Spiced Air Fryer Chickpeas

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Crispy Air fryer Chickpeas are seasoned to perfection and cooked until crispy crunchy in the air fryer.

They can be enjoyed by the handful as a snack or added to salads for a flavorful crunch.

jars of Spiced Air Fryer Chick Peas

A Great Snack or Topping

  • Falafel isn’t the only recipe chickpeas are popular for! Fried chickpeas are a fun switch from popcorn and can be seasoned the same way!
  • No need to feel guilty about eating air fryer chickpeas by the handful! Prep in zippered snack-sized bags and toss in lunch boxes, backpacks, or briefcases all week long!
  • Use them as a snack or to top a salad in place of croutons.
  • Economical and easy to make! Keep it simple with a little salt or check out the other super fun ways to flavor chickpeas!

ingredients to make Spiced Air Fryer Chick Peas

Ingredients

CHICKPEAS: Be sure to drain the chickpeas and rinse them thoroughly.

SEASONINGS: This DIY recipe makes savory chickpeas with a little bit of spice. Cumin, garlic powder, salt, smoked paprika, and a dash of cayenne pepper are used but feel free to add more or less of the ingredients to create a signature blend!

Did You Know?

‘Aquafaba’ is the thick water the beans and legumes are packed in. It is similar to egg white and can be used in meringues and marshmallows as well as a natural thickener for soups and sauces. Freeze aquafaba in ice cube trays and pop out one or two as needed!

Sweet & Savory Seasonings

Here’s a list of seasoning recipes that make each batch totally and uniquely delicious!

SWEET: Mix oil with honey or maple syrup for a sweet version. Cinnamon sugar, apple pie spice, or even pumpkin pie spice would all taste great!

SAVORY: Ranch, taco seasoning, everything bagel seasoning, lemon pepper seasoning, or even Greek chickpeas can be made with ease! Or mix oil with wasabi paste for an Asian appetizer or parmesan cheese for an Italian appetizer!

SPICY: Cajun, Adobo, or fajita seasoning can all be used to make these chickpeas a little spicier!

mixed ingredients in the bowl to make Spiced Air Fryer Chick Peas

How to Make Air Fryer Chickpeas

So foolproof, even the kids can make them!

  1. Dry drained & rinsed chickpeas with a paper towel.
  2. Toss chickpeas with oil & add seasonings.
  3. Cook chickpeas in a single layer (per recipe below) until they are crisp.

cooked Spiced Air Fryer Chick Peas in the air fryer

Tips for Perfect Chickpeas

  • The oil and seasonings adhere better to chickpeas that are really dry. Lay them in a single layer on a clean kitchen towel and fold one end over the top of them and thoroughly pat them dry.
  • Easily and evenly season oiled chickpeas in a zippered bag by shaking them before pouring them into the air fryer basket.
  • For crisper chickpeas, cook longer.

Air-Fried Snacks

Did you make these Spiced Air Fryer Chickpeas? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

jar of Spiced Air Fryer Chick Peas with a wooden spoon beside it
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Review Recipe

Spiced Air Fryer Chickpeas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
These chickpeas are perfectly seasoned with spices, then air-fried until crispy & crunchy!

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste

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Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Dab drained chickpeas dry with a paper towel.
  • Toss chickpeas with oil and seasonings. Toss to coat.
  • Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook chickpeas 14-16 minutes or until crisp.

Recipe Notes

  • Oil and seasonings adhere better to chickpeas that are really dry. Lay them in a single layer on a clean kitchen towel and fold one end over the top of them and thoroughly pat them dry.
  • Easily and evenly season oiled chickpeas in a zippered bag by shaking them before pouring them into the air fryer basket.
  • For crisper chickpeas, cook longer. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 121, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 567mg, Potassium: 156mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 106IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Air Fryer Chickpeas, Air Fryer Chickpeas recipe, how to make Air Fryer Chickpeas, Spiced Air Fryer Chickpeas
Course Air Fryer, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
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  1. This looks great and healthy! I’m going to try coating/seasoning them with wasabi powder. I love the wasabi peas sold in cans. Thanks
    5 stars