Several yellow banana chips in a shallow white bowl with a small dish of red powder, on newspaper.
Chifles are thinly sliced plantain chips, very popular snacks from Ecuador. These delicious chips are also called chicharitas, mariquitas, platanutres or platanias, depending on the Latin American country or region.  We fry ours in an Airfryer to make them healthier.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 4


To serve

  • Chipotle salt store bought


  • Cut the plantains in half, peel then slice thinly lengthwise.
  • In a large bowl, toss the sliced plantains with oil and some salt.
  • Place in the airfryer basket and cook in the airfryer 170°C for 12 minutes until golden and crisp. Shake the basket a few times or turn the plantain slices during cooking. Sprinkle chipotle salt and serve.


Try Patacones—another tasty fried savory plantain snack
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