Air Fryer Chickpeas

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This Air Fryer Chickpeas recipe is super simple as they are ready in a fraction of time that it would take to roast them in the oven, plus they make a super crispy chickpea.  

Air Fryer Chickpeas in a white bowl.


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Air fryer chickpeas are perfect if you love a good healthy snack. Wonderful air fried chickpeas are high in fiber, vitamin C and protein plus they offer a satisfying crunch. If you need more convincing, check here to see even more benefits.

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What We Love About This Air Fryer Chickpeas Recipe

Easy air fry pea 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!

  • 20 Minutes: Quick 20 minute snack.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Adaptable: Can make it in so many different flavors with different spices.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Snack on air fryer roasted chickpeas for up to 2 days.
Air Fryer Chickpeas with chick oeas scattered on the side.

Ingredient Notes Chick Peas in the Air Fryer

  • Chickpeas: Any variety of canned chickpeas work.
  • Spices: Use any of the flavor combinations that you love, salt and black pepper to taste. Use as many tablespoons as you like,
  • Olive Oil: Or your favorite spray.

Equipment Needed for Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas

How to Make Chickpeas in Air Fryer

These are the basic steps for making chickpeas in air fryer. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Peas with spices and oil with the instant pot.


First, line the air fryer with parchment paper then preheat air fryer and then drain and rinse your chickpeas and next prepare all your spices.


Second, add chickpeas to a bowl with olive oil and spices. Toss to coat. Then spray air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Place chickpeas in a single layer in basket.

Air Fryer and spices.


Lastly, cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Shake the basket every 5 minutes.

Prep and Storage Tips


You can prep your spice mixture ahead of time so that you can make air fried chickpeas anytime.


These fried garbanzo beans can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Frequently Asked Questions about Air Fryer Roasted Chick Peas


There are few secrets to getting crispy chickpeas, for example:
* Chickpeas should be patted dry before air frying.
* Make sure the chickpeas in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket.
* Don’t season them too early.  Salt will draw out the moisture and give a mushy texture.


Indeed, the best part is experimenting with different flavor combinations. Such as:
* Homemade Taco Seasoning
* Italian Seasoning Mix
* Homemade Fajita Seasoning
* Garlic and Herb Seasoning


Of course, make the amount that you need by adjusting the ingredients accordingly.


No, they are rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as aiding weight management, improving digestion, and reducing your risk of disease.

Air Fryer for chick peas.

Expert Tips for Making This Crispy Chickpeas Air Fryer Recipe

  • Sweet: Savor is great, however make a sweet version with honey or cinnamon sugar.
  • Cheese: Also, parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast makes a savory twist.
  • Heat: Truly some buffalo wing spices for a hot version would be amazing.
  • Topper: Feel free to use these to top your favorite salad for a great crunch.
  • Healthier:Really, they are great as they are however this vegan gluten-free snack can be made with avocado oil for a healthier treat.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Chickpeas

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Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
This Air Fryer Chickpeas recipe is super simple as they are ready in a fraction of time that it would take to roast them in the oven.  
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  • 15.5 ounces canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dried coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon tumeric
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  • Pat chickpeas dry with paper towels.
  • Add chickpeas to a bowl and add olive oil; Toss to coat.
  • In a separate bowl, add chili powder, cumin, paprika, dried coriander, garlic powder, tumeric and salt to a small bowl and stir to combine. Pour seasoning mixture over the chickpeas and toss to combine.
  • Spray air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place seasoned chickpeas in air fryer basket and arrange in a single layer.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Shake the basket every 5 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Expert Tips

  • Sweet: Savor is great, however make a sweet version with honey or cinnamon sugar.
  • Cheese: Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast makes a savory twist.
  • Heat: Try some buffalo wing spices for a hot version.
  • Topper: Feel free to use these to top your favorite salad for a great crunch.

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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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American

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29 thoughts on “Air Fryer Chickpeas”

  1. please do not preheat airfryer with only parchment paper in it, as you recipe calls for. the airfryer can pull the parchment up into the heating coil and cause a fire. ask me how I know. please Change your instructions.

    • Sorry to hear that. Yes you do have to be careful with parchment paper. The rule of thumb is it is ok to use as long as you have something to hold it down. (The Food) never use with just the parchment paper inside.

  2. 5 stars
    This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make roasted chickpeas recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious!!! Wanted to eat the whole bowl but stopped myself. Using the airfryer was so easy. To get them as crunchy as I wanted I just kept taking them out and shaking them around til I liked the way they looked. Can’t wait to try some other seasonings.

  4. 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
    😊 🙏

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

  5. 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.

    • 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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❤️

  8. 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.

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

      • Even if you overnight-soak the beans, they obviously still need cooking! An Instant Pot or indeed any pressure cooker does this in about 13-15 minutes. Then dry them, then air fry them until crispy.

  9. 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!!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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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