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Air Fryer Chickpeas

Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas are the perfect afternoon snack! This extremely versatile recipe can be used with any of your favorite seasonings.

Did you get an air fryer recently and looking for more ways to use it? How about a quick snack recipe that is easy enough to make any time you get the craving? If you answered yes,  look no further, these Air Fryer Chickpeas are exactly what you are looking for. 

Close up side view of air fryer chickpeas on a white plate.

We are a huge fan of crispy chickpeas around here but they usually involve frying them in a hot skillet. They are great but I’ve found a way to make them even easier! Dump them all in the air fryer basket and you’re good to go! 

What ingredients do you need?

Overhead photo of ingredients needed to make crispy chickpeas in the air fryer.

CANNED CHICKPEAS: Canned chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are fully cooked. They are high in protein, fiber and vitamins. Dried chickpeas won’t work in this recipe. 

OIL: Vegetable or olive oil will work just fine. 

SEASONING BLEND: Our favorite way to season crispy chickpeas is to use curry powder. That being said, this recipe is SO versatile. You could use any seasoning blend that you prefer. Taco seasoning, harissa, rosemary, simple salt and pepper. Once you’ve got the technique down it’s super easy to switch it up. 

SALT: Because we use curry powder that doesn’t usually have salt in it, I add extra salt to this recipe. If the seasoning blend that you use has salt, wait until after cooking and tasting  before adding extra salt. 

How do you make chickpeas crispy in the air fryer?

Like I said, one of my favorite things about this recipe is just how incredibly easy it is. You don’t even need to worry about cooking the chickpeas in batches, just dump them all in the basket at once and you’re good to go! 

STEP #1: Rinse and drain chickpeas well. Place between two paper towels and pat dry. 

Overhead photo of chickpeas drying on a papertowel.

DES’ TIP: Making sure that the chickpeas are dry is essential in getting them crispy so don’t skip this step! 

STEP #2: Place chickpeas, olive oil, salt and seasoning together in a bowl. Mix well so that chickpeas are completely coated. Please note: if you choose a seasoning blend with salt in it wait until after cooking and tasting before adding extra salt. 

Chickpeas with salt, curry powder and oil in a glass bowl.

STEP #3: Pour all chickpeas into the air fryer basket. Cook at 390 for 15 minutes. Remove the basket and shake every 5 minutes. If you want them a little more crispy cook an additional few minutes. Serve hot. 

Chickpeas in an air fryer basket.

It is best to eat these as soon as they are cool enough to eat. They are still good cold but best when they are warm. 

Overhead photo of air fried chickpeas on a white plate.

If you are looking for more recipes to try out in your Air Fryer, here are some reader favorites: 

Air Fryer Mushrooms

Air Fried Pickles

Crispy Air Fryer Potato Chips

Air Fryer Broccoli 

Air Fryer Cauliflower 

Need some more ways to use chickpeas? 

Quick Olive Hummus

Chickpea Burger

Crispy Chickpea and Arugula Salad

Air Fryer Chickpeas Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (or other seasoning blend)

Instructions

1

Rinse chickpeas and drain well. Place between two paper towels and pat dry.

2

Place chickpeas, olive oil, salt and seasoning together in a bowl. Mix well so that chickpeas are completely coated. Please note: if you choose a seasoning blend with salt in it wait until after cooking and tasting before adding extra salt.

3

Pour all chickpeas into the air fryer basket. Cook at 390 for 15 minutes. Remove the basket and shake every 5 minutes. If you want them a little more crispy cook an additional few minutes. Serve hot.

Notes

Nutrition facts are for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 540 , Total Fat: 13g , Saturated Fat: 1.5g , Cholesterol: 0mg , Sodium: 421mg , Carbohydrates: 83.3g , Fiber: 24g , Sugar: 14.7g , Protein: 26.5g

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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