My new favorite way to eat zucchini! Crispy, crunchy air fryer zucchini chips! Easy to make in only 10 minutes in the air fryer.

crispy zucchini chips on a plate next to a bowl of dipping sauce

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OK I did it. I finally caved and jumped on the air fryer bandwagon.

At first, I thought it was just another attempt to make diet food since all the marketing screamed “less fat!”

But then I realized that I love crispy food and since I’m not about to waste a bottle of oil every time I want something fried at home, maybe the air fryer was my ticket to quick, crispy deliciousness.

My first air fryer attempt did NOT disappoint! 

You are going to FLIP over these zucchini chips! Inspired by my fave Greek restaurant in Boston, Kava Neo-Taverna, they serve fried zucchini with tzatziki and it’s heavenly.

This recipe is my attempt at creating my fave appetizer! But seriously, if you’ve never had fried zucchini with tzatziki, what are you waiting for??

This recipe is easy to make and requires only 10 minutes per batch in the air fryer! Zucchini just got a whole lot more delicious. 

Ingredients You’ll Need

breadcrumbs, eggs, zucchini, parmesan cheese, flour, and garlic powder laid out on counter

Notes on Ingredients

Breadcrumbs: I used regular Italian breadcrumbs because that’s what I had on hand but panko would be delicious too!

Flour: I used all-purpose but you could use gluten-free 1:1 all purpose flour as a substitute 

How to Make Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

These zucchini chips are ridiculously easy to make. Just slice up your zucchini.

Put your flour, egg, and breadcrumbs into separate small bowls for dipping. Season the flour with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Season the breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese cause everything is better with parm.

photos showing slices of zucchini on baking sheet with homemade breading being placed in air fryer

Dip each zucchini slice into the flour, followed by the egg, followed by the breadcrumbs.

Place the zucchini in the air fryer basket so they are evenly spaced out, with at least an inch of space between slices (this is key!). If you crowd the basket, they won’t crisp as well.

Air fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until browned. 

zucchini chip with bite missing placed on top of dipping sauce

Zucchini Chips FAQs

What type of air fryer do you use? 

I use a Phillips XXL Air Fryer which has a 3lb / 4 qt capacity. I did a lot of research and asked colleagues and friends for recommendations and this one came out on top (affiliate link).

Is this recipe gluten-free?

No but you can easily make it gluten free by using all purpose gluten free flour or omitting the flour all together and just using egg and breadcrumbs for the topping.

How do you store leftovers?

You can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3-4 days but they are best when eaten right away!

What can you serve with zucchini chips?

I loved this tzatziki recipe from the Kitchn. You could try my beet tzatziki, romesco sauce, or a marinara sauce.

crispy zucchini chips on serving dish with dipping sauce in background

For more zucchini inspiration, check out my recipes below:

zucchini chip with bite missing placed on top of dipping sauce in bowl

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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips


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  • Author: Kara @ The Foodie Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Approximately 32 chips 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

My new favorite way to eat zucchini! Crispy, crunchy air fryer zucchini chips! Easy to make in only 10 minutes in the air fryer.


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Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Dip each zucchini round into the flour to coat, shaking off excess.
  2. Then dip each round into the egg wash until coated.
  3. Finally dip each round into the breadcrumbs so that they are evenly coated.
  4. Lightly spray breaded zucchini rounds with cooking spray.
  5. Working in batches, place zucchini into air fryer basket so they are evenly spaced out, at least an inch.
  6. Set temperature to 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove basket and using rubber tongs, remove zucchini chips.
  8. Serve hot with your dipping sauce of choice!

Notes

  1. I use a Phillips XXL Air Fryer, which has a 3lb /4 qt capacity.
  2. You can make this recipe gluten free by omitting the flour or substituting with a gluten free all purpose flour.
  3. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce! I loved this tzatziki recipe from the Kitchn. You could try my beet tzatziki, romesco sauce, or a marinara sauce.
  4. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3-4 days but they’re best enjoyed right away!
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer

Keywords: air fryer zucchini, air fryer zucchini chips, zucchini chips

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