Crunchy, cheesy fried zucchini chips without the guilt of deep frying. This is the perfect way to make use of those abundant zucchini from the garden! Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
24 mins
total:
34 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) before you begin preparing the zucchini.

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  • Combine panko and Parmesan cheese on a plate. Dip 1 zucchini slice into beaten egg then into panko mixture, pressing to coat. Place zucchini slice on a wire baking rack and repeat with remaining slices. Lightly spray zucchini slices with cooking spray.

  • Place as many zucchini slices in the air fryer basket as you can without overlapping them.

  • Cook for 10 minutes. Flip with tongs. Cook for 2 minutes more. Remove from air fryer and repeat with remaining zucchini slices.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 21.1g; fat 6.6g; cholesterol 59.7mg; sodium 383.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2018
8.7.18 I think I may have sliced my zucchini too thinly. Next time, I’ll aim for about 1/8” thickness, so I'll get more of the zucchini taste. These were crispy, crunchy good, and the parmesan flavor in the breading really shines through. Instead of marinara, I served with Sun-Dried Tomato Dip, another good recipe on this site. Always looking for tasty air fryer recipes, and this one will be added to my collection. Thanks, Nikki, for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2019
This is the only thing I have made in my air fried that I didn't like. Too much cheese in the breading that didn't fall off. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2018
8.7.18 I think I may have sliced my zucchini too thinly. Next time, I’ll aim for about 1/8” thickness, so I'll get more of the zucchini taste. These were crispy, crunchy good, and the parmesan flavor in the breading really shines through. Instead of marinara, I served with Sun-Dried Tomato Dip, another good recipe on this site. Always looking for tasty air fryer recipes, and this one will be added to my collection. Thanks, Nikki, for sharing your recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2019
I am new to air frying, so I followed the recipe as written using the suggestion to cut them 1/8” thick. The zucchini chips were good and I served them with marinara sauce. By themselves, they were a bit bland since there was only Parmesan and panko. Next time, I will add a some salt and pepper. I had way more panko mixture than I needed, so will adjust that quantity down or double the amount of zucchini. Perhaps what I think of as a medium zucchini is smaller than the writer’s definition. 11/23/2019 Update: I instead of salt and pepper, I used an Italian Seasoning blend. Since it was the kind you grind fresh, I didn’t measure, I just added enough by sight to the panko and Parmesan. Also, I used the same panko mixture on boneless skinless chicken thighs. I seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper and the same Italian seasoning and let it sit for 10 minutes. I then dipped the chicken in egg and dredged it through the panko mixture to cover. I cooked them in a pre-heater air fryer at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. I flipped them halfway thru to insure even browning on both sides. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2019
Really good and I used half the cheese with a little salt and pepper added to the flour. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2019
This is the only thing I have made in my air fried that I didn't like. Too much cheese in the breading that didn't fall off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2018
I love these. Only change I made was the addition of salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2019
Excellent! I added a pinch of cayenne for an extra pop and cooked for 12 minutes without turning over. We ate them as fast as we made them. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2019
Great recipe...did sprinle salt over slices before I started the fryer. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2018
It was ok but too much cheese in my humble opinion. It was overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2019
I made this as is except added a a few extra minutes at the end for extra crispiness. We ate them as Super Bowl appetizers. Much better in the air fryer than in the oven. Read More
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