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How to Make Air Fryer Crispy Chickpeas

Crispy air fryer chickpeas are super flavorful, delicious, and done in less than 30 minutes from start to finish! A healthy snack that is low in calories with multiple seasoning ideas for you to try!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizers, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Amanda Mason

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

Chili Lime Chickpeas

  • 15 ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or olive oil based cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin, ground
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lime wedge

Instructions

  • Start by rinsing and draining the can of chickpeas.
  • Lay the chickpeas on a paper towel and let air dry for about 10-15 minutes. Once dry, pour the chickpeas into the air fryer basket. Spread them out evenly so they are not stacked on top of each other.
  • Manually set the air fryer to 390°F.
  • Start the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, open the basket and spray the chickpeas with a a non-stick cooking spray or baste with olive oil. Shake the basket and then close the basket door.
  • Cook for 5 more minutes and then open the basket again.
  • Slowly and evenly sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of the chilli lime seasoning. Shake the basket well, close the basket door, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Open the air fryer basket and sprinkle on another tablespoon of chili lime seasoning. Close the basket and continue cooking for the remaining 2 minutes.
  • Once done, remove the chickpeas from the basket and place in a bowl. Sprinkle on the remaining seasoning and stir to combine.
  • Cut a lime into 6 wedges and squeeze the juice from 1 wedge onto the chickpeas and stir. The lime juice really makes the flavor "pop"! Serve immediately.
  • Store any leftovers in a brown paper bag.

Notes

  • I uses the 5.8-Quart Cosori Air Fryer. It's intuitive, has 11 presets, and comes with a detachable basket that is easy to clean.
  • Using olive oil helps the chickpeas become crunch and also helps the seasoning to stick better.
  • If you're in a hurry, you don't have to dry the chickpeas. Just make sure they are not dripping wet before putting them in the basket.
  • These chickpeas are meant to be crispy and crunchy. To store leftovers, place the air fried chickpeas in a paper bag. If you store them in a baggie or in tupperware, they will become soggy.
 

More Chickpea Seasoning Ideas

There are many different seasonings you can add to air fried chickpeas. Here's some of my favorite recipes for you to try.
  • Zesty Ranch: 2 teaspoons olive oil, Dry Ranch Seasoning, 1 can chickpeas, 1 lime.
  • Coconut Curry: 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 can chickpeas, 1 tablespoon of unsweetened shredded coconut, ½ teaspoon curry powder, ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Cinnamon Sugar: 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 can chickpeas, 1 tablespoon granulated or coconut sugar, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • BBQ: 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 can chickpeas, 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon light brown sugar, ½ teaspoon celery salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon dry mustard, ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  • Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha: 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 can chickpeas, 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce, 2 teaspoons honey, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt and white pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg