Microwave Chipotle Sweet Potato Chips

These microwave chipotle sweet potato chips are ready in no time and cook crispy in the microwave. Dust with a homemade chipotle spice blend and enjoy!

These microwave chipotle sweet potato chips are ready in no time and cook crispy in the microwave. Dust with a homemade chipotle spice blend and enjoy!

You know those people who could live off snacking but eat no real meal? Yeah, that’s me. If it’s crunchy, I want it. If it’s sweet, I want it. I once heard that if you snack too much at night you should learn how to knit or crochet because really you’re just bored and need something to do with your hands. I tried crocheting and it was a disaster. It’s easy enough to comprehend but my ability to read a pattern is on par with a newborn baby attempting to read.

Needless to say, I’m not Martha Stewart.

These microwave chipotle sweet potato chips are ready in no time and cook crispy in the microwave. Dust with a homemade chipotle spice blend and enjoy!

I was asked to make a heart healthy snack so went to the sweet potato chip route. I love flavored crunchy chips but didn’t feel like frying or spending too much time in the kitchen. So I threw together a smokey chipotle BBQ style spice mix and got to slicing. All you do is lightly coat in oil, add to the microwave and wait patiently for them to be ready. I should probably note that these chips are pretty spicy but you could lessen the heat by using less chipotle chile powder and a little more chili powder.

Trust me, if you are a late night snacker you will love this recipe. Fresh chips in under 10 minutes? Yes, please!

These microwave chipotle sweet potato chips are ready in no time and cook crispy in the microwave. Dust with a homemade chipotle spice blend and enjoy!

Looking for more delicious sweet potato recipes? Try my Pesto Hummus Sweet Potato BitesVanilla Sweet Potato CasseroleChipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet PotatoesMaple Roasted Sweet Potatoes or my Sweet Potato and Fig Muffins

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Microwave Chipotle Sweet Potato Chips

These microwave chipotle sweet potato chips are ready in no time and cook crispy in the microwave. Dust with a homemade chipotle spice blend and enjoy!

Yield: 2 cups chips

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder (sometimes called chipotle chile pepper)

Inspired by Rachel Cooks

Directions:

Scrub your sweet potato and cut off ends.

Using a mandoline cut the sweet potato into thin slices.

Add slices to a large bowl and drizzle with oil and kosher salt. Using your hands toss the slices to evenly coat with oil and salt.

Add a piece of parchment paper to the tray in your microwave.

Add sweet potatoes to the parchment paper keeping them close to each other but not overlapping.

Cook in the microwave on high heat anywhere from 3.5 minutes to 5 minutes. This will completely depend on the strength of your microwave and the size of your sweet potato slices. Please keep an eye on your chips until you learn the timing of your potatoes.

While your potatoes are cooking mix together paprika, garlic salt, chili powder and chipotle chili powder in a small mixing bowl.

Once the chips are done cooking remove from the microwave and toss in the spice mix.

Remove chips from mix, add to bowl and continue until all chips have been cooked.

Let the chips cool slightly and enjoy.

Note: The chips will sometimes turn a little brown in the middle while cooking, they still taste fine and are not burnt. Also, the chips should be mostly crunchy when done cooking but will crisp up a little more once allowed to set for a minute after being cooked. These chips are best enjoyed right away. If they sit for too long they may soften.

28 Responses to “Microwave Chipotle Sweet Potato Chips”

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    Emily @ Life on Food — March 14, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Seriously? Who know this could be done in the microwave. I love sweet potato chips.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — March 14th, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

      So easy and so delicious! I hope you give them a try…love them! 🙂

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    Leslie — March 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I could totally live off snacking too! Love that these are ready in only 10 minutes!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — March 14th, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only all day snacker 🙂

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — March 14, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I am obsessed with making chips in the microwave. We do them all the time! I love this sweet potato version, delicious!!!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — March 14th, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

      It’s such a fun and quick way to make a snack. Perfect for midnight snacking 🙂

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    katie — March 14, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Ummm this sounds divine and right up my alley!!! I can’t wait to make these today!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — March 14th, 2014 @ 10:25 am

      I hope you love them! They are spicy so the baby will love it…hehe 🙂

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — March 14, 2014 at 9:58 am

    im obsessed with sweet potatoes and will be trying this recipe ASAP.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — March 14th, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

      I hope you love them! 🙂

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — March 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Oh yesss! Snack tonight!!!! What set thickness do you use on your mandolin? Like the medium slice or the thinnest?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — March 14th, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

      I have to admit, I use a really old mandolin my grandmother gave me. So I’m not sure if it’s on par with modern mandolins BUT I use the smallest setting. The chips are thin but not paper thin. If you look at the first picture you can see they do have a little edge to them.

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    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — March 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Im totally a late night snacker. It’s bad. These sound fantastic though! I am definitely going to have to try this!

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    Whitney @ Jewhungry — March 14, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I just started a more healthy diet and am in super duper need of snack alternatives. I’m thinking this would be PERFECT, right? Right.

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — March 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I am not a snacker. I don’t have a mandolin, but I keep reading recipes that are fun and delicious which require one. I better get one. I love chips and French fries. I don’t allow myself to have them often. This is PERFECT. Plus it spices up my life—-Ha—-which knitting doesn’t do. Albeit I like to knit
    and crochet, but despite doing it on and off thru the years I have never progressed much beyond mufflers.

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — March 14, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I wish I were snacking on some of these chips right now!

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    Claire Gallam — March 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I’m a big snacker, so these are a must make for me!

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    Joanne — March 15, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    So why did I have NO IDEA that you could make sweet potato chips in the microwave!? I feel like I’ve been cheated for my whole life, now.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 15, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Ok, you made these in the microwave. Mind. Blown.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 16, 2014 at 5:11 am

    So impressed with these!!! I have this tray (gadget thingey) that if I mandolin sweet potatoes very thin and put it on this tray, I can make them in the micro but have never tried your way with just parchment…which I am going to! Love this idea! pinned! And paprika, love.

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    bev @ bevcooks — March 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    SHUT your face. I love this.

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    susan — March 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Great recipe! I love an excuse to use my mandolin and this way I get my chipotle fix out of the way too! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Lauren — March 23, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Fresh chips in under 10 minutes…this sounds dangerously good!

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    Kim — March 23, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I am so making these. Thanks for sharing because I’m no Martha Stewart either! Ha!

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