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Skinny Air Fryer Chickpeas

Skinny Air Fryer Chickpeas are an easy and healthy replacement for potato chips.  With the help of an air-fryer, you can transform a can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) into a quick, 3-ingredient snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chickpeas, air fryer roasted chickepeas, air-fried chickpeas, how to roast chickpeas in air fryer, skinny air fryer chickpeas
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (Pink Himalayan Salt)

Instructions

  • Drain chickpeas; dry with a paper towel.
    Skinny Air Fryer Chickpeas are an easy and healthy replacement for potato chips.  With the help of an air-fryer, you can transform a can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) into a quick, 3-ingredient snack.
  • Drain chickpeas; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Stir to coat.
    Skinny Air Fryer Chickpeas are an easy and healthy replacement for potato chips.  With the help of an air-fryer, you can transform a can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) into a quick, 3-ingredient snack.
  • Add to a preheated 400 degree F Air Fryer, and let cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring or shaking 2-3 times. Air fry until they are golden brown to dark brown and crispy. (some will POP.)
  • Let cool before snacking.
    Skinny Air Fryer Chickpeas are an easy and healthy replacement for potato chips.  With the help of an air-fryer, you can transform a can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) into a quick, 3-ingredient snack.

Notes

  • I prefer to use canned chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans).  Drain well, and rinse with water if desired.
  • Thinking about purchasing an air fryer? My air fryer is part of a Ninja Foodie Pro. It has multi-functions, and I use it all the time. 
  • The sky is the limit for the different seasonings that can used for this basic air fryer chickpea recipe.  Think sweet or savory.  I prefer them plain and salted.
  • Use sea salt or Pink Himalayan Salt.  Salt before air frying, and then while still hot, be sure to taste to see if you need to add some more.
  • If you make the mistake of taking them out too soon, and you taste them to find they aren't quite crunchy, go ahead and add them back and roast a couple more minutes.  It won't mess them up.  Believe me, I've done this same thing.
  • Store these in an air-tight container on the counter. If they lose their crunch, toss them back in the air fryer to crisp back up. 
  • For a more intense roasted flavor, leave the chickpeas in the air fryer until they get a dark brown, almost black color.
  • Why are these called Skinny Air Fryer Chickpeas?  That's because chickpeas are a healthy protein source to help keep you full longer.  Olive oil also has great health benefits including antioxidants that protect your heart.  Try replacing a sugar-filled treat with a handful of these crispy air fried chickpeas for a skinny approach.
  • Love chickpeas? Try our Mango Kale Salad with chickpeas. 
  • These are a great snack option if you are participating in a clean eating challenge such as the Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living. To learn more about this, click here!

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg