Crisp and Crunchy Pita Chips Recipe: Easy and Delicious

Aromas wafting in my kitchen are always a welcome sight. As an Israeli chef, I have come up with an easy and quick recipe that has quickly become popular amongst my customers. Today, I’m excited to share with you my recipe for homemade pita chips!

If you’re a fan of crispy snacks like potato chips, you’re going to love these pita chips. They’re crispy, light and flavorful, and provide the perfect crunch for any occasion. Whether you’re having friends over for a shawarma night, or topping them over a Greek salad, these homemade baked pita chips make an excellent addition to your table.

But the best part? These pita chips are easy to make at home, and require only a few ingredients – some of which you may already have in your pantry! The recipe yields perfectly crispy chips every time, so you can ditch the store-bought options that are often high in sodium and preservatives.

So grab a bag of pita bread and let’s get started on this simple yet delicious recipe for homemade pita chips that is about to transport you straight into the heart of Middle Eastern cuisine.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pita Chips
Pita Chips

My friend, if you haven’t tried my homemade pita chips recipe yet, you are truly missing out! Trust me, once you taste these crispy little triangles of perfection, you’ll never go back to store-bought potato chips again.

First of all, this chips recipe is quick and easy to whip up. With just a few simple ingredients like pita bread, olive oil, and garlic powder, you can have a delicious snack in no time. And with the clear instructions I am about to share with you, making these chips couldn’t be easier!

But what really sets my pita chips apart is the level of customization you can achieve. Want healthier chips? Use whole wheat pita bread and bake them at 350°F for a few minutes longer for a thin and crispy texture. Feeling more indulgent? Brush on some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle on some garlic salt before baking. You can also experiment with your own flavors by adding any herbs or spices that suit your taste buds.

And let’s not forget how versatile these baked pita chips are: they make the perfect accompaniment to dips like hummus or tzatziki, but they can also stand on their own as a delicious snack. Try stuffing them with shawarma for a filling lunch or topping them with feta cheese and Kalamata olives for a Greek-inspired appetizer. The possibilities are endless!

So whether you’re looking for an easy, healthy snack or want to impress your guests with a unique party appetizer, my homemade pita chips recipe is sure to be a hit. Don’t wait any longer – grab some fresh pita bread and preheat your oven to 400°F – let’s make some perfectly crispy pita chips together!

Ingredient List

 Watch your favorite movie with a bowl of these crunchy pita chips
Watch your favorite movie with a bowl of these crunchy pita chips

The ingredient list for this homemade pita chips recipe is short and easy to follow. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Pita bread (8 triangles)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt

You can substitute garlic powder with minced garlic or any other seasonings of your choice.

The Recipe How-To

 Transform your ordinary hummus into an extraordinary dip with these crispy chips
Transform your ordinary hummus into an extraordinary dip with these crispy chips

Now, let’s dive into the heart of the matter: making your own Pita Chips! Trust me, these chips are absolutely irresistible and perfect for snacking, pairing with dips or complementing a dish. With minimal ingredients and easy steps, you can make a big batch in no time.


  • 4 pieces of pita bread, either store-bought or homemade
  • 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic or 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of dried herbs such as rosemary or thyme (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut each pita bread into 8 triangles with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic or garlic powder, and dried herbs if you’re using them.
  4. Place the pita triangles in a large bowl and pour the olive oil mixture over them. Toss until each triangle is evenly coated.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pita triangles in a single layer on it, making sure they don’t overlap.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the chips are crispy and lightly golden brown. You may need to bake them for an additional minute or two if your oven runs cooler.
  7. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the baked pita chips while they’re still warm out of the oven.

These chips are best served fresh out of the oven while they’re still warm and crispy. But don’t worry if you have any leftovers—just store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. 若要分享美食,请记得邀请我哟!

Substitutions and Variations

 Budget-friendly and easy to make pita chips that are perfect for any occasion
Budget-friendly and easy to make pita chips that are perfect for any occasion

A great thing about this pita chips recipe is that it’s very adaptable to personal preferences and dietary needs. Here are some variations you can try:

– Spices: Instead of garlic powder, try adding other spices such as cumin, paprika, or chili powder.

