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Air Fryer Chickpeas

These air fryer chickpeas are the easiest healthy snack you can make at home. The chickpeas are perfectly crispy, and can be seasoned to your preferences.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickpeas, dairy free, gluten free, nut free, soy free, vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap



  • 1 can chickpeas (400 g / 14 oz)
  • pinch of salt


  • First, drain and rinse your chickpeas.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 200 °C / 390 °F. Then, add the chickpeas to your air fryer. Try to keep the chickpeas in a single layer, and don’t overcrowd the air fryer. This is key to getting them crispy!
  • Air fry the chickpeas for 5 minutes. Then, spray the chickpeas with some cooking oil, and air fry them for another 5 minutes.
  • Add your choice of seasoning to the chickpeas, and air fry for another 5 minutes, or until they are completely crispy.
  • Serve the chickpeas immediately, or allow them to cool down before serving.



Leftover air fryer chickpeas can be stored in airtight containers for up to 2 days at room temperature.

Flavor variations

You can make air fryer chickpeas with a variety of flavors. Here are some ideas to try, but you can use any seasoning you like:
BBQ chickpeas: ¼ teaspoon cumin, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon chili powder, ¼ teaspoon pepper.
Cinnamon sugar chickpeas: Add ½ teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon sugar.
Salted chickpeas: Add ¼ teaspoon salt.
Cajun chickpeas: Add ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning.
Spicy chili chickpeas: Add ¼ teaspoon chili powder and ½ teaspoon salt.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 10g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg