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Salted air fried chickpeas in a glass bowl.
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Air Fryer Chickpeas (5 Ways)

These crispy air fryer chickpeas are crunchy, delicious and cook up in under 15 minutes. They're great for snacking or topping salads and with the five different flavor options you'll never get bored. Vegan + gluten-free.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chickpeas
Servings: 3



Basic Recipe

  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste


  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne optional

Chili Lime

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice from 1 medium lime about 2 teaspoons
  • Zest from 1 lime about 1 teaspoon


  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar


  • Drain, rinse and pat chickpeas dry with a paper towel.
  • Add chickpeas to a large mixing bowl with oil and salt and toss to combine. Move on to Step 3 if you’re making the basic sea salt version. For any of the other versions, add the additional seasonings and toss to combine, then move on to Step 3.
    Chickpeas in a glass mixing bowl.
  • Preheat air fryer if required. Place chickpeas in air fryer basket in a single layer and cook on 400°F for 12-14 minutes, tossing once halfway until golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on the chickpeas towards the end to make sure your seasonings don’t burn!
    Air fried chickpeas in an air fryer basket.
  • Once chickpeas are cooked to your liking, remove them from the air fryer and season to taste. Serve immediately or let cool completely and store in a bowl, not covered.


Serving: 1/3 recipe | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g