Roasted Chickpeas {Air Fryer Recipe}

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4.95 from 20 votes
This Roasted Chickpeas recipe is super simple because it's made in an Air Fryer.  This has quickly become of my favorite Air Fryer recipes because the crispy chickpeas are ready in a fraction of time that it would take to roast them in the oven.  
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
White bowl with Roasted Chickpeas

This Roasted Chickpeas recipe is super simple because it’s made in an Air Fryer.  This has quickly become of my favorite Air Fryer recipes because the crispy chickpeas are ready in a fraction of time that it would take to roast them in the oven.  

This Roasted Chickpeas recipe is quick and easy.  To make these crispy chickpeas I use a neat tool that’s great even if you don’t have an air fryer.

White bowl with Roasted Chickpeas

This post was sponsored by Mealthy.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

I love a good healthy snack for myself and my family, roasted chickpeas are a perfect choice because they are high in fiber and protein. They don’t have to be the mushy canned variety that you may be imagining. These snacks offer a satisfying crunch.

In a world where we are all trying to be healthier, the chickpea snack craze has taken off but these snacks can be expensive. So I have created an air fryed Roasted Chickpea recipe that will have your family clamouring for more.

Why This Air Fryer Roasted Chickpea Recipe Works

Air Frying has really changed the game for making things healthier.  Your favorite recipe can now be adapted to make it a much better option for your family than ever before. It also paves the way to make delicious new recipes that we may have never even though of creating like my roasted chickpea snack.

This easy air fry recipe is a quick, economical and easy snack to prepare for your family at any time. Especially when our time is so precious. It is even great for game day!

How to Make this Roasted Chickpeas Recipe (Air Fry Method) – Step by Step

  • Step One: First, drain and rinse your chickpeas and then prepare all your spices.(Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Next, place the chickpeas in your air fry basket or rack.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Then cook at 400 for 20 minutes. Then after 5 minutes spray with non stick cooking spray. (Photo 3 below)
1st three steps in preparing chicpeas
  • Step One: Then keep turning every 5 minutes until 2 minutes are left in the cooking process. Next apply 1/2 the seasoning to your chickpeas and then coat well.  (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Then finish cooking and transfer to a bowl.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Lastly, apply the remainider of the seasoning to your roasted chickpea mixture and then let cool. Then store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.  (Photo 3 below)
Steps 3 thru six to preparing your chickpeas

The Secret to Crispy Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas, also known as roasted garbanzo  beans, are an easy and healthy snack.  Why did I decide to use this bean for my recipe? Because this legume is one nutrient packed marvel.  The chickpea has a protein and fiber boost and these little wonders are full of iron and magnesium.

With regular consumption they can help lower your LDL cholesterol and help stabilize blood sugar levels too. That’s why this crispy chickpea recipe is one of my favorites.

There are few secrets to getting crispy chickpeas:

  1. Chickpeas should be patted dry before air frying.
  2. Make sure the chickpeas in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket.
  3. Don’t season them too early.  Salt will draw out the moisture and give a mushy texture.
White Bowl of crispy chiclpeas

The Newest Tool for Air Fryer Recipes

I recently discovered the Mealthy CrispLid.  This unique lid transforms most 6 and 8 quart electric pressure cookers into air fryers.  I love that I don’t have to have another appliance to store and clean.  Instead, I just place the Mealthy CrispLid on top of my Instant Pot and, viola! Instant air fryer!   Let’s face it, air fryers can take up a lot of cabinet or counter space.  The Mealthy CrispLid doesn’t require much room at all to store.

To use the Mealthy CrispLid, simply remove the lid from your pressure cooker and replace it with the Mealthy CrispLid.  Then follow the directions provided in the recipe you are cooking.  That’s it.  It’s super easy.

mealthy air fryer lid with instant pot and basket

The folks at Mealthy have really thought of everything with the Mealthy CrispLid.  It has a see-through top so I can keep an eye on my food while it’s cooking.  And, it’s dishwasher safe and 100% BPA free.

It also comes a great recipe guide to help you make the best air fryer recipes.

