How to Make Healthy Air-Fryer Zucchini Chips

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These air-fryer zucchini chips are a must-try if you're looking for a quick, healthy bite. You need only a handful of ingredients and an air fryer to make this summery snack!

Looking for a healthy, easy zucchini recipe to make in your air fryer? You found it! This air fryer recipe is simple to make and perfect for when you crave a savory snack.

Many recipes for air-fryer zucchini chips call for tossing the zucchini rounds in oil before air-frying, but this one is different. The result is a vegan, gluten-free, low-carb and oil-free snack you’ll want to munch on every day.

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Editor’s Tip: If you can source fresh dark green zucchini, there’s nothing like it. Young, smaller zucchini are tender and will yield the best results.

Tools

  • Air Fryer: Making zucchini in an air fryer mimics deep frying, but uses hot air to crisp the food instead of oil. The zucchini might not be as crisp as when it is fried, but it still yields great results. If you haven’t bought an air fryer yet, here are the Taste of Home Test Kitchen’s picks for the best air fryers.
  • Heat-Resistant Tongs: Since the air fryer gets hot, use a pair of tongs to flip and remove the zucchini rounds from the basket.
  • Mandoline: A mandoline ensures the slices are evenly cut, which leads to evenly cooked zucchini chips.

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Directions

Step 1: Prepare the zucchini

Air Fryer Zucchini Raw Prepare the zucchiniAnvita Bhatnagar Mistry for Taste of Home

Wash and cut the zucchini into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Pat dry to remove moisture if needed. To get evenly cut slices, use a mandoline.

Editor’s Tip: Mandoline blades are sharp! Be sure to follow our rules for mandoline slicer safety.

Step 2: Season the zucchini

Air Fryer Zucchini In Bowl Season the zucchiniAnvita Bhatnagar Mistry for Taste of Home

In a large mixing bowl, add the zucchini, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt; mix well. Make sure the seasoning coats each slice of zucchini.

Step 3: Air-fry the zucchini chips

Air Fryer Zucchini Done Air-fry the zucchiniAnvita Bhatnagar Mistry for Taste of Home

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Transfer the zucchini to the air fryer basket and air-fry the zucchini for a total of 25-30 minutes (this will vary by air fryer model). Shake and stir the zucchini every 5 minutes until it’s crisp and brown.

Once cooked, carefully move the zucchini to a bowl using tongs.

Tips for Making Air-Fryer Zucchini Chips

What do I serve with zucchini chips?

You can enjoy the zucchini chips as is, or pair it with one of our favorite dips like garlic aioli, hummus, curry mayo or dill vegetable dip.

How do I keep the zucchini from sticking in the air fryer?

Make sure you shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes so the zucchini discs don’t stick to the sides.

Can I use frozen zucchini?

We recommend using only fresh zucchini for this recipe. Your chips won’t get as crispy if you use previously frozen zucchini.

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Anvita Bhatnagar Mistry
Anvita is a co-founder, author, photographer and cook for the food blog TheBellyRulesTheMind.net. Her food philosophy is, you are what you eat, so eat healthy to whatever extent possible. Having lived in India, Australia, the United States and now Germany, Anvita has had the opportunity to appreciate food from different continents and build a diverse palate. She loves to travel and is currently exploring the food scene in Europe with her husband and son. For Anvita, comfort food is Indian food, as it takes her back to her roots.