Spicy Kale Chips

These Spicy Kale Chips have the satisfying crunch of a chip, are a wonderful, quick snack, and are the perfect side to a burger.  Plus, with several different spices, you can have many different kinds of Kale Chips.

The fresh ingredients take the place of processed or fried chips any day.

Plus, my son loves them!

Best Type of Kale

There are many different varieties of kale.

The one I like best is the baby kale.  I usually find them in a large bag at the grocery store.

The baby kale crisps up nicely and doesn’t require a lot of prep time since the stems are perfectly edible.

The larger kale is also a great option; however, you’ll need to remove the tough, fibrous stalks.  You can save the stalks later for soups or add them to your roasted broccoli.

Recipe Tricks

The first trick to this recipe is…MASSAGE!

Everyone can benefit from a good massage, right?

Well these kale leaves need to be massaged to ensure the oil and spices completely coat the leaves.  This also helps ensure the kale chips cook evenly and crisp up nicely.

The second trick to making super crunchy kale chips is give the kale room on the baking sheet.

Use two baking sheets if you have to.

If the leaves overlap, you will not get the same crunch due to the oil that will remain between the kale layers.

With those two tricks, your kale chips will be amazing, finger-licking good.

I guarantee you will eat them all, but just in case you don’t and you have to store them for later, just pop them into the oven to reheat them and the crunchy texture will return.

Spicy Kale Chips

Spicy Kale Chips
Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of baby kale
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Mix the avocado oil, salt, and pepper into the kale.
  3. Using your hands, massage the kale to ensure the oil and spices are completely mixed and evenly coated.
  4. Spread the kale onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Be sure to spread the leaves out.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Turn off the oven, but keep the kale in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Enjoy immediately while still crunchy.

Variations

For different flavors, add these spice mixtures below or make it your own by adding whatever spices you like.

“Cheesy” Chips:

BBQ Chips:

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper

Sun Dried Tomato Chips

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp sun dried tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and pepper

Place all ingredients into the food processor and then coat the kale.

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Test the Recipe then Let Me Know

How did you like the Spicy Kale Chips?

What did you serve them with?

Hope you enjoyed it!  Comment below and let me know.

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