Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

5 from 23 votes

Quick and easy to make, these air fryer zucchini chips are a great healthier option for an appetizer. Served with a creamy sour cream dip.

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Crispy, cheesy and so easy to make, these zucchini chips are a breeze to cook in the air fryer. Served with a sour cream dip, these breaded parmesan veggie chips make for a delicious appetizer or snack.

Air Fryer Zucchini chips served with dip

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Zucchini: Use large zucchinis and cut them into slices, about ¼ inch thick. As they cook they will get thinner.
  • Egg and milk: Each zucchini round is dipped into beaten egg and milk so that the panko breadcrumb mixture clings to the surface.
  • Flour: You can use all purpose flour or any gluten-free flours will also work well in this recipe.
  • Parmesan: Use freshly grated parmesan rather than pre-grated. Fresh will have a better flavor and a less dry and gritty texture. Use a rennet free parmesan to make these chips vegetarian.
  • Seasonings: Garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  • For the dip: Sour cream, parmesan, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, dill, salt and pepper.
Ingredients to make the recipe

RECIPE VIDEO TUTORIAL

How to make zucchini chips

  • Slice the zucchini and dip each round in the flour, milk and egg mixture and then the panko breadcrumb mix to fully coat.
3 image collage to show how to dip the zucchini slice into the flour, eggs and breadcrums
  • Place the breaded zucchini in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook, flipping halfway until golden brown and crispy.
2 image collage to show the zucchini chips before and after getting air fried

Tips for air frying zucchini

  1. Pulse the panko breadcrumbs to make the finer. It’s easier for the panko to stick to the small zucchini slices when they’re more fine. This is optional though.
  2. Preheat your air fryer before placing the zucchini in the basket to cook. This will help the chips cook evenly through. If you don’t have a preheat function on your air fryer, set it to run at 400F for 5 minutes while you are dredging the zucchini.
  3. Place the zucchini in a single layer. If you place them overlapping, they won’t crisp up and the parmesan panko coating may fall off when you flip them. Cook in batches if needed.
  4. Different air fryer models can vary in times and temperatures required for this recipe. These were perfect after 8 minutes in the air fryer shown, but adjust your cooking times if required until golden brown and crispy.

Frequently asked questions

Can you make them ahead of time?

These are best served as soon as they are cooked, as after a bit of time they can loose their crunch. However, you can quickly and easily reheat them to get them nice and crispy again. Just pop them in your air fryer at 400F for 2 to 3 minutes to serve. Cooked zucchini chips will keep well for around 4 days in an airtight container.

Do you need to peel the zucchini?

There’s no need to remove the zucchini skin to make these chips. They add more flavor as well as nutrients, and not to mention a fun pop of color.

What do you serve them with?

I like to serve these with a simple sour cream dip which is in the recipe below. They are also great with a marinara dip or feta dip. They make for a great after school snack, or to serve up on game day with your other favorite appetizers.

Dipping zucchini chips into sour cream dip

These zucchini chips are so quick to make in the air fryer and a much healthier option than deep frying in oil. This is one snack you can feel good about!

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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Quick and easy to make, these air fryer zucchini chips are a great healthier option for an appetizer. Served with a creamy sour cream dip.
5 from 23 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Appetizer, Snack
Calories 335
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Chips

For the Dip

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the flour to a small, shallow bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine the milk and egg and whisk until fully combined.
  • In a third bowl, combine the panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  • Dip each zucchini slice into the flour, followed by the egg mixture, and then the bread crumb mixture, pressing gently to coat.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add the zucchini to the basket in a single layer and cook at 400°F for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Make the dip. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the sour cream and parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with the zucchini chips.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Cooked zucchini chips will keep well for around 4 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer at 400ºF for 2 to 3 minutes before serving serve. 
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. 

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 589mg, Potassium: 438mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 717IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 424mg, Iron: 3mg

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  1. Omg this is my third time making these zucchini’s chips! It’s my fav appetizer to start thus far !!!

  2. Wow. I’ve never felt compelled to leave a comment on a blog recipe…until now. These zucchini chips are fantastic! The instructions were straightforward, and the results are delicious. Thank you for sharing, Yumna!

  3. This looks delicious. I don’t have an air fryer. Can you please tell me what brand and model you use or recommend? Thanks

  4. I enjoy seeing your Easy to follow recipes. Would love to see more vegetarian dishes for regular cooking cooking methods and air fryer.