Quick and Easy Chickpeas in the Air Fryer

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Can you cook chickpeas in the air fryer?

You most definitely can! Air Fryer Chickpeas are simple, tasty, and so healthy! I love how crunchy and soft the chickpeas are when I make this recipe in the air fryer. Plus, when toss the chickpeas in spices and olive oil, it tastes oh-so good.

Feel free to experiment with different spices to get the taste you love. You will love making this recipe in the air fryer because it’s so much quicker than baking the chickpeas in the oven!

Since this recipe is super simple, rinse, season, air fry, and eat and you will have perfectly crispy chickpeas for an easy side dish. This is just one reason why I love my air fryer.

Check out my air fryer review to learn more about all the great things your air fryer can do. 

Are Canned Chickpeas Healthy?

Chickpeas are healthy and delicious. When you make this chickpeas recipe you can easily up your vitamin, fiber, and protein intake and still have a tasty side dish.

If you want to find even more nutritional information about chickpeas, you can check out Healthline and the 10 science backed benefits of eating chickpeas.

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 1/8 teaspoon each of garlic & onion powder and ¼ teaspoon each of paprika and cinnamon. It was so good!

The best way to make air fryer chickpeas is in batches.

  1. Place drained chickpeas in a single layer in the air fryer & cook at 390°F/200°C for 5 minutes to dry out the chickpeas.
  2. Spray with oil (to make them crispy) then cook for another 5 minutes. If you don’t have an oil sprayer, pour a little oil on the chickpeas and stir.
  3. Stir half the seasoning mix onto the chickpeas and cook for 2 minutes (or until they are done to your liking).
  4. Carefully remove the chickpeas from the air fryer and stir or shaking in the remaining of seasoning.

It’s 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 Crispy Air Fryer Chickpea

I love roasted 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 as complicated flavor as you want. For example, if you want ranch flavored chickpeas, use a tablespoon of a ranch seasoning packet mix. You can also try and enjoy:

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Chili Lime

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


  • 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon 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 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut,
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder,
  • ¼ teaspoon 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

Air Fryer Chickpeas are the best healthy snack! It is so simple and delicious!
4.80 / 5 ( 5 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2




  • Drain the chickpeas, no need to wash them.
  • Place a single layer of the chickpeas in the air fryer basket and cook at 390 °F for 5 minutes to dry out the chickpeas.
  • Spray the chickpeas with oil. If you don’t have an oil sprayer, pour a little bit of oil on beans and stir with a silicone spoon.
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes in the air fryer.
  • Mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon, and smoked paprika in a small bowl to make the seasoning.
  • Add ½ of the seasoning to the chickpeas. Stir.
  • Cook for an additional 2 minutes (or to your liking).
  • Carefully take the chickpeas out of the air fryer. Add the remaining seasoning to the chickpeas and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To store the chickpeas, place them in a loosely sealed plastic bag lined with a paper towel or in a paper towel.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 591mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g

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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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