How To Make Homemade Pita Chips In A Microwave

It is easy to make pita chips yourself at home.  All you need is some leftover pita bread (the pocket pita kind) and the microwave.

Here are the directions for homemade pita chips recipe:

Step 1:

Cut pita into small triangles (the triangles should be the size of the chips).

pita chip

Step 2:

Separate the chips into 2 parts by opening the pocket of the pita (see illustration below), then tear to make 2 triangles:

pita chip

Step 3:

Put pita triangles on a large plate in a single layer.  It is very important not to overlap them, otherwise some chips will end up soggy.

pita chips

Step 4:

Microwave the plate of pita pieces for 1 minute.  Check to see if they are crunchy.  If not crunchy, keep microwaving it in 30 second increments until the chips are crunchy.  Enjoy your homemade pita chips!

a plate of homemade pita chips

What’s a perfect pairing for homemade pita chips? A homemade baba ghanoush!

Here’s my easy recipe for homemade baba ghanoush dip.


  • Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I love little hints and tips like this – even though it might seem simple, a lot of people wouldn’t think of doing this. Would go great with hummus!

  • Dear Melanie, Thank you for the kind and cheerful birthday wishes….Blessings, Catherine xo

  • Those would go perfectly with some chickpea dip!

  • This is a great idea and one I’ll be borrowing very soon. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary :-)

  • What a clever idea! I must bookmark this recipe! :-)

  • Great tips for making pita chips…love it! Hope you have a great week ahead Melanie :-)

  • Yum! These look so crunchy!!! And healthy as well! Will surely try them with my left over pita! :-)

  • Your homemade pita chips look just perfect, great idea!

  • Oh how a marvelous idea!! This is just the best healthy option than those high-calorie sodium-filled potato chips you get in the market..and then you can also dip it in a fondue made from Gruyere cheese, Raclette cheese, and Stilton Cheese! Yum yum!!

  • I have always wanted to learn how to make pita chips! But I was always told that it was hard for such a small piece of food. This post has changed that! I can’t believe I just need a microwave! Many thanks!

  • Yum! What an easy way to make pita chips. I want to do pita chips for snack so to add flavor I will be sprinkling it with cheese powder or garlic powder. Thank you for sharing your tips.

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