Homemade Pita Chips are a great way to use up leftover Pita Bread. They are also way more satisfying than store-bought. The flavor and texture are just right – crisp, crunchy, and perfectly seasoned.

We love these dipped in Whipped Feta Dip or Homemade Hummus. Check out the step-by-step photos and see how easy it is to make Pita Chips from scratch.

Homemade pita chips in a serving bowl

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Pita Chips Recipe

What are Pita Chips? They are essentially Pita Bread cut into wedges or chips, that are oiled, seasoned, and baked until crisp. They are used instead of chips or crackers. They are popular in Mediterranean, Greek and Middle Eastern Cuisine.

Store-bought pita chips tend to be quite thick, stiff, and hard to bite into. Fresh home-baked pita chips are much more pleasant to crunch and munch and easier to chew. Homemade also takes about 15 minutes to make. They are quick, easy, and really satisfying. 

Crispy baked pita chips on baking sheet

Ingredients

The key to making great pita chips is in getting the right pita bread. If you don’t have time to whip up homemade pita bread, then look for the pocket pita bread style for crispy and airy pita chips.

  • Pita Bread – We have tried this with different kinds of pita bread, both the thicker bread-like pita bread from Costco and the classic pocket-style pita bread. I prefer the pocket style. Its thinner layers help it bake faster, crispier, and lighter.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – use a good oil that adds flavor to the pita.
  • Dried herbs – we use a combination of dried basil and oregano to add Mediterranean flavor.
  • Garlic powder – adds mild garlicky flavor
  • Salt – you can add this to taste depending on what you’re serving the pita chips with. If you are using a saltier dip like Crab Dip or Spinach Artichoke Dip, use 1/4 tsp and use more if you prefer more.
Ingredients for homemade pita chips with pita bread, seasonings and olive oil

How to Make Pita Chips

  1. Combine Seasonings – Stir together olive oil and seasonings and set aside for the flavors to meld.
  2. Cut tortillas – use a pizza cutter or a knife to cut pita bread into triangles.
  3. Toss together – Put pita triangles into a large mixing bowl, drizzle with the oil mixture and toss together until coated.
  4. Bake – arrange pita pieces in a single layer on a large baking sheet or divide into 2 smaller baking sheets if needed. Bake at 400˚F for 8-12 minutes until crisp.
Step by step how to make pita chips

Pro Tip: Bake time will vary depending on the thickness of your pita bread. If you are using the thicker pita bread, it will take 10-12 minutes for the pita chips to crisp up. If using pocket-style pita bread, it will bake up in 8-9 minutes.

Pita chips seasoned and baked on a baking sheet

To Serve

We love to serve these chips as a great snack with dips and they are a lovely option on a Charcuterie Board. Try dipping pita chips into:

Serving pita chips with dip

Are Pita Chips Healthy?

Homemade pita chips are a better choice than storebought. Here’s why:

  • Better oil – you control the quality of the oil you use. Extra virgin is a more expensive oil that isn’t often used in commercial brand pita chips.
  • Less salt – storebought chips can be quite salty which can be overwhelming depending on what you are serving them with. We love that you can add salt to taste here.
  • Quality pita bread – you can purchase whole wheat pita bread or make Homemade Pita Bread with fresh and even organic ingredients.
  • Preservatives – Store-bought foods are often made with preservatives for longer shelf life. Homemade don’t keep as long, but it’s worth the tradeoff for better-quality food.
  • Baked – chips that are baked and not fried are healthier because they don’t soak up as much oil.

How to Store Pita Chips

Once pita chips are fully cooled, store them in an airtight container or zip-top bag at room temperature for up to a week. They will keep better and stay crunchier in a dry environment.

Baked pita chips cooled and ready to store

Homemade pita chips not only taste better than storebought, but it’s such a smart way to use up leftover Pita Bread. It’s also so easy! Let me know what you like to serve with your chips.

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Pita Chips Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Pita chips served in bowl
Homemade pita chips are a great way to use up leftover pita bread. They are also way more satisfying than store-bought. They are crisp, crunchy, and perfectly seasoned. Once chips are at room temperature, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 people

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. In a measuring cup, combine extra virgin olive oil and seasonings, stir to combine.
  • Cut pita bread into triangles. For an 8-inch pita bread, you can use a pizza cutter to slice it into 8-10 wedges or triangles.
  • Combine pita bread in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil mixture and toss with your hands until evenly coated.
  • Arrange pita chips in a single layer. I fit the whole batch on a large half sheet, but you can also use 2 smaller baking sheets. Bake at 400˚F in a single layer for 8-12 minutes (*depending on thickness of pita bread) flipping halfway. Bake until crisp, golden and firm. If you have 2 baking sheets, rotate them halfway through baking.

Notes

&Pocket pita has 2 thinner layers in it so it bakes into chips faster (7-9 minutes), while thicker soft pita bread takes longer to dry and crisp up (10-12 minutes).

Nutrition Per Serving

138kcal Calories16g Carbs3g Protein7g Fat1g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat5g Monounsaturated Fat223mg Sodium41mg Potassium1g Fiber0.01g Sugar3IU Vitamin A0.01mg Vitamin C29mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Pita Chips Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
138
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Sodium
 
223
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
41
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
0.01
g
0
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
3
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
0.01
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
29
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: homemade pita chips, how to make pita chips, pita chips
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 138

Natasha Kravchuk

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Comments

  • Sherry
    December 19, 2023

    Do you separate the triangle into the 2 halves or keep the fold?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 19, 2023

      Hi Sherry! I do not. I keep them as is (see the image above). I think this could also depend on the type of pita you use and if its very thick.

      Reply

  • Betty
    December 30, 2022

    Made these tonight and was amazed how good they were, better than store bought. Thank you.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 30, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Betty! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Lauren
    December 30, 2022

    Natasha,
    Can I bake your pita chips recipe in my air fryer?
    Love your recipes!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2022

      Hi Lauren, I haven’t tried this in an air fryer to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

    • Jennifer
      November 29, 2023

      I air fried mine on 375 for approx 8 mins; crispy and crunchy. It was delish

      Reply

  • Val
    December 29, 2022

    They wouldn’t exactly be pita chips but do you think naan bread could be used in the same way??

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 29, 2022

      Hi Val! I think it could work, depending on how thick the naan bread is. You’ll have to experiment with it.

      Reply

  • Olivia
    December 28, 2022

    So much better than store bought! Thank you for this recipe, I love how crispy and delicious they turned out!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      December 28, 2022

      Hi Olivia, I’m so happy to hear that you loved the homemade Pita Chips!

      Reply

  • Journa Liz Ramirez
    December 28, 2022

    These pita chips turned out to be so crispy and flavorful, my family loves them! Thanks Natasha for this easy recipe!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 28, 2022

      You’re welcome! So glad you loved them.

      Reply

  • Sharina
    December 28, 2022

    Never gonna have store-bought pita chips. This recipe is a new favorite, the instructions are so easy to follow and it makes satisfying pita chips. Must-try!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 28, 2022

      I’m so glad to hear that, Sharina! Thank you for sharing with us.

      Reply

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