Air Fryer Zucchini Chips are lightly breaded and cooked crisp (and guilt-free) in this easy recipe!

This is a favorite snack and makes for a great side, the perfect way to enjoy a surplus of zucchini!

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Easy Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

A crispy air fried crust with tender zucchini inside, I literally can’t get enough of these.

ingredients to make Air Fryer Zucchini Chips


ZUCCHINI Zucchini is our choice here, but don’t be afraid to try summer squash (yellow squash) or even sliced patty-pan squash.

SPICES AND COATING Panko and parmesan cheese are mixed with a handful of spices, these are more Italian-leaning. A bit of cornmeal adds great crunch to this recipe.

Swap it up and season with ranch dressing, taco seasoning or your own favorite spice blend.

process of coating and making Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

How to Make Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Preheat your Air Fryer for best results.

  1. Combine the crumb coating in a bowl (per recipe below).
  2. Slice zucchini and toss with egg.
  3. Dip the zucchini into the breading and gently press the coating on each side.
  4. Air fry in a single layer.

Tip: Make a couple of batches of zucchini chips per the recipe below. Just before serving, place all batches in the Air Fryer and heat through for 3 minutes.

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips after cooking

Perfect Air Fryer Zucchini

  • Preheat the air fryer.
  • No need to peel, the skins add extra nutrition and taste great.
  • Cook in a single layer for the best results.
  • Reheat in the air fryer at 375°F for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Serve with dips like Homemade Ranch Dressing (fave) or marinara.

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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

These Air Fryer Zucchini Chips are golden, crispy, and perfectly seasoned!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1 ¼ cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini cut into ¼" slices
  • 1 egg beaten


  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
  • Combine bread crumbs, cornmeal, parmesan cheese, and seasonings in a small bowl.
  • Toss zucchini with beaten egg. Remove zucchini from egg allowing excess to drip off and dip into breadcrumb mixture gently pressing to coat.
  • Place zucchini in the air fryer in a single layer and cook 8 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 6-8 minutes or until crisp and zucchini is tender.
  • Repeat with remaining zucchini.


To prepare in batches, undercook zucchini by 1-2 minutes, removing it from the air fryer while still slightly crisp. Once all zucchini is cooked, gently place it all in the air fryer for 3 minutes to heat through. 
Reheat in the air fryer at 375°F for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
4.87 from 22 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 151 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2mg

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

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
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  1. Hi, Holly! I’m the last person I know to jump on the air fryer bandwagon. We just got done with dinner and I made these. It was my first air fryer recipe! I wanted to thank you for the recipe. My fiancé and I both loved them! We’re printing this recipe and adding to our recipe book.5 stars

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe Angela! I love my air fryer and can’t wait for you to explore more recipes.

  2. We just tried these tonight and thought they were delicious! I added a little salt, just for our taste. But the breading came out toasty and crispy. A great way to eat zucchini! Thank you for the great air fryer recipe.5 stars

  3. Didn’t care for them. Not enough breading stuck to them to provide the crunch I was hoping for and I thought they were dry even though they weren’t over cooked.2 stars

    1. Sorry, these weren’t a hit for you Pam. To help with the coating be sure to dip completely in the egg wash and gently press the crumb coating into each slice of zucchini. This should help the breading provide that crunch! Hope that helps.