my western nest.

After a weekend of cheat days and indulging, I wanted to share this savory recipe for crispy kale chips.  I love this recipe because it utilizes a superfood (kale), and it works with literally any seasoning, making it easy to customize!  I’ve made these chips a few times now, using a new spice blend each time, and they always come out awesome.

crispy kale chips


  • 1 bunch or large bag of kale
  • olive oil (or olive oil cooking spray)
  • salt & pepper, or any blend of spices
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry the kale.  It’s really important to get the kale as dry as possible: let it sit in a colander for an hour, and blot with paper towel, if need be.  The drier the kale, the crispier the chips.IMG_3470
  3. If you are using a bunch of kale, chop it into manageable pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, drizzle the kale with olive oil (don’t overdo it!).  Toss the kale in the olive oil.  For a more even coating, using olive oil cooking spray or a Misto oil mister.IMG_3473
  5. On 1-2 baking sheets lined with aluminum foil, spread your kale and sprinkle with salt and pepper, or your spice blend.  I have used Lawry’s, as well as a Chicago Steak Seasoning, and they were both awesome!
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes, depending on how crispy you want your chips.  If you used two pans, stir and rotate halfway thorough.  I like my chips close to burnt, so I sometimes baked them slightly over 20 minutes.
  7. Remove, let cool, and enjoy!IMG_3480


The only downside (if you can call it a downside): you’ll eat way more kale than you may be used to.  These never last long at my house, and writing this makes me want more…even though it’s super early.

I linked up this post for Foodie Friday!


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