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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips make a healthy snack or easy side dish that’s both delicious and guilt-free alternative to potato chips or other processed snacks. I love the flavors of the paprika and garlic powder combined with the crispy texture of these zucchini chips. Plus, it’s a great way to add more nutritious veggies to your diet.

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These Air Fry Zucchini Chips only need a few simple ingredients, making them easy to make and hard to resist!

As a versatile summer squash, it deserves a starring role, especially when transformed into crispy, flavorful chips using your trusty air fryer.

This recipe goes beyond the basic “salt and pepper” spices with more exciting spice combinations. The touch of smoky paprika and salty flavor of garlic salt, these zucchini chips are full flavor.

And, it’s such a great way to use up any extra garden zucchini this summer too.

Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Zucchini Chips Recipe

I just know you’re going to love these air fryer zucchini chips! Here are all the reasons it’s sure to be a staple at your house this summer:

Easy Recipe: With only has 6 ingredients it’s an easy recipe. More than likely, you probably have the ingredients in your pantry.

Healthy Replacement: If you love potato chips, you’ll love this healthy flavor-filled alternative that’s lower in calories and fat.

Vitamins: Zucchini is full of vitamins. They are a great source of vitamins B6 and C, beta-carotene, folate, potassium, and fiber.

Versatility: You can customize zucchini chips with a variety of spices and herbs to suit your taste preferences, making them a versatile snack option.

For dipping, serve with this hearty marinara sauce you can easily make from a can of tomato sauce, spices and sauteed onions.

Air fryer zucchini chips stacked in a bowl.

Kitchen Equipment

There’s not much required to create your own air fryer zucchini chips at home. Here are the kitchen tools you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Mandolin Slicer or Sharp Knife
  • Large Bowl
  • Air Fryer
  • Air Fryer Parchment Paper Liner

I think an air fryer basket liner makes cleaning up easier, but it’s not required.

Recipe Ingredients

One of my favorite things about this recipe is how simple it is to follow. These step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and you’ll have air-fried zucchini slices in no time!

ZUCCHINI: Choose two firm, medium-sized zucchinis for optimal texture in the chips.

OLIVE OIL: Coats the zucchini and aids in crisping during air frying.

KOSHER SALT: Enhances the natural flavors of the zucchini and helps draw out excess moisture, promoting crispier chips.

BLACK PEPPER: Adds a classic touch of warmth and depth to the chip

GARLIC POWDER: Provides a savory, garlicky flavor.

PAPRIKA: Smoked paprika give these air fryer zucchini chips a deeper, richer taste.

air fryer zucchini chips ingredients displayed on counter top.

How To Make Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Ready to make your own delicious snack? Here’s how:

First, slice the zucchini into 1/4” slices with the mandoline slicer or sharp knife.

Zucchini slices on cutting board.

 

In a large bowl, combine the olive oil and spices.

Then, toss the zucchini slices in the oil and spice mix.

Next, put the zucchini slices flat across the air fryer basket in a single layer to ensure the hot air can circulate all the way around.

Air fry zucchini at 300° F for 20 minutes or until zucchini chips are golden brown and crispy.

How to make air fryer zucchini chips photo collage. Top left: Oil and spices added to large mixing bowl. Top Right: Add zucchini slices and stir to coat. Bottom Left: place zucchini slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Bottom right: cooked zucchini slices in the air fryer basket.

Tips

Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook your zucchini chips in batches.

After slicking your zucchini, pat dry each slice to absorb a little moisture. This will help them crisp up faster.

Variations

There are so many fun ways to enjoy this delicious snack! It’s a low carb treat that’s a much healthier alternative to traditional potato chips without sacrificing any of the flavor.

Plus, you can dress up these thin slices of crispy zucchini to match the flavor of all your favorite snacks! Here are some flavor ideas to try:

  • Sprinkle zucchini chips with Parmesan or nutritional yeast for a Parmesan zucchini chips flavor that’s cheesy and yummy.
  • If you love pizza, combine rosemary, basil, and oregano for an Italian seasoning blend, and dip your sliced zucchini chips in marinara sauce or ranch dressing.
  • Make Mexican-themed homemade zucchini chips for your next Taco Tuesday with your favorite taco seasoning blend.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy them plain as snack alternative to high-fat chips.
  • Add them to salads for a crunchy texture to your salad.
  • Side dish for sandwiches and burgers.
  • Serve an appetizer with your favorite dip.

What are Good Dips for these Chips?

Classic Dips: Marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or your favorite creamy dip.
Bold Flavored Dips: Salsa, guacamole, or pesto for a vibrant flavor punch.
Tangy: Greek yogurt dip with herbs and spices.

Holding a single air fryer zucchini chip.

 

How to Make Sure Zucchini Chips are Crispy

If you’re having trouble with soggy chips, toss them with salt (about ½ a teaspoon). Then, let the zucchini slices drain on a paper towel before patting them dry, then air frying according to the recipe.

How To Store Leftovers

To keep your zucchini chips fresh, you’ll want to store them in an airtight container for keeping the flavor and texture of your zucchini chips intact. We usually keep these tasty snacks on the counter at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

If they soften, just pop them back in the air fryer to crisp them up.

More Zucchini Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Zucchini Bites

Air Fryer Zucchini and Squash

So ditch the greasy chips and embrace air fryer zucchini chips for a healthier, tastier, and endlessly customizable snacking experience!

Yield: 2

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Air fryer zucchini chips stacked in a bowl.

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips make a healthy snack or easy side dish that's both delicious and guilt-free alternative to potato chips or other processed snacks. I love the flavors of the paprika and garlic powder combined with the crispy texture of these zucchini chips. Plus, it's a great way to add more nutritious veggies to your diet.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium size Zucchinis
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, kosher
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika

Instructions

  1. Slice the zucchini into 1/4” slices with the mandoline slicer or sharp knife. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil and spices.
  3. Then, toss the zucchini slices in the oil and spice mix.
  4. Place the zucchini slices flat across the air fryer basket in a single layer to ensure the hot air can circulate all the way around each slice.
  5. Cook zucchini at 300° F for 20 minutes or until zucchini chips are golden brown and crispy.

Notes

See recipe post for tips and variations.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 537mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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