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If you want a quick and delicious crunchy snack, you will want to make this Crispy Air Fryer Chickpea Recipe. You will get a crunchy salty snack ready in 15 minutes, and all you need is a can of chickpeas, seasoning, and your air fryer.

Crispy Air Fryer Chickpea Recipe Healthy Snack Idea

If you enjoy chickpeas you will want to try these.  BBQ Roasted Chickpeas. They are great in soups like Roasted Carrot and Chickpeas and Vegetable Chowder.  They can even be the star of a salad like this Chickpeas Salad With Pesto and Feta. or Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas Salad. 

😊 Why this recipe is so good

  • You can have a crispy snack in under 15 minutes when baking chickpeas in an air fryer.
  • You can easily make new flavors by changing up the seasonings to your liking for a delicious snack.
  • Using an air fryer is 3x faster than roasting chickpeas in the over. They will become your new favorite snack.

🛒 Ingredient notes

These crispy chickpeas only require a can of chickpeas and a few ingredients for seasoning.

ingredients for Crispy Air Fryer Chickpea Recipe Healthy Snack Idea

1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt: You can adjust the salt to your liking
1/4 paprika: smoked or regular paprika would be good

A complete list of ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card below.

Tip: What type of chickpeas should I buy?

You can buy chickpeas dried or the canned variety that are precooked. I also have a post that teaches you how to home can your own chickpeas. Canning your own chickpeas yields a softer chickpea because you can control the processing time. 

can of chickpeas and home canned chickpeas

🔪 Step by step instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer temperature to 375 degrees.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a strainer under running cool water.
  3. Place drained chickpeas on paper towels or a clean kitchen towel, then pat off any excess water.
chickpeas in a strainer and on a towel
  1. Combine the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and paprika in a small bowl.
  2. Next, place the chickpeas in a medium bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss gently to coat the chickpeas.
  3. Sprinkle half of the seasoning over the chickpeas. Toss gently. Sprinkle the rest of the seasoning and toss to coat evenly.
chickpeas in a bowl with seasoning sitting next to it and chickpeas in an air fryer basketit
  1. Pour the chickpeas into a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  2. Cook in the air fryer for 10 minutes. Then remove the basket and shake the basket a couple of times. Return the basket to the air fryer and cook for 5 more minutes.

Hint: Air fryer cooking time can be slightly different, so you might need to add a few minutes or shorten a few minutes of the total cooking time. The crunchy chickpeas are done when golden and slightly darkened. They will be dry and crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.

🔀 Variations

Once you learn how to make this basic recipe in your air fryer, you will want to try to change up the spice blend on your seasoned chickpeas. An easy way to change up the flavors is to substitute the seasoning in this recipe for one of these. Just toss in olive oil and add seasoning.

How to store crispy chickpeas

After you cook your chickpeas, you will need to keep any leftover chickpeas in a paper bag for storage. An airtight container will work, but the bag will help keep the crispy texture for up to a week.

Crispy Air Fryer Chickpea close up in a bowl

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Crispy Air Fryer Chickpea Recipe Healthy Snack Idea
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Crispy Air Fryer Chickpea Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
If you want a quick and delicious crunchy snack, you will want to make this Crispy Air Fryer Chickpea Recipe. You will get a crunchy salty snack ready in 15 minutes, and all you need is a can of chickpeas, seasoning, and your air fryer.

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 7.5 ounce chickpeas, canned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, You can adjust the salt to your liking.
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer temperature to 375 degrees.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a strainer under running cool water.
  • Place drained chickpeas on paper towels or a clean kitchen towel, then pat off any excess water.
  • Combine the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and paprika in a small bowl.
  • Next, place the chickpeas in a medium bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss gently to coat the chickpeas.
  • Sprinkle half of the seasoning over the chickpeas. Toss gently. Sprinkle the rest of the seasoning and toss to coat evenly.
  • Pour the chickpeas into a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 10 minutes. Then remove the basket and shake the basket a couple of times. Return the basket to the air fryer and cook for 5 more minutes.

Notes

Once you learn how to make this basic recipe in your air fryer, you will want to try to change up the spice blend on your seasoned chickpeas. An easy way to change up the flavors is to substitute the seasoning in this recipe for one of these. Just toss in olive oil and add seasoning.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 23kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 194mg, Potassium: 9mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 9IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Snacks
Author: Gina Dickson

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