Crunchy Microwave Potato Chips

Crispy, crunchy potato chips made in the microwave? If that idea seems nonsensical to you, you’re not alone, and yet it works and they’re great! I was so surprised, but these chips taste much more like traditional fried potato chips (or even kettle chips since they’re so crunchy) than the packaged baked chips you can buy at the store. Plus these are easy to make and more affordable! These really are a delicious win-win replacement for fried chips.

*The above photo does not depict a full serving size.


Crunchy Microwave Potato Chips

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 medium baking potato (7-8 oz), scrubbed
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • olive oil spray


  1. Slice the potato into very thin rounds. Place them in a large ziploc bag and drizzle the oil over them. Seal the bag and toss to evenly coat the potatoes. Add the salt & toss again.
  2. Cover a large plate with parchment paper and lightly mist the paper with spray. Working in batches, place the potato slices on the parchment in a single layer. Microwave the potatoes on high for 5-7 minutes. (NOTE: it takes more like 10 in my microwave…microwaves are so different that the first time you make these I just recommend you keep an eye on them and figure out how long it takes in yours) or until the chips are completely crisp (be careful not to burn them). Allow them to cool for about 2 minutes and serve!

MyWW SmartPoints per (1/2 of the recipe) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on

Green: 3 SmartPoints/ Blue: 3 SmartPoints/ Purple: 0 SmartPoints

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on

Adapted from “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening” by Devin Alexander