Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

5 from 87 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 air fryer zucchini chips are a breeze to make. Served with an amazing dill and garlic sour cream dip, these breaded parmesan zucchini chips make for a delicious appetizer or snack.

Air Fryer Zucchini chips served with dip

Table of Contents

  1. Why You’ll Love these Air Fried Zucchini Chips
  2. Ingredients & substitutions
  4. How to make zucchini chips In the Air Fryer
  5. Tips for Making The Best air fryer zucchini
  6. Frequently asked questions
  7. More Air Fryer Recipes:
  8. Air Fryer Zucchini Chips Recipe

If you’re a fan of zucchini like me and you haven’t tried making zucchini chips in the air fryer – you’ve been missing out! It’s such an easy way to make a healthy version of traditional potato chips without all of the extra oil and fat from deep frying. Plus, it only takes about 15 minutes!

Why You’ll Love these Air Fried Zucchini Chips

  • So good even your kids will eat them. If you struggle to get your kids to eat veggies, you’ve got to try this recipe. The crunchy outside and the slightly chewy interior make these zucchini chips irresistible.
  • Perfectly crispy every time. The air fryer is perfect for making crunchy snacks, and you don’t have to worry about grease-soaked breading.
  • A different way to use zucchini. If you’ve made your fill of boats, soups, breads, and casseroles with zucchini, this is a great way to use up the extra produce in your refrigerator.

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 flour 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


How to make zucchini chips In the Air Fryer

  • 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 Making The Best air fryer zucchini

  1. Pulse the panko breadcrumbs to make them finer. It’s easier for the panko to stick to the small zucchini slices when they’re finer. 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 lose 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 87 votes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 335
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes



For the Chips

For the Dip


  • 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.


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. 


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

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Appetizer, Snack

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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.