2 million people cant be wrong! It may have been quite a bit back, but the TikTok PIta Chips, crisped up in Zaatar (or pretty much any other seasoning) and fried in the air fryer is the snack of your dreams.
With nothing but pita bread and your favorite seasoning, it takes under 12 minutes to produce a perfect appetizer, snack or base for a lunch that is homemade and easy, peasy.
How to make TikTok Pita Chips
TikTok Air Fryer pita chips are incredibly easy. You can find pita bread in white and wheat and available in most bread and bakery aisles at the store.
A 6 pack of pita bread, cut into bite sized pieces, will produce a healthy amount of pita chips that is perfect to feed about 4-6. Pita is a relatively heavy bread and can be served with a variety of dressings or dips as well.
Does it matter what Air Fryer Brand?
Personally we use the Ninja Foodi all in one Air Fryer. It’s an air fryer that pressure cooks, air fry’s and bakes all in one, which cuts down on the amount of products we need in the pantry. That being said, this recipe will work with nearly any other air fryer brand as long as it has a time and temperature adjustment.
Common Air Fryers
- Ninja Foodi
- Instant Vortex
What seasoning goes best on TikTok Pita Chips?
While TikTok taught us that all you need is pita bread and oil to create the perfect pita bite, seasoning can really make all the difference.
One thing to note is that seasoning blends can be really heavy in flavor. Its tempting to pour a TON of seasoning on the pita bread prior to baking but its best to start with a tablespoon, blend, and add more to taste.
You cannot take away seasoning once its on there so its best to add a bit at a time. (ask me how I know…hahaha)
Middle Eastern Spices: Some of the original videos we initially saw were from a Palestinian woman, where she used Zaatar and Sumac. Zaatar is a spice commonly used in the middle east and is a blend of spices like oregano, thyme and cumin. See full tiktok of her version of pita chips here.
Greek: There are so many Greek blends available, like Cavender’s, which has all purpose Greek seasonings combined (which is what I used in this pita chip recipe, I got my seasoning at Walmart). Keep in mind spice blends can have quite a bit of SALT so start with a little and then add more as needed.
American: What is more American than ranch seasoning! Grab a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning to mix on pita bread prior to air frying.
What to kind of Dip to serve with Air Fryer Pita Chips?
While these pita chips can certainly be eaten on their own with simply oil and bread, they get really addictive once you add some jars of dips!
- Hummus – Hummus comes in a variety of great flavors that complement chips like traditional, garlic and lemon
- Yogurt – Unflavored Greek yogurt and a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a simple dip
- Sour Cream – Sour cream is a great simple topping
- Oil Based Dips – Just add a bit of oil on a plate with some extra seasoning ( a la Carrabba’s)
- Ranch Dip or Ranch Dressing: Here is our favorite ranch dip recipe
- Tzatziki Dip: This is our recommendation on Pinterest for Tzatziki Dip.
How to adjust the crunch in the Pita Chip
These TikTok Pita Chips are made from soft pita bread and does have a chip like density.
However, it is still made from bread (not potatoes) and therefore is like a homemade crouton over a hard tortilla chip when describing the crunch. If you want a serious crunch, I recommend cutting the bread down in smaller pieces and cooking longer.
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