Pan-Fried Zucchini Chips

Fresh zucchini slices are battered in crispy panko and pan-fried until golden brown and crunchy. You can eat them with a fork, but popping these zucchini chips by the slice is perfectly acceptable. Serve with a dollop of creamy dressing for a simple summer vegetable side.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup whole-wheat panko or breadcrumbs

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • ½ cup avocado oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees F. Place a wire rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Place flour and eggs in separate shallow bowls. Combine panko (or breadcrumbs), Parmesan and lemon zest in a third shallow bowl. Dredge zucchini slices in the flour, shaking off any excess. Next, dip the zucchini in the eggs, turning to coat. Then, dredge in the breadcrumb mixture.

  3. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add about one-fourth of the zucchini rounds. Cook, turning once, until browned and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes total. Transfer to the prepared rack and baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining zucchini, adding the remaining 1/4 cup oil halfway through. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

    a plate of Pan-Fried Zucchini Chips

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
17g Fat
13g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 5-6 zucchini rounds
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Vitamin A 232IU 5%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 30mcg 8%
Sodium 247mg 11%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 167mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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