Crispy roasted Chickpeas in hand

Can I change the seasoning?

Absolutely! Try one of these 7 dry rub recipes, but do stay away from anything with sugar as in my experience the sugar can burn easily in the air fryer.

How long do these chickpeas last?

You can store them in the cupboard for 1 week or more! Bet they won’t last that long 😉

How can I serve air fryer chickpeas?

We enjoy them as a snack but they are yummy as a salad topper, too. They would be great on this Kale Caesar salad!

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More Air Fryer Recipes

This post was originally published in 2018. It has been republished in 2020 with new recipes tips + a video.

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4.82 from 11 votes

ULTRA Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, gluten-free, vegan
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Denise Bustard
Servings: 4
Crispy air fryer chickpeas are the tastiest and crunchiest snack you will find. Using the air fryer cuts the cook time down to 15 minutes, and they are so much crispier than in the oven! Vegan and gluten-free, these crispy roasted chickpeas are an awesome healthier snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins


  • 19 oz can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)


  • Heat air fryer to 390°F / 200°C.
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas (no need to dry). Toss with olive oil and spices.
  • Dump the whole batch of chickpeas in the air fryer basket. Cook for 12-15 minutes, shaking a couple of times. 
  • When chickpeas are cooked to your liking, remove from air fryer, taste and add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Store in an open container.


Serving: 1/4 batch | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3.9mg