BBQ Sweet Potato Chips

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks
sweet potato chips

Barbecue adds the smoky, savory flavor to potato chips that perfectly complements their crispy crunch. But when you have a bit of a sweet and savory tooth, BBQ Sweet Potato Chips are the only thing that will satisfy our cravings. So why not have both? With this unique BBQ Sweet Potato Chips recipe, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

Store-bought potato chips often satisfy those cravings, but is the satisfaction worth the post-snack guilt? We don’t think so! Instead, grab a large sweet potato and slice it into one-eighth-inch pieces using a mandoline—and no, we don’t mean the “mandolin” instrument (but feel free to jam out to some tunes as you slice though)! Pick up a bowl from your cabinet, combine all the spices together into a bit of a spicy soirée.

Brush each side of the sweet potato slice with canola oil, then toss the seasonings onto the slices—save about a quarter-inch of the seasonings for later. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake them for about 20-25 minutes or until they reach your ideal level of crispiness.

Keep in mind, baking your chips instead of frying them reduces the crazy calories and greasiness in each serving without losing any of the crunch. And if you’re wondering what’s even better than baking your homemade chips? How about air frying them! Air fryers are one of the latest, greatest and healthiest trends that put a healthy twist on your favorite fried foods. From Salt and Vinegar Chips > to Mexican Pizza >, there’s no end to the delicious meals an air fryer can make. Still looking for other tasty treats? Check out 9 More Air Fryer Recipes for Fried Food Lovers > for inspiration.

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Servings: 3

Calories per Serving: 120

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato, sliced 1/8 inch thick using a mandoline
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • ½ Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ Tbsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 pinches salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pat sweet potato slices dry with a paper towel.
  3. In bowl, combine paprika, onion powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper and salt.
  4. Brush each sweet potato slice with oil and toss about ¾ of the seasoning on the slices. Toss until well incorporated
  5. Place potatoes on baking sheet in one layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crisp, flipping slices halfway through. Check potato chips frequently to make sure they don’t burn.
  6. Sprinkle the leftover seasoning when done baking. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  7. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray basket with nonstick spray.
  8. Pat sweet potato slices dry with a paper towel.
  9. In bowl, combine paprika, onion powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper and salt.
  10. Brush each sweet potato slice with oil and toss about ¾ of the seasoning on the slices. Toss until well incorporated.
  11. Place potatoes in air fryer basket in one layer. Cook for 15 minutes or until crisp, flipping slices halfway through. Check potato chips frequently to make sure they don’t burn.
  12. Sprinkle the leftover seasoning when done baking. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.