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Easy Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Easy Air Fryer Zucchini Chips is the best, quick recipe to make fried zucchini with or without breadcrumbs for no breading. This healthy dish makes the perfect vegetable side dish or appetizer.

air fryer zucchini chips in a bowl with ranch dressing

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Deep-fried zucchini chips are awesome! But they are loaded with a ton of unhealthy fat. The air fryer can help solve that problem.

What can we cook in the air fryer? Just about anything! Be sure to pair these chips with Air Fryer Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Crispy Fried Chicken, Air Fryer Steak, Air Fryer Salmon, or Air Fryer Chicken Breasts.

breadcrumbs, flour, cheese, eggs, seasoning for air fryer zucchini chips

What is an Air Fryer and How Does it Work?

An air fryer is a kitchen appliance, a lot of people compare it to a convection oven. It circulates hot air in a tight space, which helps crisp food.

You only need a small amount of oil with air frying, compared to the large amounts required for deep frying.

sliced zucchini on a cutting board

Are Air Fryers Healthier?

Air frying cuts up to 80% of the fat of traditional frying, making it a much healthier alternative. Most deep-fried recipes require 2 to 3 cups of oil. With the air fryer, you need only a tablespoon. Because air-fried meals are so much lighter, you will feel less bogged down after eating them.

breaded zucchini in an air fryer

How to Make Fried Zucchini in the Air Fryer

  1. Add eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs to separate bowls.
  2. Slice the zucchini about 1/4 of an inch thick.
  3. Season the flour and add shredded parmesan.
  4. Dip the zucchini in flour, then egg, and then the breadcrumbs and place in the air fryer.
  5. Air Fry.
cooked zucchini chips in an air fryer

How Long To Cook the Zucchini Chips

The zucchini chips will brown around 8 minutes. For crunchy chips you may require 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Air Fryer Temperature

I fry the zucchini chips on 400 degrees.

air fryer zucchini chips in a bowl

How to Cut the Carbs in this Recipe

If you want to make these keto and low-carb, here’s how to air fry zucchini without breadcrumbs. You can substitute the breadcrumbs for crushed pork rinds.

person holding air fryer zucchini chip

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Check out The Best Way to Pick Zucchini here.

Be sure to dip the zucchini in my homemade Keto Low-Carb Ranch Dressing. If you love your air fryer, check out a full list of Air Fryer Recipes here.

air fryer zucchini chips in a bowl with ranch dressing
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Easy Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Easy Air Fryer Zucchini Chips is the best, quick recipe to make fried zucchini with or without breadcrumbs for no breading. This healthy dish makes the perfect vegetable side dish or appetizer.
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Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer vegetable recipes, air fryer zucchini, air fryer zucchini chips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 207kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil.
  • Add eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs to separate bowls.
  • Slice the zucchini into chips about 1/4 of an inch thick. You can also use a mandolin for precise slicing. You want to get the zucchini chips all about the same size so that they cook at an even temperature.
  • Season the flour with salt and pepper to taste, and paprika and add shredded parmesan.
  • Dip the zucchini in the flour, then egg, and then the breadcrumbs and place in the air fryer. Make sure to coat the chip fully in the eggs so that the breadcrumbs will stick.
  • Keep a moist towel nearby because your hands will get sticky.
  • Spray the zucchini chips with cooking oil spray using a spray bottle.
  • Air Fry for 5 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Open and flip the chips. Spray with additional oil and cook for an additional 4-7 minutes on 400 degrees. The zucchini chips will brown by 8 minutes, if you like them crispy, cook them a little longer. Mine were ready around 10-11 minutes.

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Notes

You can use any breadcrumbs you wish, including seasoned breadcrumbs.
The amount of breading you will need will vary based on the size zucchini you use. You may find you need more or less flour, etc.
I like to use the Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Seasoning in place of paprika in this recipe from time to time.
In general, zucchini is a vegetable that is filled with tons of water, so it does impact the texture. This recipe results in a crispy exterior, but the inside of the zucchini will be soft. You can try sprinkling salt over the sliced zucchini and allowing the zucchini to sweat out excess moisture on paper towels for 30 minutes (prior to breading).
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g
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Scott Whall

Friday 16th of April 2021

Wow - first of all, loving this site and ALL the great Air Fryer Recipes!!! As for this one, tried it last night...these didn't even need dipping sauce. They went so fast! As an aside, we did alter a little - I sliced an eggplant to go with the zucchini. Had to alter the number of eggs for the dipping (4), and the panko (we only had two cups), but in a surprising twist, after using all of the Panko flakes, I used grated Parm cheese as the final coat...it was like taking parm crisps and attaching to the veggies. SO GOOD!!!!!

Stephanie

Saturday 20th of February 2021

Hello, my Parmesan did not stick to the zucchini. Suggestions?

staysnatched

Saturday 20th of February 2021

Use real parmesan, finely grated, and not processed cheese. Make sure your eggs are fully beaten.

Kristin Walker-Smith

Friday 5th of February 2021

Quick, simple, healthy alternative to chips or other deep fried veggies.

staysnatched

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed these!

Jessica

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

This is the only not way I can get my son to eat zucchini, he loves it and so do I!

staysnatched

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

I love that it's kid friendly!

Kristen B

Thursday 5th of November 2020

My husband doesn't like zucchini much, but has requested these again! They are so crunchy and tasty. This recipe will be in our regular rotation, from now on. Thank you for the recipe, Brandi!

staysnatched

Friday 6th of November 2020

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them.