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Air fried chickpeas in a white bowl next to a bowl of spices
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5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Chickpeas

Our Air Fryer Chickpeas are SO crispy and done in less than 15 minutes! Faster and easier than in the oven, this air-fried snack is always a hit.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 252kcal



  • 15 ounce can chickpeas rinsed and well-drained
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil


  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 390 F.
  • Use paper towels to pat dry the chickpeas.
  • Toss chickpeas with oil and spices until evenly coated.
  • Transfer chickpeas to the air fryer basket. Cook for 12-14 minutes, shaking the basket a couple of times during cooking. The chickpeas are done when they are crispy. Depending on your Air Fryer this might take longer.
  • Take them out and adjust seasoning. They taste best fresh.


  • Use canned chickpeas and rinse them well in a colander
  • If you're using a 19 oz can of chickpeas add 1 tsp more oil.
  • Patting the chickpeas with paper towels makes them crisp up more and helps the seasoning and oil to stick better
  • Use my favorite spice mixture or try one of my other seasoning suggestions (see above)
  • You can always adjust the amount of seasoning you use
  • Make sure the chickpeas are evenly coated with oil this prevents the spices from burning during the cooking process
  • It's normal if you hear a popping sound during cooking
  • Keep in mind that every Air Fryer cooks a bit differently, some are faster, some run hotter. Keep an eye on the chickpeas and take them out sooner or add a minute or two depending on how crispy you want them


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 382IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg