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Skinny Microwave Jalapeño Potato Chips

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Skinny Microwave Jalapeno Potato Chips
Skinny Microwave Jalapeno Potato Chips are a quick and easy way to get your snack fix --- they're healthy and low calorie!

Skinny microwave jalapeño potato chips might just be the perfect healthy snack — crispy, low fat, and low calorie, with just enough heat to make it interesting…

Skinny Microwave Jalapeño Chips in a white paper bag

Microwave potato chips are now officially a series here at tvfgi, with this fiery Jalapeño version coming in at #2.  My regular microwave chips were so awesome I felt like I needed to run the idea past you again.  This is for all you Jalapeño lovers out there.

Skinny Microwave Jalapeno Potato Chips in a green bowlPotato chips are my ‘thing’.  I can’t really have them around the house because I’m not satisfied until each and every bag is empty.  Not a good thing.  And I’m so tempted by all the interesting flavors that are out there now, the other day they had  a whole WALL of Kettle Chip flavors at my supermarket.  That’s where this little idea really helps a girl out.  Compared to store bought they have way less fat, and all the ingredients are natural — potatoes, olive oil, salt, and Jalapeño powder.  And they’re super cost effective — we all know those supermarket bags are 90% air — a single potato makes stacks and stacks of these chips!

Skinny Microwave Jalapeno Potato Chips in a bowl

I’m also officially addicted to Amazon Prime…how else could I get a little packet of powdered Jalapeño delivered to my door, for free, on a Sunday??  The thing with flavoring chips is that you need to do it with dry herbs and spices, anything moist will make them soggy, which is obvious but I thought I’d mention it because that poses a problem if you want to flavor your chips with something that you don’t normally find in your spice aisle.  Luckily it turns out they powder just about everything — asparagusKelpBroccoli?  Yup, they’ve got it.



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Skinny Microwave Jalapeño Potato Chips


  • 1 russet potato
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 2 tsp Jalapeño powder less if you don't want them so spicy
  • 4 tsp sea salt


  • Scrub but don't peel your potato. Set a mandoline slicer on the 1/8 inch setting and slice a couple of test slices of potato. They should be thin, flexible, and translucent.
  • Toss the salt and jalapeno powder together.
  • Lay a sheet of parchment paper on the carousel plate in your microwave. If your microwave doesn't have a plate, then use a dinner plate, but be aware that your cooking time may vary because the plate itself will absorb some of the microwave's energy.
  • Lightly brush both sides of the potato slices with olive oil. Lay them out in a single layer on the parchment paper and microwave for about 3/12 to 4 minutes, just until they turn golden and crisp. Check the first batch often until you find the right timing for your microwave.
  • Working in batches, put some of the salt mixture into a paper bag and add some of the chips, then shake gently to coat. Repeat with remaining chips.


  • I made my original chips with and without oil, but in this case a light coating of oil is what allows the flavorings to stick to the chips, so you’ll need it.  But be sure to coat them LIGHTLY — too much oil will allow too much of the jalapeno salt stick to them, and they’ll be pretty intense, not to mention salty.
  • I bought my Jalapeño powder on Amazon, here.  It’s pretty spicy, so use it to taste.
  • I also ordered vinegar powder while I was at it…




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    July 25, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Any substitute for jalapeno powder?

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      July 25, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      There’s really no substitution for it in this recipe Cathy, but feel free to leave it out for regular microwave potato chips.

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    May 16, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I am the same way with potato chips, so irresistible! This looks like the perfect way to get my chip fix with less fat!

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    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    May 16, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I didn’t get a chance to try these this weekend but I will very soon, Sue. I can sense your excitement through the screen, lol. Chips are my downfall too and I just LOVE that you’ve come up with a healthy way to make them. Can’t wait for all the wonderful flavors you will create!

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    kj holt
    May 16, 2016 at 9:43 am this is a spice shop that started in Denver. Fabulous products. The spices are hand ground.

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    May 16, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I still haven’t tried microwave potato chips, but I’m not sure what I’m waiting for. Love the sounds of these jalapeno ones!

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    May 16, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Easy chips made in a microwave??! This is basically my dream come true! I’m loving the jalapeno infusion here and am now dreaming up all sorts of tater chip variations. Bravo, m’dear!

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    May 16, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Such a great snack idea must definitely give these a go!

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    Chris Scheuer
    May 15, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    These sound spectacular. I’m all over that jalapeño powder. Wow, never heard of it!

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    Amanda | Chew Town
    May 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Ok, so after reading this I think I’m going to have to make these chips right now! How genius – and I don’t even need any fancy equipment! Healthier chips are but a microwave away!

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    May 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I seriously love you for posting this! I, too, have a chip problem. Mine is salt and vinegar, and you just posted everything I need to get my fix. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Off to Amazon to make a couple of purchases…

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      May 15, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      You beat me to it, I’m going to make those too!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    May 15, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    This is so cool! What a great recipe – and if I ever get a microwave again – I’m going to make these! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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    May 15, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I’ve never tried making chips in the microwave, but these are definitely healthier than the store bought ones and I love that you added powdered jalapeño!

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    May 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I love spicy chips but this wouldn’t serve 2 because I would eat the whole thing! Looks so good!

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    Diane M.
    May 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    These potato chips sound great! looking forward to trying them. I already have the powdered Jalapeño powder, I get it in the hispanic food section of my grocery store.

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    Jolina - The Unlikely Baker
    May 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Ok. This is the universe trying to tell me something. As I am writing this I am munching on store-bought jalapeño potato chips. I’m not kidding! Too funny. I love jalapeño – whether they are chips or fresh topped on nachos. I would definitely need to try this.

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    May 15, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I had no idea there was such a thing as powdered jalapeno, this is such a great idea because I hate all the chemicals and artificial flavors in the chips I buy, thank you!

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    May 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I tried the first ones you posted and LOVED THEM! I can’t wait to try a flavored version, but I don’t do spicy food, can you suggest something else?

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    May 15, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Oh wow! I had never heard of making chips in the microwave. My husband would absolutely love these. Such an easy snack.