recipe

Move over, potatoes—you aren’t the only vegetable that makes delicious crunchy chips. Kale chips are definitely the best way to eat this super healthy veggie.

safety
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 1 hour 35 minutes
yield
  • Serves 2

Prepare Ingredients

4 ounces
Lacinato kale
1 teaspoon
extra-virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon
kosher salt

Gather Cooking Equipment

2
cooling racks
Rimmed baking sheet
Kitchen shears
Cutting board
Salad spinner
2
dish towels
Large bowl
Oven mitts
1
 

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 200 degrees. Set cooling rack in rimmed baking sheet.

 
2
 
4 ounces
Lacinato kale

Use kitchen shears to separate stems of kale from leaves; discard stems. Tear leaves into 3-inch pieces (pieces can vary in size; you should have about 4 cups).

Prepping Kale for Kale Chips

 
3
 

Wash kale in salad spinner and spin dry. Spread out kale on clean dish towel, cover with second clean dish towel, and pat dry.

 
4
 
1 teaspoon
extra-virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon
kosher salt

Transfer kale to large bowl and drizzle with oil. Use your hands to rub oil onto kale until it is well coated and shiny. Spread kale out in even layer on cooling rack. Sprinkle evenly with salt.

 
5
 

Place baking sheet in oven and bake until kale chips are very crisp, 1 to 1¼ hours.

 
6
 

Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking sheet on second cooling rack. Let chips cool completely, about 10 minutes. Serve.