These lightly seasoned Air Fryer Chickpeas are a delicious and healthy snack you can eat on their own or use as a tasty topper on salads. They are vegan and gluten-free and are so quick and easy to make in only 15 minutes. They make a great snack, and are a great addition in school or work lunches.
Open and drain a can of chickpeas and rinse with water. I like to let them drain for a few minutes in a fine mesh strainer to get rid of as much moisture as possible. Transfer chickpeas to a large bowl.
Next, add olive oil and seasoning. Mix well. Pour all of the chickpeas into the air fryer basket. Make sure they are in a single layer and are not crowded.
Cook chickpeas in the air fryer for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time.
Cook until desired crispness and lightly browned. Add more salt and pepper or other seasonings if desired. Transfer to a serving bowl.
Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.Tips:
Always preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F.
Don't add any sugar to the seasoning mix, sugar burns in the air fryer.
Do not add too much oil as it can actually make them soggy, not crispy.
Make sure the chickpeas are in a single layer in your air fryer. If your air fryer is smaller, you may need to do two batches.
Shake the basket halfway through cooking so they get ultra-crispy.
Air fryers are all different, so you may need to cook your chickpeas for a couple of minutes longer or shorter.
Feel free to add your favorite seasonings.
Storage: These crispy crunchy air fryer chickpeas will stay crispy in the pantry stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days.