If you don't know about kale chips...well, you should. They're pretty incredible. Who knew taking kale, (arguably one of the healthiest foods), and a few other ingredients could make something that tastes remarkably like potato chips? The kale ends up crisping in the oven so it gives you the same satisfying crunch as a potato chip. You can keep it as simple as kale, salt and cooking spray (3 ingredients!) or add a few extra spices for a barbecue flavored chip. I did half of the chips just with salt and the other half as barbecue chips, and, honestly, we liked both equally.
We had our kale chips as a side for our spicy chicken and avocado sandwiches. A delicious spring dinner!
Kale Chips with Salt
- 1 head kale (preferably curly kale)
- cooking spray
Taken from: Peas and Thank You
- 1 t. paprika
- 1/2 t. garlic salt
- 1/2 t. sugar
- 1/4 t. onion powder
- 1/4 t. chili powder
- 1/4 t. dry mustard (I omitted)
- pinch of cayenne (optional)
- 1 head kale
- cooking spray
-Preheat oven to 300. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil (the foil is optional but makes for easy clean up) and then spray foil with cooking spray.
-Rinse and dry the kale, then remove the stems and tough center ribs. Cut into large pieces and arrange leaves in a single layer on baking sheets. Spray kale pieces with cooking spray and then sprinkle with salt or BBQ spice mixture.
-Bake for approximately 20 minutes; after 10 minutes of cooking, rotate the pan and then check every few minutes so they don't burn. Chips should be light and crisp.