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. Source:, January 2019

Adam Hickman


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; 5.8 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 86 mg sodium. 152 mg potassium; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g fiber; 4.7 g protein; 118 IU vitamin a iu; 40 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 27 mg magnesium;