– Cheese: If you’re a cheese lover, sprinkle some grated Parmesan, feta, or cheddar on top of the pita chips before baking for extra flavor.

– Sweet version: For a sweet version of these pita chips, try brushing them with melted butter and sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on top before baking.

– Dips: Pita chips go great with a variety of dips such as hummus, tzatziki, salsa, or guacamole. Try dipping them in your favorite dip for a delicious snack.

– Shapes: Instead of cutting the pita bread into triangles, you can cut them into small squares or strips for a different shape.

– Gluten-free version: Use gluten-free pita bread instead of regular pita bread to make this recipe gluten-free.

Experiment with these substitutions and variations and make this recipe truly your own. Get creative and have fun while making perfectly crispy pita chips that will be the highlight of your snack time.

Serving and Pairing

 These homemade pita chips are a healthier and tastier alternative to store-bought chips
These homemade pita chips are a healthier and tastier alternative to store-bought chips

Ah, serving and pairing – the part where we convert our simple homemade pita chips into something truly remarkable! I love to serve pita chips alongside dips, salsas or spreads. They work fantastically well as an accompaniment for hummus or baba ganoush. You may even want to use them as a crunchy topping on one of your favorite soups or salads.

There is no limit to the number of dishes you can pair with these versatile chips. For example, if you’re feeling experimental, you might want to try pita chips with Indian curries for a change. The crunchiness adds a unique texture that pairs incredibly well with saucy dishes.

But if you’re feeling more traditional, just stick to serving them with some tzatziki or a creamy spinach artichoke dip. You can get creative with herbs and spices too by adding flavors like cumin, coriander, or smoked paprika to the seasoning mix.

Pita chips are also perfect for adding a crispy touch to vegetarian shawarma sandwiches that will take your meal game to the next level. And who doesn’t love a good basket of pita chips as a side dish for your homemade falafel?

So there you have it: whether it be savory or sweet combos that make you smile, these homemade pita chips will pair up perfectly with any number of flavor profiles and bring new life to the mealtime monotony!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add some flavor to your snack game with these satisfying pita chips
Add some flavor to your snack game with these satisfying pita chips

As wonderful as these homemade pita chips are fresh out of the oven, they can certainly be made ahead of time and enjoyed later. Luckily, storing and reheating them is a breeze.

To store your baked pita chips, make sure they have cooled completely first. Then, simply place them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. They will stay perfectly crispy for up to 2 days at room temperature. However, if you’re planning on storing them longer than that, I would recommend keeping them in the refrigerator.

When it’s time to enjoy them again, there are several ways you can reheat them so they’re just as delicious as when they were first made. To get the best results, place the chips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and heat them in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes, or until they’re crisp again.

If you’re short on time or don’t want to turn your oven on again, you can always put the pita chips in the microwave for a few seconds. Just be aware that this method might make them slightly less crispy than if you reheated them in the oven.

Whichever reheating method you choose, these homemade baked pita chips are sure to be a hit with any crowd. Enjoy them alongside shawarma or stuffed inside a Greek pizza for an extra crunch factor. Or simply enjoy their deliciousness as a healthy snack all on their own.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These golden brown pita chips are a perfect match for your favorite savory dips
These golden brown pita chips are a perfect match for your favorite savory dips

When it comes to making homemade pita chips, there are a few things to keep in mind to achieve perfectly crispy and flavorful results every single time. Here are some tips that I have learned over the years that will help you make the best homemade pita chips.

First and foremost, make sure to cut the pita bread into equal triangles or wedges. This will help ensure even baking and crispiness for each chip. Consider using a kitchen scale to make sure the pieces are all around the same weight.

To keep your pita chips from sticking to the baking sheet, line it with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. This will also make it easier to clean up afterwards.

If you prefer a more savory flavor for your pita chips, mix together olive oil and garlic powder or minced garlic before brushing onto the pita triangles. You can also add in other spices like paprika, cumin or dried oregano for some extra kick.

