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Easy Homemade Tortilla Chips on white plate with salsa on side

Homemade Tortilla Chips in the Microwave

  • Author: Emily Cooper, RDN
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


All you need is 3 simple ingredients for a quick & healthy snack made in less than 5 minutes!


  • 3 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Lay cut tortillas evenly on a plate, doing your best not to overlap.
  2. Spray evenly with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Flip tortillas over, and repeat.
  4. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove plate from microwave with oven mitts (plate will be very hot!)
  6. Flip chips, and return to microwave for additional minute, keeping a close eye to prevent burning.
  7. Remove plate carefully with oven mitts, and serve chips with favorite dip immediately.


  • Chips are best served immediately, but can be kept in a cool, place in a resealable container overnight.
  • Standby when chips are cooking to make sure they do not burn.
  • Let plate cool for 2-3 minutes before serving. It will be very hot out of the microwave.
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 6 chips
  • Calories: 82
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 298
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 15
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: corn, tortilla, chips, appetizer, snack, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan