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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.
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).

Nutrition

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