These Zucchini ships are tasty, healthy, and done in 5 minutes. They’re perfect as a side or quick snack!

fried round slices of zucchini with a cup of ranch dressing on a round plate

The Versatile Zucchini

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable with a mild flavor that goes well to various flavor profiles and cuisines.

From zucchini bread to zucchini noodles, there are tons of different ways to use it in cooking.

Zucchini is also jam-packed with nutrients like potassium and antioxidants like vitamin C.

What You’ll Need for These

four whole zucchinis on a white and red striped towel
  • Medium zucchinis: sliced into coins about 1/4 inches thick.
  • Cup panko breadcrumbs: To coat the zucchini
  • Eggs beaten: To help the breadcrumbs stick to the zucchini.
  • Cooking oil spray: Helps the coins become golden brown and crispy.

How to Make Them

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  1. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl. In another bowl, beat an egg.
  2. Dip slices of zucchini into the egg, carefully coating both sides,
  3. Place the egg-dipped zucchini coins into the panko and flip to coat. Shake off any excess breading.
  4. Arrange your breaded zucchini chips in a single layer in your air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 4 minutes

Serving Tips

a plate of fried zucchini coins garnished with green onions and served with a white sauce

You can’t go wrong with a simple side of ranch for dipping.

If you want something a bit different, you can also serve it with BBQ ranch sauce or a southwestern ranch if you like a little heat.


How do you keep zucchini from getting soggy?

The key to making super crispy zucchini chips is spraying them with cooking oil before air frying.
A little oil goes a long way, so I recommend a thorough, but quick spray.

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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

If you're looking for an appetizer that is both satisfying and healthy, try these Air Fryer Zucchini Chips! You will love dipping these crispy coins into your favorite creamy sauce!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 107kcal



  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 medium zucchinis sliced into coins
  • cooking oil spray**


  • In a small bowl, scramble the eggs.
  • Place the panko breadcrumbs into another small bowl.
  • Dip the zucchini coins into the eggs, then dip the coins into the breadcrumbs to coat on both sides.
  • Arrange the breaded zucchini coins in a single layer in your air fryer basket.
  • Spray cooking oil over the tops of the zucchini coins.
  • Air fry the zucchini chips at 400 degrees for 4 minutes, then pull out the basket and gently flip the coins using a pair of tongs or a fork.
  • Spray the zucchini coins again with cooking oil, then return the basket to your air fryer and cook for another 4 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!



**The oil helps the coins to become golden brown and crisp up.
**If you are gluten-free. We suggest that you use Ian’s gluten free bread crumbs or a brand that you love and trust.
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
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  1. 5 stars
    These look so good! I am OBSESSED with my air fryer and am always looking for healthier ways to use it!

      1. 5 stars
        I made these a couple of nights ago, using this recipe. I did add some salt, pepper and garlic powder to the breadcrumbs, and they were FANTASTIC!

  2. 5 stars
    I love zucchini chips, and have never even thought of making them with an air fryer! But it’s such a smart idea- these look perfectly crisp and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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