Air-fried chickpea snacks are intensely flavored and incredibly crunchy. Drying the chickpeas is essential to a good crunch, so don't skip this step. If you have time, leave them out on the counter to dry for an hour or two before frying.

Adam Hickman
Source:, January 2019




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Spread chickpeas on several layers of paper towels. Top with more paper towels and pat until very dry, rolling the chickpeas under the paper towels to dry all sides.

  • Combine the chickpeas and oil in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with paprika, crushed red pepper and salt. Pour into an air fryer basket and coat with cooking spray. Cook at 400 degrees F until very well browned, 12 to 14 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally. Squeeze lime wedges over the chickpeas and serve.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 4.7g 9% DV; carbohydrates 14.1g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 3.4g 14% DV; sugarsg; fat 5.8g 9% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 4% DV; vitamin a iu 117.6IU 2% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 0.2mcg; calcium 40.4mg 4% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 27mg 10% DV; potassium 151.9mg 4% DV; sodium 85.8mg 3% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV.