Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas: A Quick and Easy Snack


  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt (or your preferred seasoning)


  1. Dry the chickpeas: Spread the chickpeas on paper towels and pat them dry. Let them air dry for 10 minutes or up to an hour.

  2. Toss with oil: In a bowl, toss the chickpeas with 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil.
  3. Air fry:

    Place the chickpeas in a single layer in your air fryer basket. Cook at 400°F for 11-14 minutes, shaking the basket every 4 minutes.
  4. Season: Transfer the chickpeas back to the bowl and add the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil and the seasoning. Toss to coat.

Seasoning Options

  • My Go-To Blend: Combine 1 1/4 teaspoons smoked paprika, 3/4 teaspoons ground chili powder, 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Ranch Seasoning
  • Taco Seasoning

  • Herbes de Provence


  • Dry the chickpeas thoroughly for the best crunch.
  • Re-crisp chickpeas in the air fryer if they soften after storage.
  • Different air fryers cook differently, so check the chickpeas for doneness after 10 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

  • Snack on them straight out of the air fryer
  • Top salads and soups
  • Add to meal bowls

  • Use as an alternative to nuts in snack mixes


Hi! I’m Debbi!

I am no chef, I am just a mom who loves to eat good food. I enjoy making healthy, low calorie meals without compromising taste. It’s not all healthy here but I do try!


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