Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

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Craving a light, veggie-based snack that doesn’t lack flavor? Air fryer zucchini chips are the answer!

Coated in simple seasonings and so easy to make, these zucchini chips in the air fryer turn out slightly crispy, slightly juicy, and totally delicious!

green zucchini chips on white plate with wood under and cloth behind.
Air fryer zucchini chips are so good!

Recipe Tips

Before you go and air fry zucchini chips, have a read through these recipe tips sot hat you know what to expect when you make them!

  • The thickness of the raw zucchini slice is important. If the slices are too thin, they will likely fly around in the air fryer and might burn easily as well. That’s why it is important that all zucchini slices have the same thickness – we would recommend 1/8-inch.
  • Choose a zucchini that is relatively firm. If it is too soft (contains too much water), it likely won’t get crispy at all.
  • We used a very simple blend of seasonings including salt, garlic powder and black pepper. You can swap some for other spices you might like!
  • Keep in mind these chips have quite a bit of water content so don’t expect them to get as crispy as other air fryer chips like sweet potato chips.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

For those wondering how to make zucchini chips in the air fryer from scratch, you can follow the recipe process photos in this section to see just how we do it.

If you want to skip ahead for the cooking time and temperature for these zucchini air fryer chips, you can find the detailed recipe card at the bottom of this post!

hand slicing raw zucchini on white mandolin slicer above white bowl.
Slice the zucchini using a mandolin or knife.

First, wash the zucchini and cut off both ends. Don’t peel the zucchini.

Use a mandolin slicer over a bowl or a knife to slice the zucchini into 1/8-inch thick slices.

slices of zucchini in white bowl on white counter top.
Add salt and spices to the zucchini slices.

Next, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the zucchini slices into a bowl (if they aren’t already) and add the oil, salt, garlic powder and black pepper.

red tongs mixing slices of zucchini in white bowl on counter top.
Make sure the zucchini slices are evenly coated.

Toss or gently move the zucchini slices around until everything is evenly coated.

raw zucchini chips in black air fryer tray on counter top.
Place the zucchini slices into the air fryer.

Add the zucchini slices into the preheated air fryer in one layer with no slices overlapping. You might have to cook the zucchini slices in two batches.

crispy zucchini chips in black air fryer tray.
The zucchini chips should be slightly browned and crispy.

Air fry the zucchini chips at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes total until slightly browned and crispy.

Flip the chips halfway through the cooking time (at the 5-minute mark). Since every air fryer is slightly different, the exact cooking time can vary.

cooked zucchini chips on cooking rack on white counter top.
Place the zucchini chips on a cooling rack.

When done cooking, remove the chips from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack. The chips will get a little bit crispier as they cool.

crispy zucchini chips on white plate on wooden board.
These zucchini chips are ready for snacking!

Enjoy!

Storage Tips

These zucchini chips taste best when they are fresh so we would not recommend making extra.

You can place any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge but they will likely get quite soggy and won’t keep any of their crispiness for long.

Related Recipes

If you likes these air fryer snack ideas, have a look at these other easy to make air fryer chips (both fruit and veggie)!

crispy zucchini chips on white plate on wooden board.

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips are crispy and delicious. Easy to make and ready in just a few minutes, these veggie chips make a light, tasty snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the zucchini, then cut off both ends. Don't peel the zucchini.
  2. Use a mandolin slicer over a bowl or a knife to slice the zucchini into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  3. Next, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Place the zucchini slices into a bowl (if they aren't already) and add the oil, salt, garlic powder and black pepper.
  5. Toss or gently move the zucchini slices around until everything is evenly coated.
  6. Add the zucchini slices into the preheated air fryer in one layer with no slices overlapping. You might have to cook the zucchini slices in two batches.
  7. Air fry the zucchini chips at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes total until slightly browned and crispy. Flip the chips halfway through the cooking time (at the 5 minute mark). Since every air fryer is slightly different, the exact cooking time can vary.
  8. When done cooking, remove the chips from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack. The chips will get a little bit crispier as they cool. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Choose a zucchini that is relatively firm. If it is too soft (contains too much water), it likely won't get crispy at all. Overall, don't expect the zucchini chips to get as crispy as potato chips, for example. They'll still be delicious, though!
  • Don't slice the zucchini too thin. Otherwise, the slices might fly around in the air fryer and they can burn easily. Make sure all the slices are the same thickness - we would recommend 1/8-inch.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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