Air Fryer Chickpeas are a quick and delicious airfryer snack. You are going to love this addicting air fried garbanzo beans.
Air Fryer Chickpeas
We are huge fans of chickpeas. Did you know that garbanzo beans are really chickpeas and vice versa?
We love the mild flavor that the beans provide, yet they still pack a punch of protein. Chickpeas generally have about 15 grams of protein per cup.
This recipe uses canned chickpeas. These are the ones that are pre-cooked and you can even eat them directly from the can.
WHAT CAN YOU ACTUALLY COOK IN AN AIR FRYER?
The options of what you can cook in this amazing appliance are truly endless! You know I’m crazy over this fried green beans recipe, but we’ve also cooked tofu, potatoes, french fries, Brussel sprouts and more! Anything that your taste buds want to try straight out of this gadget, give it a go!
While we don’t eat meat in our family, that doesn’t mean that you can’t cook up some fried chicken, chicken tenders, or anything else beer battered or deep fried to that perfect golden brown that you love and that you want with ease in the air fryer basket.
The great part about cooking with an air fryer? The cook time is a breeze. Like literally no time…at all.
For us, we love to use our Power AirFryer XL (affiliate ad link) Yes, so that makes all of our air fryer recipes, specially power air fryer xl recipes!
How do I clean my air fryer?
That is a great question and it will vary by model. For our power fryer Xl we have a removable inner basket. So we can hand wash each basket individually. It is listed on the new ones in the instruction manual that the basket is dishwasher safe. Be sure to check your manual.
The inside of the air fryer really shouldn’t get dirty. If it does, let it COOL completely. Then take a damp rag and wipe out the inside. Cleaning your oil less fryer is easy!
How do you make crispy air fryer chickpeas?
In a small bowl mix the beans with the oil.
Put beans into air fryer basket and cook at 390 degrees F for 15 minutes. Shake at the 7 minute mark. Shake again at the 12 minute mark and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook.
How to store your crispy garbanzo beans
You will need to store your beans in an airtight container. I suggest keeping the container out of heat or coolness. Storing them in your cabinet or pantry works best. I have tried storing these in the fridge and if there is any moisture in your container the beans will get a touch soggy! So stick to the pantry!
I want my crunchy chickpeas snack crunchier!
Just play with the cook time. I would suggest bumping it up by a minute until you find the “doneness” that you are looking for. I cooked mine in a power airfryer Xl and sometimes the time varies between machines.
Can I add spices to my chickpeas in air fryer?
Yes, you can totally add spices to your chickpeas when you are cooking them in the air fryer. I would suggest that add the spices in during the last 3-4 minutes of cooking. Adding the spices in at the start is not a great idea because the spices may come out with a “burnt” taste from the heat.
Double Batch Cooking?
These are pretty addicting so you might want to double the batch. But I caution you when loading up your air fryer basket. Do NOT crowd that basket. It is best to do the chickpeas in smaller batches! You’ll be happy that you did!
You do not need to rub off the chickpea skins before using your oil less fryer. You may see some recipes for hummus that require that as a step but not for this recipe. Skins on!
For this recipe, you need to use canned chickpeas that have been drained and rinsed. The chickpeas need to be cooked. Dried garbanzo beans will not work for this recipe.
I don’t have an air fryer! But I want one!
That’s okay, you can check out all the fryers we recommend on our air fryer review post
I don’t have the same air fryer as you!
That’s okay! Each air fryer seems to run a touch differently. If you don’t have a power airfryer xl, you might need to adjust your cooking times a bit. Just watch carefully in the last 2-3 minutes.
But wait, you use oil?
Yes, we do use oil in this recipe though this is an oil less fryer. I prefer to add a little oil into this recipe to help the chickpeas crisp up!
What can I use these crispy chickpeas with?
These make a great salad topper instead ofair fryer croutons like this kale quinoa salad. You could also use them as a topping on this taco pasta salad.
How should I store these crispy chickpeas?
These are best store in an airtight container with the lid off to prevent them from losing their crunch!
Other Air Fryer Recipes:
My sweet friend Amanda from Eat At Our Table has a delicious Air Fryer Recipes for Mozzarella Sticks. You have got to check this out!
Still don’t have an air fryer of your own? Be sure to check out our air fryer reviews from several of the top models out there.
(And while I’m crazy over my Air Fryer, I’m also just as crazy about my Instant Pot as well. I love gadgets, what can I say? If you are looking for a few instant recipes or easy instant pot recipes, you can check out our instant pot stuffed peppers, instant pot taco soup, instant pot cheesy potato leek soup, instant pot black beans and instant pot leek soup.)
