Super Easy Kale Chips

Posted on: October 5th, 2011 by missycoppage 4 Comments

So, I know I posted about Kale Chips once before, but this is an alternative recipe for making them that is faster and easier.  Kale is so very good for you so make these for a snack or a side to go with your lunch.

Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium. Kale, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), a chemical with potent anti-cancer properties. Boiling decreases the level of sulforaphane; however, steaming, microwaving, or stir frying do not result in significant loss. Along with other brassica vegetables, kale is also a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.  Kale is also a good source of carotenoids. (courtesy of wikipedia)

Super Easy Kale Chips


1 Bunch Kale

1/4 tsp Safflower Oil

Seasonings of your choice

(parchment paper)


*Clean Kale first, then tear into medium sized pieces.

*Place parchment paper on a microwave safe plate.

*Put kale into a bowl and drizzle with oil.  Rub oil into leaves.

*Line kale on top.  It is ok if it overlaps, but don’t pile up.

*Season with whatever you like.  I used black pepper, garlic, and nutritional yeast.

*Microwave for 4-5 minutes depending on your microwave.


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4 Responses

  1. Erica McCreedy says:

    I have to attest to these! This is such a fantastic snack and are super easy to make. Who knew that kale could be so addicting!

  2. blizlady says:

    I have made kale chips in a regular oven (350-degrees for 15 minutes), but never in the microwave. I may try that next time to see if they turn out crispy. Love these, and they are so good for you!

    • missycoppage says:

      The definitely get crispy. I usually make them in an oven as well, but after hearing you could do potato chips like this in the microwave I had to try it with Kale. They are equally as good as the oven kind only faster 🙂

  3. jackie says:

    Love kale so good!I also drizzle vinegar on my kale.Yum-Yum

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