You can get a Mealthy CrispLid here.  You can also use coupon code ITISAKEEPER to get $10.00 off the total (in-cart) purchase of $59.95 or greater from the Mealthy website.  

roasted chickpeas with mealthy air fryer lid

Expert Tips for Making the Best Roasted Chickpeas

These roasted chickpea snacks are so versatile you can really change up the recipe and make them your own. here are a few ideas that I like to do:

  • Change up the spices: The flavor combinations are endless. Try a pizza flavor, butter and garlic or Mexican variety of spices to create new taste sensations.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and serve at your next get together
  • Try a sweet variety: Try coating in cinnamon sugar or pumpkin pie spice to make a sweet variation.

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Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

5 from 20 votes
This Roasted Chickpeas recipe is super simple because it's made in an Air Fryer.  This has quickly become of my favorite Air Fryer recipes because the crispy chickpeas are ready in a fraction of time that it would take to roast them in the oven.  
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15.5 ounces canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Pat chickpeas dry with paper towels.
  • Place in air fryer basket and arrange in a single layer.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, open air fryer and spray chickpeas with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Continue cooking; Stirring chickpeas every 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add chili powder, cumin, paprika, dried coriander, garlic powder, tumeric and salt to a small bowl and stir to combine; Set aside.
  • When 2 minutes are left in the cooking time, sprinkle half of the seasoning blend over the chickpeas.
  • When chickpeas have finished cooking, remove from air fryer immediately and toss with the remaining seasoning blend.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Expert Tips

These roasted chickpea snacks are so versatile you can really change up the recipe and make them your own. here are a few ideas that I like to do:
  • Change up the spices: The flavor combinations are endless. Try a pizza flavor, butter and garlic or Mexican variety of spices to create new taste sensations.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and serve at your next get together
  • Try a sweet variety: Try coating in cinnamon sugar or pumpkin pie spice to make a sweet variation

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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21 thoughts on “Roasted Chickpeas {Air Fryer Recipe}”

  1. Hi There,
    I just finished making the chickpeas, as per ur instructions, but turned out so hard, difficult to bite into with difficulty, scared of breaking our teeth….
    Would like to know where did I go wrong?
    I used a bag of dry chickpeas from an Indian Rashan store & felt no need to pay dry, since dried already , and followed the instructions.
    No where do u mention to soak them first etc?????
    Please if u can response since I love chickpeas, as a munching snack
    😊 🙏

    Reply
    • As the recipe clearly states, you should have used CANNED chickpeas. Dried chickpeas will not work in this recipe.

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  2. ok the recipe is not clear. Do you cook for 20 min, then 5 more min. then spray with oil or do you cook 5 min. then spray with oil and continue cooking for a total of 20 min. or do you cook for 20 min, wait 5 min. then spray with oil. The recipe does not make sense.

    Reply
    • Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. After 5 minutes, open air fryer and spray chickpeas with nonstick cooking spray.
      Continue cooking; Stirring chickpeas every 5 minutes.

      Reply
  3. 5 stars
    Just finished making these made, and I do mean made in the pas tense, They turned out so good I put on a movie and finished my whole bowl before I noticed. They were so easy so delicious.

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  4. 5 stars
    I followed this recipe as directed (except did not use coriander I don’t like). Chickpeas are DELICIOUS and crispy! Definitely will be making weekly. I’m just going to experiment with different seasoning. Thank you❤️

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  5. While I love the crunch of these chickpeas, I didn’t care for the seasoning. I felt like it was missing something and I couldn’t taste anything but the chili powder. I feel like the fine seasoning stuck and the salt did not…because it did not taste salty enough. And to add more salt after its finished cooking, is pointless. It falls off.

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    • I don’t believe this recipe would work with dried garbanzos unless you softened them and then dried them.

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  6. 5 stars
    My mom swears by her air fryer but I wasn’t convinced until I saw this post -ordering one now because I need these crunchy chickpeas in my life!!!

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  7. 5 stars
    We eat chickpeas all the time. I usually have to dry them in the oven. I had no idea about the Mealthy Crisp. This is awesome and I’m ordering one today. I love that it can be added to my pressure cooker.

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  8. 5 stars
    What a delicious looking snack! I have only ever used chickpeas in hummus but have never roasted it before. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. 5 stars
    I love this recipe for roasted chickpeas. The seasoning flavors are really good. They came out very crispy thanks to your tips.

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