Spicy Zucchini Chips

It’s zucchini season!  Do you know what that means?  If you’re an avid Pinterest follower then you know that every other recipe will have zucchini in it.  I love zucchini and I don’t object to the sudden flurry of recipes using this veggie, so I hope you’re not sick of seeing zucchini recipes.  I’m here to add to the fun with these spicy zucchini chips.  They’re not really chips, but I couldn’t think of a better title and just called it close enough.

05Spicy Zucchini Chips

Spicy Zucchini Chips Recipe
(Makes 30 to 35 chips)


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • heaping 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups panko crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place a wire rack (i.e. metal cooling rack) on top.
  3. Spray the wire rack with cooking spray and set it aside.
  4. Slice the zucchini into relatively thin chip shapes (they shouldn’t be so thin that they fold over on themselves when you pick them up).
  5. In bowl #1, whisk together the flour, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt.
  6. In bowl #2, whisk together the eggs.
  7. In bowl #3, add the panko crumbs.
  8. Cover each zucchini slice in the flour mixture (in bowl #1).
  9. Then dip each zucchini slice in the egg mixture (in bowl #2).
  10. Finally coat each zucchini slice in the panko crumbs (in bowl #3).
  11. Transfer the zucchini slices to the prepared wire rack.
  12. Spray the zucchini slices with cooking spray and cook them for about 12 to 15 minutes or until they are browned (flip them over half way through the cooking time).

Source:  Tina’s Chic Corner


I like to use an assembly line technique with a recipe like this one.

01Spicy Zucchini Chips

Hello crispy treats!  Thank you, panko crumbs.  Since these zucchini chips are baked you don’t have feel guilty eating them.  (Thank goodness because I literally ate almost all of these in one day!)

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Okay, how spicy are these chips?  They have a slight hint of heat, but it’s very mild.  I did that on purpose because not everyone likes to sweat while they eat.  My husband and I like spicy foods so I sprinkled more cayenne pepper on top of them.  Even with the extra pepper my husband still didn’t find them even remotely spicy so as usual he used his Chipotle Tabasco sauce to liven them up even more.

The beauty here is that you can add as little or as much cayenne pepper as you like.  You’re the chef!  In fact, if you love the look of this recipe and don’t want any heat at all, then simply omit the cayenne pepper completely.

09Spicy Zucchini Chips

No dip required for these bad boys, which is good because every time I walked by the platter of them the number left sitting there seemed to get smaller.  Really no idea why.     😉

10Spicy Zucchini Chips

What will the next veggie fad be?  Pumpkin season is right around the corner!



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Here are some other fabulous zucchini recipes.

Zucchini Fritters

14Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Spice Bars With Spice Frosting

10Zucchini Spice Bars

Ratatouille Over Polenta

06Ratatouille Over Polenta



  1. This is a great way to use up zucchini, Tina! They look so crunchy, and I love that they’re a little spicy, too.

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks, my friend! 🙂

  2. Ashley says:

    Mmmm love these!! I keep having extra zucchini at the end of every week lately … these look like an awesome side dish or snack! And spicy? Even better!

    1. Tina says:

      You got it!! 🙂

  3. I love zucchini season! A perfect excuse to whip up everything with zucchini. These chips looks delicious! I love the spices on here, sounds like the perfect snack!

    1. Tina says:

      I love zucchini season too. 🙂

  4. I’m always up for a good zucchini chip. Devour time. 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Devour time…hehe…love that! 🙂

  5. You can never have too much zucchini! I’ve loved seeing food bloggers come up with unique ways like this to present zucchini 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      I love taking pictures so I’m always looking around the house for new props. 🙂

  6. This is my fave way to eat zucchini… love your creative spicy spin 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Chris!

  7. Yes, yes, yeassss…. I want these in my belly now. Yum! What a great way to serve zucchini. Loves it. 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks, my friend! 🙂

  8. Nope, not bored of zucchini recipes yet at all, especially ones like this = my favourite way to eat zucchini! I especially love the combo of spices you’ve added!

    1. Tina says:

      Phew! Glad you’re not bored of zucchini. 😉

  9. I love my zucchini with a little heat! These chips sound like the perfect way to use up my overload of garden zucchini. Preeetty sure I wouldn’t be able to stop eating these. 😀

    1. Tina says:

      They are DEFINITELY addicting! 🙂

  10. I just bought some zucchini and wanted to make some chips. These look really delicious! Love the panko and seasoning. Pinning

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Cindy! And thank you for pinning. 🙂

  11. These look great Tina! We love Pickle Chips (that we buy at a local restaurant), but I’ve never had zucchini chips. Yet, I love zucchini, so I know that we’d be huge fans of these! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Ooh, pickle chips sound amazing!

  12. I never get sick of zucchini recipes! These spicy chips look like crisp zucchini perfection!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thanks Alyssa. 🙂

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