For best results, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the pita chips for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them while they bake – if the edges start to burn, take them out immediately.

To give your pita chips a little extra crunch, try sprinkling them with some coarse sea salt or garlic salt right when they come out of the oven while they are still hot and aromatic.

Lastly, consider experimenting with different types of pita breads or flatbreads such as whole wheat or Bosnian flatbread. They each have their own unique texture and flavor that can elevate your pita chips game.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make perfectly crispy and delicious homemade pita chips every time. These baked treats are perfect for snacking on their own, dipping in hummus, pairing with shawarma or stuffing into Greek-style pitas for an irresistible sandwich experience.


As you prepare to whip up this easy and quick homemade pita chips recipe, you may have a few questions in mind. Fear not, as I have compiled some frequently asked questions and their answers to help guide you towards making the best pita chips possible. Read on for some useful tips and tricks that can elevate your snack game from average to extraordinary!

How are pita chips made?

Let’s get started by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, take some pitas and slice them into eight equal parts. In a separate bowl, combine olive oil with freshly minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Dip a brush into this scrumptious mixture and give your pita chips a thorough coating. Once that’s done, go ahead and place your seasoned chips onto a baking sheet. Pop them into the oven and let them bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

Are pita chips healthier than potato chips?

When it comes to snacking, pita chips are a popular choice for those who enjoy some crunch. However, it’s important to note that they are not the healthiest option out there due to their flour-based composition and low nutritional value. Switching to kale chips can be a wise choice for those seeking a more nutritious snacking option.

What makes a pita chip a pita chip?

Pita chips are created by slicing pita bread into triangular shapes and cooking it through baking or frying. Pita bread, on the other hand, is a versatile alternative to bread that has a lower calorie and fat content. It can be used as a substitute for sandwiches or bread in a variety of dishes, such as wraps and mini pizzas.

What are the three ingredient pita chips?

Making pita chips at home is a piece of cake, as you only require three essential ingredients – pita bread, salt, and olive oil. I prefer using whole wheat pita bread, but white pita bread can be utilized without any difficulties!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this pita chips recipe is a quick and easy way to make a delicious snack that will satisfy your cravings. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make the best homemade pita chips that are perfectly crispy and flavorful every time. These chips are versatile and can be served as a side dish, as an accompaniment to shawarma, stuffed with Greek salad or hummus, and even used as a topping for pizza or falafel.

One of the best things about making your own pita chips at home is that you have full control over the ingredients. You can use extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, or even experiment with different seasonings to create your very own signature flavor. Plus, pita bread is relatively inexpensive and widely available in grocery stores, so this recipe won’t break the bank.

Not only are these chips easy to make and customizable, but they’re also healthier than traditional potato chips. They’re baked in the oven instead of being deep-fried like regular chips, so they’re a great alternative if you’re watching your calorie intake.

So why not try making these homemade pita chips for your next lunch or snack? You’ll be impressed with how quick and easy they are to prepare, and your taste buds will thank you for providing them with such a delicious treat. Trust me; once you start making your own pita chips from scratch, you won’t want to go back to store-bought ones ever again!

Pita Chips

Pita Chips Recipe

Another Weight Watcher's recipe. I like to have these with salsa or taco sauce. You can also use them anywhere you would have normally used a cracker or potato chip.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 170.2 kcal


  • 1 medium whole wheat pita bread (about 7" in diameter)
  • cooking spray
  • garlic salt (or other seasoning to taste)


  • Open pita and fully separate halves.
  • Cut halves in quarters and stack.
  • Cut stack into 5 triangles (this will give you 20 pieces).
  • Place the pita triangles on a cooking sheet and spray triangles lightly with the cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle lightly with seasoning to taste.
  • Bake in 350 degrees oven for about 5- 7 minutes.
  • Chips are done when they start to turn brown on the edges.
  • Don't worry if they seem a little pliable when you take them out of the oven.
  • They will crisp up in about 1 minute after coming out of the oven.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 64gCalories: 170.2kcalCarbohydrates: 35.2gProtein: 6.3gFat: 1.7gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 340.5mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 0.5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Oven
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