Chinese Five-Spice Kale Chips

Chinese Five-Spice Kale Chips
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Chinese five-spice powder is a mixture of five spices: star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, and fennel. It gives a sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent taste to dishes. Don’t have it? Try a simplified Asian three-spice powder: mix equal parts ground cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. Either mix is perfect for this kale chip side dish, that's a nutrition powerhouse and packed with flavor.

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    20 min
  • Servings
    2 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

2 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 90

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 170mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 0g
  • Protein 3g
  • Potassium 350mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1 1/2 Fat



  • sea salt
    1/8 tsp
  • kale (stems and tough ribs removed, cut into large bite-size pieces (5 packed pieces))
    1 bunch
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 tbsp
  • Chinese five-spice powder
    1/4 tsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Add the kale to a large bowl and toss well with the oil, five-spice powder and salt.

  2. Arrange the leaves in a single layer onto 2 large baking sheets. Bake until the leaves are crisp, about 20 minutes.

  3. Transfer the sheets to racks to cool, then serve.