Best Air Fryer Spicy Chickpeas Recipe

High in fibre and protein, as well as carrying a decent dose of minerals, chickpeas make a great snack if you are looking for a healthy alternative to chips. If you follow our best air fryer spicy chickpeas recipe below, you will end up with a bowl of crispy, nutty spiced chickpeas, lightly flavoured with an addictive spicy coating.

If you’re not convinced that having chickpeas in your diet is a good idea, you can read more about their health benefits here.

Air fryer spiced chickpeas, cooked in an air fryer

Best Air Fryer Spicy Chickpeas Recipe:

Makes: 4 servings. Prep: 5 min Cook: 20 min

Ingredients:

1 can (425g) cooked chickpeas – or 425g of chickpeas that you have soaked and cooked yourself.

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp garlic powder (optional)

½ tsp salt

A good grind of black pepper

Instructions:

  • Heat the air fryer to 190C.
  • Drain and rinse the tinned chickpeas, or your home-cooked chickpeas.
  • Dry the chickpeas thoroughly and try to remove as many of their skins as possible (this helps them to crisp up nicely). I suggest putting them in a clean tea towel and gently rubbing them.
  • Put the olive oil and spices in a bowl and mix.
  • Add the dried chickpeas to the oil and spice mix and stir to coat them.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil.
  • Add the coated chickpeas to the basket – try to keep them in a single layer and not touching one another, if possible.
  • Cook for 12 minutes.
  • Stir the chickpeas and cook for a further 8 minutes.
  • Check the chickpeas. They may need a little longer in the air fryer if you use larger chickpeas. Jarred chickpeas, in particular, tend to be bigger.
  • Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool. They should crisp up as they reach room temperature.
  • You may need to cook our best air fryer spicy chickpeas recipe in 2 or 3 batches, depending on the size of your basket.

Variations:

If you are looking to change things up a bit, you could try some of the following flavour combinations to add interest to your chickpeas.

  • Smoked paprika and salt have a subtle, bbq flavour.
  • Turmeric and ginger give a gentle warmth.
  • Lime zest and black pepper add a citrus zing.
  • Cinnamon and sugar lend a sweet warmth.
  • Cacao and brown sugar make for a delicious treat.

Chickpeas are versatile, tasty and good for – 3 reasons to give our best air fryer spicy chickpeas recipe a go.

See here if you’d like some more inspiration on food swaps to boost your health and vitality.

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Healthy, delicious and easy to make our best air fryer spicy chickpeas recipe are sure to be a crispy snack time favourite!

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Best Air Fryer Spicy Chickpeas Recipe

Essential Air Fryer Recipes

There are some air fryer recipes that really must be attempted! For your convenience we’ve provided seven of these essential air fryer recipes in one convenient article.

Neon air fried chicken logo
Healthy, delicious and easy to make our best air fryer spicy chickpeas recipe are sure to be a crispy snack time favourite!