Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas | My 17 Day Diet Blog

Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas are a great snack when you want fiber and protein that's plant based

I always have community members ask for ideas for something crunchy and this Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas recipe is sure to give you that crunch you’re looking for as well as a satisfying plant-based snack!

If you’re looking for a better-for-you crispy snack, give this roasted chickpeas recipe a shot!

Not only are chickpeas a great source of plant-based protein, they are filled with minerals and vitamins!

They are particularly high in manganese and the B vitamin, folate. 

Air fryer chickpeas make a great snack for soups and as salad toppers

Chickpeas in the Air Fryer

I love using my air fryer for all types of things. 

One of the ways I use my air fryer is roasting veggies!

In this Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas recipe, you’ll air fry these legumes on 380 degrees F for 13 to 15 minutes.

I always recommend checking on your air fryer the last 3-4 minutes to make sure your chickpeas aren’t burning as air fryers vary from brand to brand.

To crisp up your chickpeas, roast for 13 to 15 minutes in a 400 degree air fryer

Roasted Chickpeas in the Oven

If you don’t have an air fryer, or you simply prefer using the oven, this roasted chickpeas recipe can be easily made in your conventional oven.

You’ll preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.

Roast the chickpeas in a single layer for 20 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy to your preference.  

Crispy chickpeas can also be roasted in the oven for that extra crispy treat

Crispy Chickpeas

The key to crispy chickpeas is this: make sure after you rinse your chickpeas, dry them off completely with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel.

The less water they have on them, the crispier they will roast up!

Dry chickpeas will allow the oil you use on them to really get crunchy!

Also, if you find your chickpeas aren’t as crispy as you’d like them to be, simply air fry or roast in the oven a little longer until they reach your desired crispy preference!

Finally, if you find your chickpeas are popping all over the place, your oven might be too hot (all oven bake differently). Simply reduce the heat and bake for longer.

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe Ingredients

Like the majority of the recipes here on my blog, this one is also simple to make and only calls for a few ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 15.5 oz can Chickpeas (also called Garbanzo beans)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Any other seasonings of your choice
  • Flaky Sea Salt (optional after roasting)

The ingredients for roasted chickpeas are fairly simple

Crispy Chickpeas for the 17 Day Diet

If you’re eating low carb on the 17 Day Diet, you can certainly have roasted chickpeas starting on Cycle 2.

Chickpeas are a legume, and if you’re familiar with the 17 Day Diet, then you’ll know that natural starches are allowed starting in cycle 2, to be eaten by 2pm.

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you check out my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List for all the info!

You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).

Can I have Roasted Chickpeas on the Kickstart Diet?

Yes, you can definitely have these crispy chickpeas while on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet.

You can have them starting on the 3-Day Scrub Phase.

Since the Kickstart Diet is considered a plant-forward diet, chickpeas are a plant-based protein source and approved for all phases.

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed during each phase, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

Crispy Chickpeas can be eaten on all phases of the 17 Day Kickstart Diet

Are Chickpeas Keto Friendly?

If you’re on the Keto Diet, unfortunately, chickpeas are too high in carbs to allow someone to stay in Ketosis. 

You’ll have to sit this one out!

Ways To Use Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

There are many ways to use roasted chickpeas. Here are a few:

  • Eat as a crunchy snack
  • Top salads instead of croutons
  • Top soups for that extra crunch

There are many ways to use roasted chickpeas such as salad or soup toppers or a crunchy snack

Recipes with Roasted Chickpeas

If you’re a fan of chickpeas, here are a few recipes you can try that feature this yummy protein-rich legume:

Did you roast up a can of chickpeas and enjoy it? If so, make sure you come back to review the recipe card below. If you’re on social, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your crispy snack.

Roasted Chickpeas in the Air Fryer or Oven make for a great crunchy snack!


  • 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Your favorite seasonings such as garlic or onion powder, paprika, chili powder, etc.
  • Flaky sea salt (after they are finished roasting)


  1. Preheat your air fryer at 380 degrees F for 3 minutes
  2. Dry rinsed chickpeas thoroughly with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel
  3. Add chickpeas to a small bowl and drizzle 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil, season with salt and pepper (and any other seasonings you want to use), and toss to fully coat
  4. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with non stick spray and add chickpeas in a single layer
  5. Air fry for 13 to 15 minutes, tossing half way through
  6. Check for doneness starting at minute 13 to determine if they’re crispy enough or need more time without burning
  7. When done, you may want to sprinkle lightly with flaky sea salt.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with non-stick spray
  3. Add the seasoned chickpeas to the baking sheet in a single layer
  4. Roast for 20 to 35 minutes, lightly tossing halfway
  5. Roast until the chickpeas are browned and crispy to your preference


Serving size = 1/2 cup

Approved for:

17 Day Diet – Cycles 2 and 3 before 2pm

17 Day Kickstart Diet – all phases

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