Jalapeno Lime Potato Chips

Alright it’s crunch time now. If you need one last recipe for your Super Bowl party menu, then boy have I got one for you. It’s easy, peasy. I’m talking 2 minutes and you’re done. Perfect to make sure that you can get into the living room in time to watch kick off and more importantly, make sure you don’t miss any of the commercials.

After I made these Garlic Chips for my friend’s bridal shower, I immediately started thinking of other ways that I could gussy up regular potato chips. It is such an easy way to make a flavorful snack. It has taken me a while, but I finally started experimenting again. Like my original experiment, these chips do have plenty of garlic but the real stars are the spicy jalapeno, the smokey cumin and the cool citrus lime flavor.

Jalapeno Lime Potato Chips Recipe

Serves 4 - 6 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 (8 ounce) bag potato chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • chopped cilantro (optional)



Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add in garlic, jalapenos, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice. Cook about 1 minute or until jalapeno is slightly softened and garlic is fragrant.


Place potato chips in a large bowl, pour jalapeno mixture over the top. Toss to coat the potato chips. Drizzle with remaining lime juice. Sprinkle with lime zest and chopped cilantro if desired. Serve.



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  • Reply
    Sebastien Roblin
    April 10, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Great idea here with Lime Chips- I’m going to link this article on my own chip blog review of Chili Lime chips (http://chipsterdiaries.blogspot.fr/2012/04/lays-strong-chili-lime.html)!

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    June 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    This site is amazing. As a vegetarian I can find a lot of useful stuff here. This meal specifically reminded me of some of the stuff they cook on Extreme Check. Check it out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Extreme-Chef/195324160502642. Thanks for the recipes:)

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    April 21, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Got it…thanks for the prompt reply! By the way, I love browsing through your recipes, as they give me great ideas!!

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    April 21, 2011 at 6:12 am

    I have a question…..will adding the flavored oil and the lime juice to the chips make them soggy???

    • Reply
      April 21, 2011 at 6:38 am

      Hi Alice, I recommend using thick cut chips like kettle cooked. They are less likely to get soggy. I imagine if they do sit for a while they might get soggy so just make sure to pour the oil and lime juice over the top just before serving.

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    February 6, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I love this idea on how to jazz up potato chips! Thanks for sharing!

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    TS, eatingclub vancouver
    February 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Oh, great idea! For some reason I never thought to flavor potato chips! Great, great, great!

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    Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish)
    February 5, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Oh my goodness! My husband and I would love this! :)

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    February 5, 2011 at 4:38 am

    I wonder how this would far with popcorn?

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