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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

These air fryer zucchini chips are a tasty snack or side dish you can make in only a few minutes. Sliced zucchini coins are coated in breadcrumbs and air fried to crispy perfection!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, dairy free, nut free, vegetarian, zucchini
Servings: 4
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First, slice the zucchini into ¼ inch or ½ cm thick slices. Prepare three small bowls: one with the flour, a second with the breadcrumbs, and a third bowl with the egg. Whisk the egg until it’s light and frothy.
  • One by one, add the zucchini slices to the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Make sure to coat each slice with each of the 3 layers. After dunking in the eggs, I suggest you shake off excess eggs before you coat the zucchini slices with the breadcrumbs.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 355°F / 180°C. Spray the air fryer with cooking spray or oil in a spray bottle to prevent the zucchini from sticking to it.
  • Place the zucchini chips in the air fryer in one single layer, with a small space between each one. This will ensure even cooking of each chip. Air fry for 4 minutes, then flip and air fry for another 4 minutes on the other side.
  • Serve the zucchini chips immediately.

Notes

Can I use frozen zucchini? – No. As frozen zucchini contains more water than fresh zucchini, it will not have the same tasty texture.
Is this recipe suitable for my dietary requirements? – It is dairy free, vegetarian, nut free, and soy free. It is also suitable for several diets, including low calorie, weight watchers and slimming world.

Leftovers

Breaded zucchini chips taste way better when they are enjoyed immediately after making them. You can serve them a few hours after making them, however they won’t be as nice as when they are served warm.
Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge overnight. I do not recommend freezing zucchini chips, as their texture will be very unappetizing after defrosting.

Top tips

Here are my top tips for making the BEST air fryer zucchini chips:
  • Add any spices or seasoning to the bowl with the flour if you want. Try adding some chili, ranch seasoning mix, salt and pepper or smoked paprika for a flavor variety.
  • Coating each zucchini slice thoroughly with the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs is crucial to achieve the perfect crispy exterior.
  • Keep an eye on the air fryer, as your zucchini chips can cook faster than the time suggested.
  • You can actually follow this exact recipe using other vegetables too. Try it with sliced aubergine, radishes, pickles, jalapenos and more!

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg