Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

crunchy roasted chickpeas with jalapenos in a white bowl on a turquoise blue dish towel

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There is something super special about these vegan spicy roasted chickpeas with roasted jalapenos when your trying to feed your family something healthy and still enjoy a crunchy, savory treat. Seriously…these easy, fun, air fried little yummers are just what you’re snack buds need!

Close up of finished spicy crunchy chickpeas with jalapenos

Golden and Spicy Chickpea Morsels

These little golden perfectly roasted morsels of gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, protein packed and WW 0 point goodness hit the spot when your looking for something fun to munch on besides chips.

Uncooked seasoned chickpeas with jalapenos in the air fryer basket.

Hey and if your family isn’t into jalapenos try onions or red peppers or these Curry Crunchy Chickpeas instead!

Air Fried Roasted Chickpea Fun

It’s so fun to try out a new cooking technique and the Air Fryer craze is well deserved! By now most people have heard of an Air Fryer and the name kinda says it all. It’s basically a small little counter top oven with a vortex fan that circulates hot air really really fast.

You’ll need these👇

Ha Ha got it? Bottom line, it uses a lot less oil than conventional stove top frying with very similar results…minus all the fat, the grease, and the time! These crunchy chickpeas come out super crispy in a forth of the time a conventional oven would take.

The down side; it’s another stand alone, on top of your counter, small appliance. Upside… it’s not heavy at all, like a crock pot, so it’s easy to store!!!

overhead shot of finished spicy roasted chickpeas with jalapenos in a white bowl with a blue and white towel.

Spicy Jalapeno Chickpea Ingredients

That’s it…not a lot of ingredients for these savory crunchy nuggets of yum!

2 picture collage of draining chickpeas in a colander and on paper towels

Cooking Instructions

  1. Drain in a colander then on paper towels until chickpeas are dry and place them in a mixing bowl.
  2. Spray oil over peas…approximately 3 seconds and stir. Or add olive oil and mix. Add the seasonings and mix gently again.
  3. Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees for about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the seasoned and mixed peas to the Air Fryer tray making sure they are evenly distributed.
  5. Set the Air Fryer to 400 degrees for about 12 minutes.
  6. Stir or shake peas at about 6 minutes, resume cooking.
  7. After the last 6 minutes, check for desired crispy, crunchy texture. If not to your crunch level, cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Add extra seasoning if needed after they’re done cooking and while they are still hot.
  9. Enjoy!!!
4 picture collage of the air frying roasting process of the spicy roasted chickpeas

Tips and Tricks to Making Air Fried Spicy Chickpeas with Jalapenos

  • My number one suggestion to getting these chickpeas crunchy is make sure they are dry before you Air Fry them.
  • I let mine drain on paper towels for about 15 minutes…moving them around so all the pea surfaces will be moisture free.
  • Make sure the oil gets well distributed. The less liquid oil you use the better. I really like to use spray oil. Plus spray oil makes them 0 Weight Watcher points!
  • When Air Frying make sure you take them out half way and either give them a really good stir or shake in the pan. Don’t be afraid to do this a couple of times.
  • When you start to hear popping you know you’re getting close to done…the popping sound really makes me smile😉

Conventional Oven Instructions

Follow all the instructions above but use the conventional oven and a cookie sheet. Set the oven to about 300 degrees and slow roast these.

This will take about 40 minutes. Stir a couple of times during the baking process.

close up of finished golden brown spicy chickpeas with jalapenos

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with Jalapenos

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with Jalapenos only take about 20 mins from start to finish. Easy, quick and super healthy.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword 0 weight watchers, gluten free, healthy, jalapeno, low fat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 65kcal
Cost cheap

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 can 2 cans of Chickpeas…drained and dried
  • 2 tsp Spray Oil or Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Jalapeno Garlic Seasoning more or less to taste
  • 1 or 2 Jalapeno, fresh and large cut up, small or large pieces
  • 1/2 tsp fine ground sea salt more or less to taste

Instructions

  • Drain in a colander then on paper towels until chickpeas are dry and place them in a bowl.
  • Add spray oil or olive oil and mix.
  • Add the seasonings and mix gently again.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees for about 4 minutes.
  • Add the seasoned and mixed peas to the Air Fryer tray making sure they are evenly distributed.
  • Set the Air Fryer to 400 degrees for about 12 minutes and cook.
  • Stir or shake peas at about 6 minutes, resume cooking for the last 6 minutes.
  • When done check for desired crispy, crunchy texture. If not to your crunch level, cook for another 2 minutes .Add extra seasoning if needed after they're done cooking and while they are still hot.
  • Enjoy!

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