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Fried zucchini chips are served on a white plate for an appetizer.
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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips Recipe

A few simple tricks make these Air Fryer Zucchini Chips the best! Cutting zucchini squash into slices gives you the perfect ratio of a crispy coating to tender zucchini. Plus, the combination of Italian seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese gives them so much flavor!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Bailey Andersen


  • 2 zucchini medium-sized
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 Tbsp. milk oat, cashew, or soy
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs Italian seasoned*
  • cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ - ¾ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  • Slice the Zucchini: Cut zucchini into ¼-inch slices, discarding the ends.
    2 zucchini
  • Coat the Zucchini Slices: In two separate shallow bowls mix together the following:
    Bowl 1: Add egg and milk. Whisk until well combined.
    Bowl 2: Add breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Toss until combined.
    Dip one zucchini slice in the egg wash, letting any excess drip off. Then coat it with the breadcrumbs, pressing firmly into the zucchini so it sticks.  Repeat this process with the remaining zucchini slices.
    1 egg, 1 Tbsp. milk, ½ cup breadcrumbs, ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, ½ - ¾ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • Cook in the Air Fryer: Place half of the coated zucchini in a single layer in a 6-quart Air Fryer basket. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Air Fry at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Flip the zucchini halfway through cooking. Repeat with the remaining zucchini slices.
    Non-stick cooking spray
  • Serve air fried zucchini with Marinara Sauce, Ranch Dressing, or Special Sauce. Enjoy!


  • Serving size is about 6 zucchini chips.
  • Gluten-free or low-carb bread crumbs may be used.
  • You can also use ½ cup of regular breadcrumbs and add 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
Pre-Ahead Instructions:
Slice the zucchini in advance to save time. You can also completely make the chips and save for later.
Storage Directions:
Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freezing is not recommended. Zucchini will become watery upon thawing. To reheat, pop them back in the Air Fryer at 350° for 2-3 minutes.
Recipe Tips:
  • Slice 'em thin. If you cut the zucchini too thick the outside will burn before the inside gets tender.
  • Save a step. Keep it simple by using Italian-style breadcrumbs.
  • Two bowls, two forks. These work great to shake off any excess egg or coating. Make sure to use a separate fork for each bowl.
  • Press it in. Apply pressure when breading to get the coating to stick.
  • Don't forget to spritz. This gives the chips the golden color and helps them crisp up.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg