3 Minute Microwave Kale Chips

3 minutes? Too good to be true? I thought so too. But these kale chips are the perfect crispy addition to salads or just a quick, healthy snack for your day. It is also the perfect idea to use up extra kale that is about to go bad. Try adding a drizzle of olive oil with a dash of salt and pepper for some added flavor. You can also get creative and add parmesan cheese, various spices, or different oils and balsamic vinegars. I personally love utilizing Rocky Mountain Olive Oil products like basil olive oil, serrano honey balsamic vinegar, and so many more. Try these yummy variations. If you come up with a new variation for these kale chips recipe, I would love to hear about it!

Asian Sesame Kale Chips: garlic olive oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds

Cheesin’ Kale Chips: parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast, olive oil, sea salt

Popcorn Kale Chips: butter olive oil, butter seasoning

Maple Balsamic Kale Chips: red wine vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, salt (see Maple Balsamic Kale Chip Salad here)

Watch the glorious transformation…1 minute… 2 minutes…



3 minutes… and done. Perfectly crispy. Still don’t believe me? Give it the 3 minute try. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll definitely be saying, “KALE YEAH!” See the video below to see just how easy this recipe is!

Microwave Kale Chips

| Total Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 8 to 10 kale chips |


  • 1 kale leaf, washed and ripped into medium-sized pieces


  1. Wash kale and dry thoroughly. Coat kale with any additional oils or seasonings (see above for variation ideas).
  2. Line a microwave-safe plate with parchment paper and arrange the kale pieces in a single layer on the plate.
  3. Microwave for 2 ½ to 3 mins or until crispy.  Enjoy immediately as they lose their crispiness with time.

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