Quick and Easy Chickpeas in the Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Chickpeas are simple, tasty, and so healthy! I love how crunchy and soft the chickpeas are when I make this recipe the air fryer. Plus, when I add the spices, it tastes oh so good. Feel free to experiment with different spices to get the taste you love. And, when I made this recipe in the air fryer, it is so much quicker than baking the chickpeas in the oven! That’s just one reason why I love my air fryer.

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I can’t wait to share this amazing recipe with you! I know you’ll love this one as much as I do!

How to Make Air Fryer Chickpeas

This air fryer recipe is one of the simplest! All you need is one can of chickpeas and a seasoning mix of your choice. Check out the next section for seasoning inspiration.

For my seasonings, I did an 1/8 teaspoon garlic & onion powder each and ¼ teaspoon of paprika and cinnamon each! It was so good!

This recipe takes about 17 minutes. The best way to do this is in batches.

  1. Place drained chickpeas in a single layer in the air fryer & cook at 390°F/198°C for 5 minutes to dry out the chickpeas
  2. Spray with oil (to make them crispy) then cook for another 5 minutes
  3. Shake or stir the chickpeas & cook for 3 more minutes
  4. Stir in half the seasoning mix onto chickpeas and cook for 2 minutes (or until they are done to your liking)

It is that simple to make chickpeas in the air fryer! You will love this one as a snack, side, topping to a salad, or to any of your favorite chickpea dishes!

Alternate Seasoning Mixes for Air Fryer Chickpeas

I love chickpeas in the air fryer because there are so many different seasoning combinations that you can try. I did a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and cinnamon. It was so delicious and had the perfect roasted taste. You can try a number of different seasonings for this recipe. It can be as simple or complicated as you want. For example, if you want ranch flavored chickpeas, use a tablespoon of a ranch dressing packet mix. You can also try and enjoy:

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Chili Lime

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp true lime


  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Spicy seasoning:

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Italian seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or equal parts oregano, thyme, basil, and marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Coconut Curry: 

  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut,
  • ½ tsp curry powder,
  • ¼ tsp salt

Final Thoughts

There you have it! Healthy, simple, and quick air fryer chickpeas that you can enjoy at any time! This is my favorite go-to snack in the air fryer because it is ready in minutes and I can enjoy them all week long.

To store the chickpeas, place them in a loosely sealed plastic bag lined with a paper towel or in a paper towel.  What seasoning mix are you going to try with your chickpeas?

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Quick and Easy Chickpeas in the Air Fryer

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Prep Time: 3 | Cook Time: 17
Yield: 1 15oz can | Serves: 2


  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic & onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Drain garbanzo beans, no need to wash them
  2. Place a single layer of chickpeas in air fryer and cook at 390°F/198°C for 5 minutes to dry out the chickpeas
  3. Spray chickpeas with oil with an non-aresol oil sprayer (if you don’t have an oil sprayer, pour a little bit of oil on beans and stir around using silicone spoon)
  4. Cook for an additional 5 minutes
  5. Mix together the spices in a small bowl to make seasoning
  6. Add ½ of the seasoning
  7. Cook for an additional 2 minutes (or until cooked to your liking)

Recipe Adapted From: Strength and Sunshine

Ingredients: Chickpeas
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Side Dish, Back to School, Fall, Spring, St. Patrick's Day, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Winter, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free
Categories: Healthy, Air Fryer

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