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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 15.2
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 77.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g

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Zucchini Chips

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Zucchini Chips

Introduction

Perfect snack for school lunches, after school or work snacks, or as a side dish with meals. Perfect snack for school lunches, after school or work snacks, or as a side dish with meals.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 medium zucchini (about 10 ounces)
    Pinch salt
    Pinch black pepper
    Parchment paper



Tips

I prefer free flowing salt for this recipe since a little will go a long way! Feel free to change up or add additional spices or seasonings. Cayenne pepper, dried thyme, or rosemary will all work well with these chips.


Directions

Cut the unpeeled zucchini into 1/16 inch slices using a knife, the slicing blade of a food processor, or a mandoline.
Place cut slices onto paper towels, and pat them dry.

MICROWAVE INSTRUCTIONS: (UPDATED)
Place a sheet of parchment paper atop a microwave-safe plate.
Mist the zucchini slices with cooking spray, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place each slice on the plate, being careful not to overlap the slices.
Microwave on high for up to six minutes, let rest for one minute, then cook another minute. You want to let the chips rest when they appear to be drying out but are not yet browned.
Remove any chips that have light brown spots and the cook remaining chips, if any, for one more minute. Repeat with the remaining slices using the same parchment. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

OVEN INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the zucchini atop the parchment in a single layer, then mist with cooking spray.
Bake for 10 minutes, flip, then bake for another 10 minutes, or until the chips have reached the desired crispiness.
For crispier chips, use a wire rack instead of parchment.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings, approximately 20 chips per serving.






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  • 20 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Another failed veggie chip experience for me. I'm sure it's not the recipe but my execution.. but they either come out still soggy or burnt to a crisp. I even started a fire in the microwave! Yep, I'm awesome. Though the soggy ones were tasty :P - 10/8/12

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  • Bad
    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I put them on the paper bags and into the microwave and paper GOT FIRE!!!!!! Taset was aweful, texture mushy. They went straight to the trash. - 1/21/13

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  • O.K.
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I loved the idea and liked the flavor, but I couldn't get the chips to crisp up without burning them black. I don't own a dehydrator, but might try them in the oven to see if that's any better. - 1/18/13

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  • 13 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I was going to try this until I read the reviews..maybe this should be removed as one lady said it started a FIRE in her microwave. I think that might be appropriate. - 9/1/13

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  • Bad
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    THIS ABSOLUTELY WAS HORRIBLE! They were burnt and soggy. I even tried again to see if I was doing it wrong. I wasn't and they still were gross :( - 1/22/13

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  • 13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Just looking at the picture, I wouldn't think that microwaving would produce this texture. Looks more blistered, like deep-fried zucchini.... Tell me it's really microwaved ! - 1/18/13

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  • Bad
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I attempted but failed. The ones that I could peel off were good with MS. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning. Don't waste a zucchini like I did for a measly two chips. - 1/21/13

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Just made a batch on dehydrator, turned out really good, second batch on now trying Mr. Dash southwest chipotle seasoning !! - 3/24/13

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    On Mother Earth web site there are directions on how to build a cardboard box dehydrator that is really easy. I plan on trying the zucchini chips in that. Very low cost. - 6/26/13

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  • 7 of 10 people found this review helpful
    http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/
    Microwave-cooking-and-nutrition.shtml
    Check out this website if you are worried about cooking veggies in the microwave. - 1/14/13

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My experience with zucchini being dehydrated is..it never stays crisp..Does anyone one else have that problem..and if you have found a way to keep it crisp I would like to know..as I love zucchini chips..Thanks - 12/16/12

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    good thing i read the reveiws BEFORE i wasted my precious time when I could have been exercising!
    - 9/1/13

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    They look better in the top picture, which I assume are fried with batter than your example pictures on the right side. I still will try them to try them. - 1/19/13

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  • Very Good
    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This is quick and easy and a good way to save summer zuchinni! - 8/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great. I have a Pampered Chef chip maker. I cooked for four - five minutes the first time. About two minutes after the rest time. Most were crispy and the ones that were not were still tasty. - 9/1/13

