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Simple Air Fryer Roast Chickpeas

We all love a good snack, right? Roasted chickpeas are a total game-changer. They’re crunchy, tasty, and super easy to make. They also make a healthy snack option.

We’re talking about chickpeas in an air fryer here, folks. Easy, fast, and delicious. We’ve tried it, and let us tell you, these little guys are perfect for munching. Plus, you can season them any way you like. We usually go for a mix of garlic powder and smoked paprika. It’s like having a treat that’s good for you.

If you haven’t roasted chickpeas in an air fryer yet, trust us, it’s time. Get ready for your new, favorite go-to snack.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Roast Chickpeas

Let’s get those taste buds tingling. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Chickpeas: A 15-ounce can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • Olive oil: A tablespoon to coat the chickpeas and get them crispy
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika for that perfect flavor punch.

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Roast Chickpeas

  • Dry them well: After rinsing, make sure you pat the chickpeas dry with a paper towel. It helps them get that awesome crunch.
  • Season to your liking: Don’t hold back with the seasonings. Customize it to fit your flavor profile—sweet, savory, spicy, you name it.
  • Shake halfway: Stop for a mid-cook shake to ensure they’re cooking evenly and getting crispy on all sides.

Variations and Substitutions

Out of paprika? No problem! Swap it with smoked paprika for a different smoky flavor or try cumin for a bit of earthiness.

If you’re craving some sweetness, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and sugar instead of the savory seasonings. Feeling adventurous? Go wild with curry powder or a dash of sriracha for a spicy kick.

Prefer a lower oil content? Feel free to spritz the chickpeas lightly with an olive oil spray instead of using a tablespoon of oil.


Air Fryer Roast Chickpeas Recipe

A simple and tasty way to make crunchy roasted chickpeas in the air fryer. Perfect as a snack, salad topping, or even a crunchy addition to your soups.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 132 kcal


  • Air-fryer
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the drained and rinsed chickpeas with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika until evenly coated.
  • Spread the chickpeas out in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • Once crispy and golden brown, take them out and let them cool slightly.
  • Snack away! Or store them in an airtight container for up to a week if you can resist eating them all at once.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 606mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 5gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer, easy recipes, roasted chickpeas
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Andrew Gray

Friday 12th of July 2024

New go-to for speedy, delicious food.