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Crispy fried chickpeas

Are you a fan of chickpeas... and all things crispy? Then you're going to love these crispy fried chickpeas. They're very easy to make in a pan or oven, and there are multiple ways to use them! Enjoy!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings (click to change) 4
Author Helen


  • 3 tablespoons oil (canola or olive oil work well)
  • 14 ounces chickpeas (cooked) drained out of a can and dried well on kitchen paper
  • flavourings of choice e.g ½ teaspoon of salt, pepper, paprika, herbs, garlic or onion powder (optional)


  • Heat the oil in a frying pan or similar until a chickpea dropped into it starts to sizzle.
  • Add the chickpeas to the pan, preferably in one layer, and mostly cover them with a lid or other pan cover.
  • Let cook until golden and crispy, shaking the pan every now and again (about 15 minutes).
  • Drain briefly on kitchen paper, then scatter over the flavourings (if using).
  • Serve immediately on a salad, in a soup, on a pizza, or simply in a bowl for people to snack on.


You can bake the chickpeas if you prefer. Simply dry the chickpeas, coat them in a tablespoon or two of oil in a bowl, then spread them out on a baking tray in a single layer. Bake at 355F / 180C for about 45 minutes or until golden and crispy, shaking the tray a couple of times during baking. Toss the chickpeas in any flavourings you'd like to use as soon as they come out of the oven.


Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 8gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 7gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 1.3mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2.9mg
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