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    never thought of dehydrating zucchini- yum! - 9/1/13

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  • O.K.
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The taste isn't bad, but they did not get crispy. Next batch I will try frying them instead. - 7/15/13

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    not so much! - 4/5/13

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  • O.K.
    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
    like erin said - microwave? really? im not saying i never use one but if you can use an oven or a food dehydrator it would be much beter - 12/9/12

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  • 4 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I did this with kale, but in the oven. It worked fine on an oven tray because the bits of kale leaf don't/won't lie flat.
    I didn't enjoy at all, but DH did.
    So I'll be back to try this method of cooking in the m'wave very soon (though not with kale or other floppy leaves). - 10/4/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    There is no other picture as stated. after reading these reviews and not knowing what they mean by accordion the paperbags. I won't be trying this. - 9/1/13

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Yummy - 9/16/12

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good idea next on my list ! - 9/1/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sure will try this recipe - 9/1/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The recipe doesn't say anything about microwaving them on paper bags! It says to use parchment paper. Those aren't the same thing. Don't blame the recipe if you didn't follow the directions... - 8/12/14

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  • Would love to try this! I think using oven is the best way for it to be crunchy. Looks good to snack on! Very healthy! Thanks for sharing!

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    - 3/17/14

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  • I guess I'll use the oven method for these zucchini chips... I mean if there is anybody to start a fire in the kitchen it's ME so maybe the oven will be safer... - 1/15/14

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  • Eh... not that good. The picture is misleading. I ought to just find a fried zucchini recipe. - 1/12/14

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  • To those who say their chips caught fire, make sure you use parchment paper and not any other kind of paper (like paper bags). Parchment paper shouldn't catch on fire. - 11/3/13

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  • No sure why this was a featured recipe on October 14, 2013. The image appears to be of a coated zucchini slice that was deep fried.
    - 10/14/13

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  • Horrible don't waste your time and your zucchini! That picture is deceiving. Those look coated and deep fried. My burned in the oven and in the microwave. The pepper was horrible too. And to boot i cut my finger on my mandolin! please do not rate a recipe as being excellent unless you follow r - 9/18/13

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  • very tasty - 9/3/13

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  • I have a large zucchini sitting in my kitchen and was not sure what to do with it. The I saw this on the front page and thought "excellent!" Now that I have read the reviews, I don't think so. I will try this instead: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Zucchini-Chip
    s/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thum - 9/1/13

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  • I make zucchini chips all the time, either in my dehydrator or on a microwaveble chip maker. I usually sprinkle with garlic and basil before drying. They are delicious but they only hold their crunch for a day or two, so these are not ideal for long term storage. - 9/1/13

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  • I just did some yummy zucchini chips in my dehydrator--I thin sliced my zucchini and soaked them in a little water seasoned with seasoning salt (you could experiment with flavors). I sprayed my trays w/PAM-they were very tasty--did soften up in storage, but think that might have been from the PAM - 9/1/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OH my gosh! That's brilliant! I will have to use my oven and kinda bake them. Don't have a dehydrator...or paper bags...or parchment paper, but I do have an oven and two zucchinis that have to be cooked. I'm sure if I slice them thin, we can do something similar. Thanks so much for the inspiration! - 9/1/13

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  • I used a cookie sheet, parchment paper, and a very low oven. first batch was too thick and mushy. I adjusted to a thinner slice and they were much better. - 9/1/13

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  • Its Yummy - 9/1/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    worth trying inspite of the reviews...just by dehydrator. LOL! - 9/1/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow so many different views on this one. I'm still going to try it in the microwave and if that doesn't work then I'll bake them.
    Thanks for the idea.............. - 9/1/13

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I REALLY WANT TO TRY THIS SOUNDS GREAT IDEA - 9/1/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try and toss zucchini in a tsp-Tbsp of cornstarch, spray with cooking spray and try this. Will post results. I do it with sweet potato "fries" to get crisp in oven.... - 3/19/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. - 1/25/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good! - 9/12/12

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