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!
Course Appetizer or snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chickpeas, healthy, legumes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 255 kcal
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)
US Customary - Metric


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

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy fried chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 288mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.