Crispy Chickpeas Recipe

Looking for a healthy snack that won't break the bank? If so, we have the perfect recipe for you! This recipe for crispy chickpeas is super simple to make, requiring just a few ingredients. Though they're really easy and affordable, they are still packed with a ton of flavor, which is all we could ask for when it comes to snacking.

Recipe developer Christina Musgrave is the brains behind this wonderful recipe, and trust us when we tell you that you're going to want to bookmark this page. "I love how easy and healthy it is — this is a great one for meal prepping. I like to double the recipe and have a big batch on hand each week for snacks and salads." Musgrave also raves about the ease of this dish: "This one is great for meal prep and can be used in a variety of dishes. Salads, grain bowls, and even pasta, these chickpeas taste good with almost anything!" Keep scrolling to find out how to make this healthy, tasty snack.

Gather the ingredients to make crispy chickpeas

Once you are ready to start this recipe, we have your first task, and it's a simple one: head to the store to grab all of the necessary ingredients. The first and most important ingredient that you will need to purchase is a can of chickpeas. In addition, you will need a little olive oil and minced garlic.

The remaining items can all be found in the spice aisle. As a reminder, you should have checked your spice drawer ahead of time in case you have any at home. Just get some dried rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Now, it's time to get to the actual cooking!

Heat the skillet

For this recipe, you will need a skillet instead of the oven. And, for what it's worth, the skillet will cook the chickpeas much faster than an oven. "The skillet is fastest — you can make these in the oven as well but it would take 30-40 minutes," Musgrave says. We love a recipe that saves time!

You can use your go-to skillet if you wish, the only requirement is that it's big enough to fit all of the chickpeas. Place the skillet on a burner and crank up the heat to medium-high. Then, add the tablespoon of olive oil.

Add the chickpeas and garlic

Once the olive oil starts to shimmer, that's a good sign, because that means that the skillet is hot enough to add a few more ingredients. Go ahead and dump in the can of chickpeas. "Chickpeas are high in fiber and protein, making them an excellent healthy snack," Musgrave notes. As a reminder, you should have drained the chickpeas ahead of time. Now, add a teaspoon of garlic to add some wonderful flavor. Cook the chickpeas and garlic for about five minutes. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent the chickpeas from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Add the spices

As the chickpeas cook, they should start to crisp up. Once you notice them start to get crispier, add your spices. Start with a teaspoon of rosemary, followed by a teaspoon of thyme. Next, add a little pinch of salt and pepper. This is based on preference, so feel free to add what you wish. With the spices on the chickpeas, cook everything together in the skillet for another five minutes, until the chickpeas achieve a crispy consistency throughout.

Serve your crispy chickpeas and enjoy

After the chickpeas turn nice and crispy, remove them from the pan and into a serving or side dish of your choice. Then, you can finally enjoy. There are plenty of ways to eat these including in salads, grain bowls, or just as a plain snack. "I love these in salads with kale, grilled chicken, and feta cheese," Musgrave shares.

If you have anything leftover, don't worry! "Leftovers are good for 3-4 days in an airtight container," Musgrave says. In just 15 minutes, you've managed to whip up a healthy, delicious recipe that is incredibly versatile. We hope you love these crispy chickpeas!

Crispy Chickpeas Recipe
5 from 35 ratings
Not only are these crispy chickpeas easy to make, but they're incredibly versatile and make for a perfect, healthy snack.
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chickpeas in bowl
Total time: 15 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. When the olive oil starts to shimmer, add 1 can of drained chickpeas and 1 teaspoon of garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. When the chickpeas start to crisp, add 1 teaspoon of rosemary, 1 teaspoon of thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook the chickpeas another 5 minutes, until they're crispy throughout.
  4. Remove the chickpeas from pan and serve on salads, in grain bowls, or eat as a snack.
Calories per Serving 181
Total Fat 6.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 24.7 g
Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
Total Sugars 4.3 g
Sodium 262.1 mg
Protein 7.6 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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