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Craving a crispy and salty snack? Try making Air fryer zucchini chips for a healthy snack idea that even the kids will enjoy.
Air fryer zucchini chips
We love using the air fryer and these zucchini chips are sure to impress. Each bite is so crispy and delicious. Plus, they are packed with flavor.
If you have children that are picky about vegetables, this recipe is a must try. The air fryer makes these golden brown and crispy.
You can make these for a snack when you are wanting something for movie night or they also make a great side dish at dinner.
Plus, zucchini is inexpensive and often on sale. It is a win all around!
Ingredients for air fryer zucchini chips:
- 2-3 small zucchini, sliced thinly
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1½ cups (from 8 oz box) panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs, beaten
How to make zucchini chips in air fryer:
Slice the zucchini into thin slices. You can use a mandolin slicer if you have one. It will gives you uniform thickness and allows even cooking.
In three separate bowls add…Flour, salt & pepper, and paprika.
Mix together Eggs, beaten.
Breadcrumbs or crushed pork rinds and parmesan cheese.
Preheat air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes.
Dip the zucchini in the flour mixture, then egg, and then the breadcrumbs and place on a baking rack.
Add a single layer of breaded zucchini chips in the bottom of the air fryer basket, spray with vegetable oil.
Fry at 400F for 6-8 minutes, flip at 4 minutes.
Cook until chips are browned and crispy.
Add any additional salt or pepper to taste.
Serve immediately. Store leftovers in refrigerator in airtight container.
Feel free to use any dipping sauce you prefer. Ranch, ketchup or anything you like. They are amazing plain with a sprinkle of sea salt.
Notes: If you want these to be keto you can coat them in pork rinds.
You will need an air fryer for this zucchini chips air fryer recipe.
Have you tried using an air fryer yet? I was hesitate to try it as I thought surely it can’t be as good as a traditional fryer but I think it might be even better! Now I love cooking in the air fryer.
This air fryer is the one that I currently have and I really like it. It works great and clean up is easy too.
We recently made this Air Fryer Salmon Recipe and it was amazing!
Do air fryers make food crispy?
Essentially, the air fryer moves air quickly over food similar to broiling it in an oven that it gives the food a similar tastes to food that has been fried in oil. It is crispy and delicious without all of the oil!
The air fryer doesn’t require a large amount of oil like a traditional fryer requires so foods cooked in the air fryer generally have less calories and less fat than fried foods.
You can have perfectly cooked zucchini chips in air fryer every time!
The air fryer gets the chips so crispy and the texture is so amazing. Just remember my trick to getting perfectly sliced zucchini is to use a veggie slicer like this one.
It is great because you can slice up a few zucchinis in just a few minutes and is much faster than doing it by hand.
AND.. they are all the same thickness so they cook the same amount of time. Each slice is uniform and the slicer makes it so quick and easy.
It really does help to have each slice the same size. The zucchini chips will cook so evenly and each one will take the same amount of cooking time.
Try this recipe today!
Air fryer zucchini chips taste so good and work for a low calorie diet. This is much healthier than deep frying. Air fryer recipes make a great alternative to using the deep fryer.
You can still get that delicious crunch everyone loves without all of the grease and fat. Try this recipe for a snack or if you are looking for new side dishes.
The texture is crispy and they turn out perfectly golden brown. This is the reason my kids love them and will actually ask for seconds.
The egg mixture and coating help to give the zucchini chips the crunch we all love. You can also make air fryer zucchini fries. Just slice them into strips instead. The possibilities are endless for zucchini.
Try adding extra parmesan cheese. Yum!
I can’t wait for you to try this delicious snack or side dish idea.
This easy parmesan roasted zucchini recipe is another easy side dish recipe you will love.
Print this delicious air fryer zucchini chips recipe below:
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
- Slice the zucchini into ? – ¼ inch thick chips, using a mandolin slicer gives you uniform thickness and allows even cooking.
- In three separate bowls add…
- Flour, salt & pepper, and paprika. Mix together
- Eggs, beaten
- Breadcrumbs or crushed pork rinds and parmesan cheese
- Preheat air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes
- Dip the zucchini in the flour mixture, then egg, and then the breadcrumbs and place on a baking rack.
- Add a single layer of breaded zucchini chips in the bottom of the air fryer basket, spray with vegetable oil.
- Fry at 400F for 6-8 minutes, flip at 4 minutes .
- Cook until chips are browned and crispy
- Add any additional salt or pepper to taste
- Serve immediately
- Store leftovers in refrigerator in airtight container
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