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Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas

by Capri Lilly
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Air Fryer Chickpeas are the perfect crunchy snack or addition to your meal. Making crispy chickpeas in the air fryer is quicker and easier than in the oven, and the results are even better! This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and gives you savory, crispy chickpeas that you can add as a topping for your salads, soup, or rice, or enjoy on its own!

All You need is a can of garbanzo beans and a few spices, and in 15 minutes, you will have the perfect crunchy chickpeas. We like to add them to our Vegan Caesar Salad or Nutritious Superfood Salad.

chickpeas that have been made in an air fryer are on a small white plate with a gold spoon in the middle with some chickpeas on the spoon

We love sharing air fryer recipes with you! It was only a matter of time before we shared this one! We’ve showcased these crispy chickpeas several times in many of our salads and even shared how to roast them in the oven with a whole chicken for a filling meal! Now, it’s time to learn how easy they are to make in the air fryer!

chickpeas that have been made in an air fryer are on a small white plate with a gold spoon in the middle with some chickpeas on the spoon

You’ll Love These Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas Because They Are:

  • Quick and easy to make: requires a lot less time than roasting chickpeas in the oven and there is no need to spend time drying the chickpeas
  • Made with few ingredients: grab your chickpeas, a few spices, and a bit of olive oil
  • Super Crunchy: no more failed attempts at making crunchy chickpeas and only resulting in partial crispy or soggy chickpeas
  • Easily Customizable: make them savory and salty or sweet! The choice is yours!
  • Versatile: enjoy them as a snack or add them to your salad. They are a great way to replace croutons and a lot healthier too!
  • Top8 Allergen Friendly: this allergy-friendly recipe is great for everyone to enjoy! It’s vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and the list goes on!
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Ingredients You Will Need

  • Chickpeas: You’ll need one can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans). Rinse and drain the beans before using, and pat them with a dry paper towel to remove excess liquid.
  • Olive Oil: You will about a tablespoon of oil. This helps the seasonings stick to the chickpeas and also helps to get the perfect crispy texture.
  • Spices: You can keep it as simple or go as fancy as you like. We use a savory mixture of chili powder, paprika, cumin, pepper, and salt. Use your favorite seasoning blend like everything bagel seasoning, cajun seasoning, curry seasoning, or a cinnamon and sugar mixture (for a sweet option).
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How To Make Air Fryer Chickpeas

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C/400°F for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Then, using a clean cloth or paper towel, pat them dry and remove any excess liquid.
  3. Add the chickpeas to a large bowl. Add the olive oil and spices. Mix well so that all the chickpeas are coated.
  4. Transfer the chickpeas to the air fryer basket. Cook for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket a few times so that the chickpeas cook evenly.
  5. Remove from the air fryer. Enjoy! You can store the chickpeas in a container or mason jar for up to 4-5 days
chickpeas in the air fryer fully cooked

Common Questions And Tips

How to rewarm air fryer chickpeas?

Crispy chickpeas get can soggy over time. The best way to rewarm the chickpeas and make them crispy again is to heat them in the air fryer at 350°F for 2-3 minutes. The texture should be perfectly crispy again after!

Are Air Fried Chickpeas Healthy?

Most certainly! Chickpeas are a nutrition powerhouse, full of protein, dietary fiber, and calcium. They are the perfect healthy addition to a meal or great for snacking.

How to store air-fried chickpeas?

If the chickpeas are crispy (air-fried), they can be stored in a sealed pastic or paper bag, mason jar, or container and kept at room temperature for a few days. Alternatively, you can store them in the fridge. Keep in mind that the chickpeas will become less crispy if stored in the fridge.

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Ways To Use Crispy Chickpeas

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chickpeas that have been made in an air fryer are on a small white plate with a gold spoon in the middle with some chickpeas on the spoon

Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas

Air Fryer Chickpeas are the perfect crunchy snack or addition to your meal. Making crispy chickpeas in the air fryer is quicker and easier than in the oven, and the results are even better! This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and gives you savory, crispy chickpeas that you can add as a topping for your salads, soup, or rice, or enjoy on its own!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) can of Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt plus more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper plus more to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 200°C/400°F for 3-5 minutes.
  • Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Then, using a clean cloth or paper towel, pat them dry and remove any excess liquid.
  • Add the chickpeas to a large bowl. Add the olive oil and spices. Mix well so that all the chickpeas are coated.
  • Transfer the chickpeas to the air fryer basket. Cook for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket a few times so that the chickpeas cook evenly.
  • Remove from the air fryer. Enjoy! You can store the chickpeas in a container or mason jar for up to 4-5 days

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.1g | Protein: 6.2g | Fat: 6.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 5.9g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

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