Crispy Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas 6 Ways

Whether you’re tossing them into a salad or enjoying them alone as a snack, crispy air fryer roasted chickpeas are a staple in any healthy kitchen. Their warm, nutty flavor is incredibly versatile, lending itself equally well to Italian, Indian, and Mexican-inspired spice blends. And in terms of texture, the air fryer is absolute magic!

When I’m snacking on roasted chickpeas as a snack, it’s all about the texture. These air fryer roasted chickpeas require no oil to get perfectly crunchy outsides with a satisfyingly chewy center. 

Roasted chickpeas in a bowl.

This Is My Favorite Way To Make Crispy Roasted Chickpeas Because…

  • Air frying makes chickpeas SO crispy. The air fryer is essentially a miniature convection oven, so all that superheated air circulating makes for a deliciously crunchy shell without overcooking the center. Genius!
  • Cleanup is minimal. Every piece of equipment used for this recipe is dishwasher safe including the basket of my Phillips XXL.
Air fryer roasted chickpeas in bowls on a tray

6 Ways To Spice Roasted Chickpeas

There are so many ways to season these little guys! Toss with any of these spice blends prior to placing in the air fryer:

  1. Curried Roasted Chickpeas: 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/4 tsp Kosher salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper
  2. BBQ Roasted Chickpeas: 1 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp granulated garlic, pinch each of dried mustard and onion powder
  3. Zesty Mexican Roasted Chickpeas: 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp chipotle, 1/4 tsp Mexican oregano, 1/4 tsp Kosher salt, pinch granulated garlic
  4. Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas: 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 tsp granulated garlic, 1/4 tsp dried basil, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  5. Lemony Roasted Chickpeas: 1 tsp lemon zest, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp dried basil, 1/4 tsp Kosher salt, 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp granulated garlic

How To Air Fry Chickpeas

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper

EQUIPMENT

  • Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Air Fryer
Hands drying rinsed chickpeas with paper towels.

METHOD

  1. Empty chickpeas into a clean colander. Rinse well and drain. Empty the chickpeas onto a paper towel or clean dish towel and pat dry.
  2. Pour clean, dry chickpeas into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Empty into the air fryer and cook at 390 degrees F for 15 minutes until golden. enjoy immediately, or let cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container in the fridge. 
6 kinds of crispy roasted chickpeas in bowls.

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Crispy Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy roasted chickpeas in a bowl

Whether you’re tossing them into your lunchtime salad, or enjoying them as a snack, these crispy roasted chickpeas are a delicious and easy dish! 

  • Author: Christine Tusher
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 7 servings 1x
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Place the chickpeas in a bowl and toss with salt and pepper to coat.

Empty the bowl into the basket of your airfryer and cook at 390 for 15 minutes. Remove and serve immediately, or let cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container in the refridgerator.

 

Keywords: crispy roasted chickpeas, air fryer chickpeas


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