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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.



Skinny Microwave Jalapeño Potato Chips
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Category: Appetizer, Healthy, Microwave

Servings: serves 2

Skinny Microwave Jalapeno Potato Chips are instant healthy snack gratification~


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


  1. 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.
  2. Toss the salt and jalapeno powder together.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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    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.