How to make the best Airfryer Chips – Recipe

How to make the best Airfryer Chips – I love our airfyer for chips. I don’t make them any other way and I haven’t done for the last 7 years since I first bought our airfryer whilst on the Slimming World diet. I am no longer doing the diet but I still make chips like this as I can’t imagine a better way for a healthy food version of chips!

First of all, I don’t peel the potatoes. There are a few reasons for this. As you probably already know, most of the nutrients in a potato are just under the skin, so you can often throw these away when you are peeling them. Also it’s extra fibre in your diet.

Airfryer chips

Airfryer Chips

Primarily though it is easier and quicker to make them this way. You can also use up any smaller potatoes that are too fiddly to peel and leave the good size ones to make roast potatoes another day (see my air-fryer roast potato recipe, or this recipe for air-fryer plantain).

Airfryer chips

I cut them quite chunky as you can see – you don’t need to, I just prefer them this way.  

Best Airfryer for Chips

Then it’s into the air fryer. There are two different styles of air fryer and I have both. For chips, I would go with the Tefal Actifry style every time.  It’s definitely the best airfryer for chips.   It has a solid pan and a paddle that turns the chips as it cooks. This way, one tablespoon of oil (olive oil in preference) goes a long way and the chips are constantly being coated so don’t dry out like they are prone to in the Tower style airfryer.  If you do have the Tower style airfryer then I would recommend putting the raw chips into a bowl and tossing in olive oil there, rather than drizzling the potatoes in oil in the air fryer itself as it will tend to fall through the grille at the bottom of the pan.

Air Fryer Chips

Back to the Tefal Actify method though.  Add your chips into the pan and drizzle with olive oil.

cooking chips in airfryer

The paddle then continually turns the chips and coats them in oil as it cooks- they don’t dry out and the chips come out perfectly – around 25-30 minutes later.

Air fryer chips


If you are looking to cut out calories then you can simply spritz your potatoes with Fry Light and cook them that way.  I find they come out dry this way though and I would add the extra calories – it’s really worth it for a much better chip experience!  

Cooking frozen chips in Airfryer 

If you are cooking frozen chips in your airfryer just treat them as normal potatoes with a drizzle of oil or spritz of fry light and cook them as long as you would in a regular oven.

[lt_recipe name=”Best Airfryer Chips Recipe” servings=”3″ prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”25M” total_time=”35M” difficulty=”Easy” summary=”Great low cal Airfryer chips!” print=”yes” image=”” ingredients=”6 Medium Potatoes;Fry light or Olive Oil” ]Wash and slice the potatoes into chip size pieces. Place them in the airfryer and give them a liberal coating of Frylight or drizzle over a tablespoon of olive oil. Cook for 25 minutes until golden and crisp.[/lt_recipe]