 1⁄2 to 1 teaspoon of chili powder along with the other seasoning. The chili powder’s vibrant red color and mild spiciness gives the pita slices southwestern flair. 

5. Pita Chips with Italian Herbs– For a taste of Tuscany, use an Italian herb blend instead of plain parsley. Mix 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning with the oil and pita slices, significantly enhancing flavor. Oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary infuse the chips with aromatic essence reminiscent of the Mediterranean. 

6. Everything Bagel Pita Chips– For the ultimate savory snack, top your pita chips with everything bagel seasoning before air frying. This stellar blend adds the taste of an everything bagel to the crispy chips, taking flavor to the next level.

The mix of sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, poppy seeds, and salt gives these pita bites incredible complexity and crunch. Serve them solo or pair with cream cheese for an iconic flavor combo that’s perfect at any time of day. 

Dipping Sauces

1. Classic Hummus: A timeless companion to pita chips, hummus, with its creamy texture and rich flavors of chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and garlic, is a match made in culinary heaven. The subtle garlic and parsley notes in your air fried pita chips will harmonize beautifully with the earthy depth of the hummus. 

2. Tzatziki Sauce: This Greek yogurt-based dip, infused with cucumber, garlic, and dill, offers a refreshing counterpoint to the crispiness of the pita chips. The cool, creamy tzatziki with its cucumber crunch and garlicky kick, pairs exquisitely with the crunchy texture and the aromatic spices of your air-fried pita chips. 

airfryer pita chips

3. Roasted Red Pepper Dip: Imagine the smoky sweetness of roasted red peppers blended into a smooth, creamy dip. This sauce, often enhanced with garlic, olive oil, and sometimes nuts, offers a sweet and slightly tangy flavor profile that complements the savory, garlicky taste of your pita chips. 

4. Olive Tapenade: If you fancy a walk on the bolder side of flavors, this robust dip made from finely chopped olives, capers, and anchovies, seasoned with olive oil, is your go-to choice. The briny, salty tapenade juxtaposed with the subtly seasoned air-fried pita chips creates an explosion of Mediterranean flavors.

5. Feta and Herb Dip: Crumbled feta cheese, blended with creamy yogurt and a medley of herbs like dill, mint, and parsley, results in a dip that’s tangy, herby, and irresistibly creamy. This dip, with its rich texture and sharp, salty notes from the feta, complements the light, airy crunch of the pita chips.


These air fryer pita chips can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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For longer storage, place the cooled pita chips in a freezer bag or airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow the chips to come to room temperature before serving if frozen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long do these pita chips stay fresh for?

The baked pita chips will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 1 week. For best quality and taste, try to enjoy them within 3-4 days.

making pita chips in air fryer

2. Can I use whole wheat pita bread instead of regular pita bread?

Yes, you can use whole wheat pita bread for this air fryer pita bread recipe. The cooking time and method will be the same. Whole wheat pitas may come out slightly crispier.

3. I don’t have parsley or garlic powder. What can I use instead?

If you don’t have parsley, you can omit it or substitute with any other dried herb like oregano, thyme or rosemary. If you don’t have garlic powder, use 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic instead.

Making Flatbread at Home

You’ll be delighted to know how quick and easy it is to make your own flatbread at home. And not only is homemade flatbread faster and cheaper – it’s also far tastier and healthier than what you’ll find wrapped up on store shelves.

The secret is using an air fryer, which gives the flatbread a perfectly crispy texture on the outside while keeping the inside soft and chewy. Air fryers use super hot air to crisp up your flatbread dough in just minutes. No more waiting for the oven to slowly warm up and drain all the moisture out of your bread.

My homemade air fryer flatbread recipe uses simple wholesome ingredients you likely already have on hand – no hard-to-find flours or obscure additions needed. I provide step-by-step instructions that make the process foolproof even for beginner bakers.

And the flavor will blow you away! No store-bought flatbread can compare to the delicious homemade taste. You can even customize the recipe with different herbs, spices, oils or mix-ins to create a different bread every time.

These quick and easy air fryer pita chips make for the perfect crunchy snack or appetizer. With just a few simple ingredients and barely any prep time required, you can whip up a batch whenever the craving strikes. Feel free to experiment with different seasonings to customize the flavor to your liking.

I hope you’ll give this easy recipe a try soon. Air frying helps create deliciously crispy pita chips without needing to heat up the oven or fry in hot oil.

Let me know if you have any other questions! And make sure to explore more air fryer recipes on my site for all kinds of delicious crowd-pleasing bites.

air fryer pita chips

Air Fryer Pita Chips

Easily make the perfect air fryer pita chips with this easy recipe! So crunchy and delicious, these chips are a great way to enjoy pita bread.
4.89 from 9 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer pita chips, pita chips air fryer
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 110kcal
Cost: $10
  • 2 Pita Bread
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Parsley (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350F (175C) and cut the pitas into 8 triangular pieces.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Mix them well.
  • Brush the mixture on top of your pita slices and place them in the air fryer.
  • Air fry them for 6-7 minutes. After removing them, let the cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 110kcal

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Meet William James, your go-to guru for all things air fryer! A culinary adventurer with a passion for healthier twists on classic dishes, William transformed his love for cooking and experimentation into a one-stop resource for fellow air fryer enthusiasts.


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