Spicy Kale Chips

Spicy Kale Chips

By: Mika
Date: January 10, 2021


Spicy Kale Chips

These spicy kale chips are packed with flavor.  They are crunchy, salty, and ready in under 15 minutes.  They are Gluten free, vegan, and so so simple!


Spicy Kale Chips Ingredients

How to make Spicy Kale Chips

  1. Preheat the oven!  To 350 degrees
  2. Tear up the kale!  I like to tear the kale into chips size pieces but they can also be cut/chopped.  The stocks should be discarded.  Place the kale in a large bowl.
  3. Add oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. Combine everything in the large bowl and mix until all kale pieces are well coated.  
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil.  Place the kale on the baking sheet.  Spread the pieces out so they are all laying flat and have room to spread their wings.  This is how we get the crisp!  I usually have to cook the kale on two sheets or in two batches.  
  5. Bake!  For 10-12 minutes but keep an eye on them.  The chips should be golden brown on the edges, but they will burn fast!
  6. Let cool and Enjoy!  We like to have them with our Blender Tzatziki Sauce!



Quick Facts

How long does this dish take?  15 minutes

How much does this make?  4-5 servings

Does this meet my dietary needs?  This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free.  AND, can easily be made vegan!

How many pans should I plan for this meal?  1 bowl and 1-2 pans

How long does this keep?  3-4 days in the fridge.  These keep best kept in layers, separated by foil or paper towels in an airtight container 

Is it freezer friendly?  No

How do I reheat this?  Toss in the oven or toaster oven at 300 degrees for 5 minutes until crispy (best option) or eat cold

Can I pack this for lunch? Yes!  They do not need to be kept cold, but they will start to droop.  I still love them even if a little floppy, but something to be aware of.


Substitution Options

Kale:  sorry, no substitute for this one.. Might I recommend some other delicious veggie dishes?  

Lemon Juice: There is no sub for this one, but it can be left out and the kale chips will still taste delicious.  I love the punch of citrus but not necessary.  

Vegetable Oil: Coconut oil can be used in place of vegetable oil.  It will need to be melted first and will result in a slightly sweeter flavor.

Steak Seasoning:  This can be replaced with whatever seasoning you prefer.  Just check if the seasoning you choose has salt and pepper.  If it does not, I would add salt and pepper to the kale chips.

Red Pepper Flakes: Cayenne pepper or chili powder can be used to replace the red pepper flakes.  Cayenne is much spicier though, so use sparingly.  Red pepper flakes can be left out or reduced if you prefer to not have a spicy dish.  


Fun Fact! 

Kale is one of the most nutrient packed foods out there!  It has vitamin c, a, k, b, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper.  On top of these, it has tons of folate (great for hair and nails!) and is the all star plant for getting your vitamin K which is a must to avoid blood clotting.  (Source



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Spicy Kale Chips

Kale Chips - crunchy, bright, and spicy.  Try them with your favorite dressing or our taziki dip! 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chips, healthy, kale, snack, spicy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 291kcal


  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1/4 cup oil of choice we prefer avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp steak seasoning
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Tear kale to desired size, place in large bowl. Add oil and lemon juice and toss until evenly coated.
  • Line baking pan with foil. Place kale flat on the lined baking pan (be careful not to over crowd). Sprinkle seasoning evenly on top of chips (feel free to adjust for personal preference). I usually have to bake in two batches or on two pans.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to curl. They can burn fast, so keep an eye on them! Remove from oven and let cool. Best served day of.



Nutritional Information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
*Note: substitution options can be found above in the substitution section of this post.
For reheating, place in oven or toaster oven at 350 for 2-3 min.  Watch them carefully!  They can burn very fast..  Or you can skip the reheating - we love them cold, right out of the fridge!  Can be stored for up to 3 days laid flat in Tupperware.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6895IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3mg
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