Air fryer zucchini chips are so crispy and tasty!

Cover sliced zucchini rounds with an egg wash, dredge them in a cheesy breadcrumb seasoning, and air fry for a hot and delicious snack!

Zucchini chips in the air fryer are the best hot appetizer, and they taste great with dipping sauce.

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Air Fryer Crispy Zucchini Chips!

  • Without extra oil or mess, the air fryer makes breaded and fried food taste like bistro fare!
  • Air fried zucchini has a perfectly crisp texture.
  • Finally, the perfect economical recipe for using up leftover summer garden zucchini!
  • They’re wholesome & homemade and a great way to eat veggies. Kids are crazy for air fried zucchini chips!
ingredients assembled to make air fryer zucchini chips, including zucchini, bread crumbs, egg, parmesan cheese, and italian seasoning

Ingredients and Variations

Zucchini – Besides green zucchini, try other vegetables like yellow summer squash or eggplant.

Seasoned Coating – Italian seasoning is ideal here, but why not switch up the flavor with different seasonings? Try lemon pepper, bagel seasoning, or make zesty fajita-flavored zucchini chips. Or try something simple with just a little salt and garlic powder.

Variations – Replace both the panko and bread crumbs with low-carb crushed pork rinds for your keto-friendly guests!

process of coating air fryer zucchini chips in egg and breadcrumbs

How to Make Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F.
  2. Mix coating ingredients in a bowl (per recipe below) and whisk egg with a fork.
  3. Cut zucchini into ½” chips (no need to peel)
  4. Coat zucchini slices with egg mixture and dip into the Panko mixture, gently pressing to adhere.
  5. Spray with cooking spray, and air fry in a single layer.
  6. Cook zucchini chips until golden brown, flip after 6 minutes. Serve hot.


Instead of slices, cut zucchini into diagonal to create larger pieces for dipping and more visual appeal.

cooked air fryer zucchini chips in an air fryer tray

Our Favorite Dips for Chips

Serve ‘em plain or set up some bowls of homemade microwave buffalo sauce, buttermilk ranch dressing, marinara sauce, or honey mustard dips for sharing!

Tips & Tricks

  • Always preheat the air fryer for instant outside crisping!
  • Use a mandoline slicer for quick prep.
  • Cook zucchini chips in a single layer for optimum hot air flow.
  • Make multiple batches and keep them warm in the oven. Toss them all in the air fryer and heat through for 3 minutes before serving.
  • Store leftover zucchini chips in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days and re-crisp them in the air fryer with a little cooking spray. Or place them in a single layer under the broiler with some parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
  • It is possible to use a dehydration method on fresh zucchini in the air fryer by setting the air fryer to its lowest possible setting (120-140°F) for 4-6 hours or until they are crisp.

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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Tender air fryer zucchini chips are made with a crispy coating and air fried to perfection.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 medium zucchini cut into ½" coins
  • 1 beaten egg
  • cooking spray

Crumb Coating

  • cup Panko bread crumbs
  • cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
  • Mix coating ingredients in a bowl.
  • Toss zucchini with egg. Dip zucchini into the coating mixture gently pressing to adhere.
  • Lightly spray zucchini with cooking spray.
  • Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes. Turn zucchini over and air fry for 6-8 minutes more or until crisp and zucchini is tender.


For batches, undercook zucchini by 2 minutes. Once all batches are cooked, place them all in the air fryer together for 3 minutes to heat through.
Reheat in the air fryer at 375°F for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
Store leftover zucchini chips in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 
Nutritional information accounts for 1/2 of the crumb mixture.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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