How to Make Chickpeas

Stovetop, Oven, or Air Fryer

Billy Rogers

Ways to use crispy chickpeas:

Serve them as a snack all on their own. (They're great in lunches.)

Use them to add some protein to gazpacho.

Add them to salads, like a Kale Salad, Italian Salad, or (my favorite) Fattoush.

Step 1:

Dry the chickpeas - Rub them dry using a clean dishtowel or paper towels. (They must be very dry in order to get crisp.)

Step 2:

Toss in oil - Toss dry chickpeas with a neutral oil, dried spices or dried herbs and salt and pepper.

Step 3:

Cook chickpeas - Cook chickpeas until they are very dry and golden- crisp on the outside. Do this in a skillet at medium-high for 8 to 10 minutes, in the oven at 425°F for 20 to 30 minutes, in the air fryer at 375°F for 12 to 16 minutes.