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Get your crispy chickpea recipe here:
Air Fryer Chickpeas
- 15 oz Garbanzo Beans drained and rinsed
- 1 T oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl mix the beans with the oil.
- Put beans into air fryer basket and cook at 390 degrees F for 15 minutes. Shake at the 7 minute mark. Shake again at the 12 minute mark and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Question: Let’s talk! Drop me a comment below telling me if you’ve made any recipes in an air fryer before? What type of air fryer do you have? What type of food have you made?
I have to give this a try. I love chick peas. They're one of my favorite legumes.
Thanks! We love them too!
These would be a perfect snack to stay true to those trying the Mediterranean diet for . I love chickpeas and this is going to give me an excuse to break out my air fryer and give them a whirl for a healthy snack option.
We certainly love chickpeas at our home!
these look amazing! my mom just handed me down her old air fryer, so i know what recipe to try first! thanks for the great idea.
I love chickpeas! Gosh! I haven't had them since last year. It's healthier if you cook it via air fryer. Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it next weekend.
Thanks for giving it a try!
I am a huge fan of chickpeas and I would love to try these! My sister just got an air fryer so I need to show her this recipe.
An air fryer is so versatile! I love that that the cooking time is quicker, so that meals are ready to feed my troops faster.
Thanks for checking it out!
I am just getting into chickpeas as I am pescatarian now. I would love to try these fried i bet it is good I need an AirFryer.
We love our air fryer! It was something we were sure we'd use but turns out we love it!
Wow! This recipe is one more reason for me to get myself an air fryer ASAP! I have been seeing lots of recipes I can make in an air fryer and I am totally convinced that I should get one. Those chickpeas look really delicious and crunchy!
ASAP for sure!
Oh yum! I'm obsessed with chickpeas lately. These sound like a yummy snack or even on top of salad or rice. Wish I had an air fryer!
Chickpeas are THE best!
Easy and simple but it looks so tasty! I'd love to give this recipe a try.
Those look so delicious! I know that snack time is one of my weakest times, so finding crispy, crunchy foods that I won't regret later is always on my mind. So glad I stumbled across your chickpeas. They're going to be perfect for staying full and on track.
Snack time is my weakest too!
We have an air fryer and I'm always looking for new recipes. This definitely looks like an interesting one.
Can other types of beans be air fried also?
That's a great question! I haven't tried other beans yet, but I will in the future! Thanks for the idea!
Are your chickpeas soft inside after air frying? I cooked mine longer than your recipe called for because my air fryer cooks at 336F. They turned out great on the outside but soft on the inside. Not the texture I was looking for, so just wondering about yours. Appreciate the feedback.
Hi Jude! Thanks for reaching out! The chickpeas do not come out soft on the inside for me. They are crunchy. The outside is crunchier for sure but the inside texture has a crunch and is not soft. My guess, like you said is the temperature. That 54 degree temp can and it sounds like it made a difference. The closer to 400F you can get is the desired temp. How much longer did you cook them? I would think eventually they should crisp up on the side 🙂 . Sorry you had not so good luck with this recipe in your air fryer. What type of air fryer are you using? 🙂
I tried this the 1st time using your recipe and ended up with soggy, disappointing results. I tried it a second time and doubled the cooking time and finally got what I was looking for. Crispy and crunchy.
Hi Mark, thanks for letting me know. We are seeing that times/temps vary per machine. Sadly there seems to be a big difference sometimes. I am glad that you were able to get it to work for you with some trial and error. So very sorry that you were disappointed the first time around with what you were looking for. Thanks for letting me know!
I made these and ending up eating the whole batch, made from 15.5 oz. can. Very good !! My brand lists 3.5 servings per can @14% of daily sodium intake, or 49% per can. 1. Does the sodium on the nutrition label include the liquids? 2. Would soaking in addition to rinsing reduce the sodium? Thanks for your thoughts.
I am not sure on that but I think it would be worth a try. The only problem might be if they absorb too much liquid and take longer to cook. You can also get "no salt added" or "low sodium beans" . That will help as well 🙂 . So glad you ate the whole batch!
Just made the chickpea recipe with my new air fryer and the turned out great. Had the check a few times to make sure they were as crunchie as I like. Now I’ll need to experiment with different seasonings. ( any suggestions?)
Hi Carol, yes once you figure out just how crunchy you want them you are set! I think a "ranch" flavor would be delish and also a cinnamon sugar!