Kale Chips

Kale Chips

22 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011

Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will convert you! For the best result, don't overcrowd the pans.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 large bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves torn into pieces (about 16 cups; see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


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  1. Position racks in upper third and center of oven; preheat to 400°F.
  2. If kale is wet, very thoroughly pat dry with a clean kitchen towel; transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle the kale with oil and sprinkle with salt. Using your hands, massage the oil and salt onto the kale leaves to evenly coat. Fill 2 large rimmed baking sheets with a layer of kale, making sure the leaves don't overlap. (If the kale won't all fit, make the chips in batches.)
  3. Bake until most leaves are crisp, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through, 8 to 12 minutes total. (If baking a batch on just one sheet, start checking after 8 minutes to prevent burning.)
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • Note: Choose organic kale when possible. Nonorganic can have high pesticide residue.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 2 cups
  • Per serving: 110 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 6 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 37 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 38,329 IU vitamin A; 115 mg vitamin C; 203 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 210 mg sodium; 642 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (767% daily value), Vitamin C (192% dv), Calcium (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 22

October 02, 2016
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By: Ima Foodie
LOVE this! I followed the instructions exactly with total success. Instead of regular salt, I used sriracha salt which I finely ground with my pestle and mortar. Me and my co-workers loved the crunch and the touch of heat.
January 25, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Tastey Chips Gives you the crunch required for mind set of Potatoe chips,but healthier and fun to cook. First time cook without issues. Follow recipe every single step no short cuts . Impressed wife and friends. Pros: Perfect recipe without issues... Cons: None
January 17, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
ALWAYS w/excellent results: 190 to 200 degrees F. Clean, cut and season kale (onion-garlic salt, paprika, chile season, etc. Put on a sheet pan, do not heap and bake 1 hr. EXCELLENT results
February 17, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
I dry mine in the microwave for 1.30 mins and then spray lightly with light olive oil, sprinkle with salt and put in oven for about 1 minute on 175 - no burnt taste
January 16, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Change temperature The chips are good but I cut the cooking time to 4 minutes and they started to burn. My next batch I did at 300 degrees and no burning. Pros: oil and salt make them tasty Cons: temperature is too high
May 18, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Cooking time completely off Cooking times says 8-12 minutes. I decided to cook them 6 minutes to start off with. When I opened up my oven after 6 minutes a got a face full of smoke and two trays of black kale. Tried again with the second batch for 4 minutes. and that was much closer to being correct. Kale isn't cheap so I'm a little bummed that I wasted half of my money cooking as directed. Pros: healthy Cons: when cooked as directed your kale will burn and your house will fill up with smoke
April 25, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
These chips were amazing! These were really good! I actually love kale now ;) I made a kale smoothie earlier and it was horrible. I didn't like it. But these chips are really delicious! I put a little too much salt, more than what was given, but otherwise it was yummy! They were gone in 2 minutes! I would definitely make these again :) Pros: Healthy, delicious, great snack, low calorie Cons: NOTHING!
February 18, 2013
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By: nadiesavard
Simply delicious!!! It was my first time trying kale chips and homemade made it even more awesome. It taste like Lays Potato Chips. The crunchy-nest is perfect. If you're the savory type this one will hit the spot. I'm just curious if it can be done with purple kale.
December 12, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Kale Chips Are Simple I made mine with lemon an cayenne, for added detox power: awesomeveganblog.com/2012/12/12/kale-chips/ Pros: Easy, healthful Cons: nothing!!
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