Spicy Pita Chips – so delicious and so easy to make at home! Loads of flavor and spice, make this with whole wheat or regular pita chips. Easy baked homemade pita chips are the perfect snack!
Homemade Pita Chips
You may be wondering why you should make your own homemade pita chips when you can just go to the store and buy a bag.
Several reasons, actually. Homemade chips taste better! You can make this with whatever seasonings you would like! You can make them healthier by using grain free or whole grain, whatever kind of pita fits your diet and lifestyle. Last, but not least, they are so easy, why wouldn’t you make your own?!
So, sit back and let me show you how easy it is to make these!
Ingredients to Make Spicy Pita Chips.
Once you start making your own pita chips regularly, you can play with spices and figure out which you like best. To make today’s spicy pita chips you need the following ingredients:
Pita Bread – I used whole wheat, there are many options available.
Olive Oil – I used extra virgin olive oil.
Melted Butter – because butter makes everything better.
Red Pepper Flakes – just the right amount of heat.
Salt – I used kosher salt, you can use your favorite, just don’t use table salt.
Black Pepper – adds even more spice and heat.
Parsley – for a little brightness.
Garlic – I feel the same way about garlic that I do about butter (see above.)
Chili Powder – I used ancho chili powder, you can use whichever kind you like.
How to Make Easy Homemade Pita Chips
Begin by preheating your oven.
Gather your ingredients and mince the parsley and garlic, melt the butter and combine all of the ingredients (except for the salt) in a small bowl.
You need to decide if you want your pita chips to have two layers or be a single layer. For this recipe we use a single layer, so using a pair of kitchen shear, I cut around the outside edge, so that it opens up like two flat plates. Then I cut each flat disk into fourths. So, one pita will create 8 pita chips. If you want your pita chips thicker with two layers, just cut the pita bread into fourths, to make 4 pita chips.
Brush each chip with the spicy mix. Sprinkle with the salt. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
What to Eat With Pita Chips
Okay, so now you’ve made these delicious chips and you’re wondering what to do with them!
They are great on appetizer or snack tray and we like to just fill a bowl up with them and serve with a cold beer or a favorite cocktail.
If you’re looking for even more dips to serve with your pitas, you’ll find some good ones on my Snack and Appetizers Board on Pinterest.
Spicy Pita Chips
- 4 pita breads each cut into two rounds and then cut into 8 wedges
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon black pepper finely ground
- 1 teaspoon salt kosher or sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400.
- In a small bowl combine the oil, butter, parsley, garlic, chili powder, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
- Lay the pita wedges in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
- Brush the spice mixture over each pita and then sprinkle with salt.
- Baked for 10-12 minutes.
I found this recipe in an old Sarah Foster cookbook, which sadly isn’t available anymore.