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Crispy Chickpeas {Oven, Stovetop, and Air Fryer} Recipe

Seasoned with dried spices, crispy chickpeas make a great snack on their own or try adding them to salads, baked sweet potatoes, or serving them over yogurt, whipped feta, or hummus as a vegetarian dish. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: easy side dish, easy snack, gluten free, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $4.00


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Saute Pan or Skillet
  • Slotted Spoon


  • 1 15 ounce can Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil use vegetable, grapeseed, avocado, or another neutral oil
  • Zest and Juice from ½ Lemon or Lime


  • Rub the chickpeas in a clean dishtowel until they are very dry.
  • Toss chickpeas with 2 Tablespoons oil until evenly coated. Sprinkle paprika, chili powder, sugar, salt, and black pepper over top and stir gently.
  • Cook chickpeas using one of the following methods:
  • Oven: Preheat oven to 425°F. Spread chickpeas out on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake, shaking the pan a few times during cooking for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Stovetop: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a Tablespoon of oil (not in ingredients list). Add chickpeas and cook, shaking the pan every few minutes for 8 to 10 minutes total. Transfer chickpeas to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Air Fryer: Preheat an air fryer to 375°F. Spread chickpeas out in the basket and cook, shaking the basket occasionally, for 12 to 16 minutes.
  • Top chickpeas with lime or lemon zest and juice.
  • Allow chickpeas to cool slightly before serving.


Make Ahead: The chickpeas will be the most crispy if served right away. They will lose their crispness the longer they sit. However, these can be made ahead and stored, covered at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. 


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 807IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg