The Best Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
Today, I’m excited to share one of my all-time favorites – the best Air Fryer Zucchini Chips you’ll ever taste! Crispy, savory, and oh-so-addictive, these guilt-free delights will have you reaching for seconds (and thirds!).
Now, I know what you might be thinking – healthy snacks usually mean bland and boring. But fear not! With a trusty air fryer and a few simple ingredients, we’re about to prove those thoughts wrong. These zucchini chips are not only low in sodium but also big on flavor. So, let’s roll up our sleeves, crank up the air fryer, and get this zucchini party started!
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Why an Air Fryer?
Let’s talk about air fryers for a moment. These nifty kitchen gadgets are like little miracle workers. They use hot air circulation to cook your food to perfection, all while requiring little to no oil. That’s right – healthier and faster cooking without sacrificing flavor. What’s not to love?
I love this particular one because I was able to eliminate several small kitchen appliance for this fancy 7 in 1 Instant Pot Duo. I will say it takes a bit of storage space, but remember you will be able to eliminate a few others.It’s not just for Zucchini!
So, how do we make these irresistible air fryer chips? It’s all about choosing the right ingredients and getting creative with flavors. And believe me, the possibilities are endless!
Now, when it comes to selecting your chip base, you can go for classic potatoes, sweet potatoes, or even zucchinis. Yep, you heard that right – veggies can make incredible chips too! They offer a fantastic crunch and open up a whole world of flavors to explore. For this recipe the star is Zucchini, which is perfect for this time of year.
Once you’ve chosen your chip hero, it’s time to get adventurous with seasoning. I’m talking about anything from simple smoky paprika, zesty lemon pepper, or even a kick of cayenne. The key is to experiment and find the combinations that make your taste buds dance with joy! For this recipe I used my favorite go to McCormicks Salt Free Garlic Herb seasoning.
Mix your seasoning of choice with plain Panko Bread Crumbs, (I like Vigo it is lower in Sodium) and the parmesan.
When you’ve got your ingredients ready, it’s time to preheat that air fryer. Patience might not be our strong suit when there are crispy chips at stake, but trust me – it’s worth the wait!
Now, here’s a little secret to get that perfect crispiness – make sure you lay your chip slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Overcrowding them will lead to uneven cooking, and we don’t want that. We want each chip to be a glorious bite of pure delight!
Keep an eye on your chips as they cook; different air fryers have different temperaments, and we don’t want our culinary creations to burn.
There you have it, folks – the best Air Fryer Zucchini Chips that are not only low in sodium but also high in deliciousness. Serve ’em up as a guilt-free snack, a side dish, or even as a crunchy topping for salads – the possibilities are endless!
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The Best Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
- 2 zucchini medium-sized
- 1 egg large
- 1 Tbsp. milk
- 1/2 cup Panko Plain
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp No Salt Garlic Herb Seasoning
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Cut zucchini into ¼-inch slices, discarding the ends.
- In two separate shallow bowls mix together the following:
- Bowl 1: Add egg and milk. Whisk until well combined.
- Bowl 2: Add breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, No Salt Garlic Herb Seasoning, and pepper. Toss until combined.
- Dip one zucchini slice in the egg wash, letting any excess drip off. Then coat it with the breadcrumbs, pressing firmly into the zucchini so it sticks. Repeat this process with the remaining zucchini slices.
- Place half of the coated zucchini in a single layer in a 6-8-quart Air Fryer basket. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Air Fry at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Flip the zucchini halfway through cooking, spray again with non-stick spray. Repeat with the remaining zucchini slices.
- Serve air fried zucchini with Low or No Sodium sauce of your choice. Enjoy!