Air fryer chickpeas are extra crispy, take only minutes to make, are a deliciously crunchy, high-fiber snack!
Total Cost: $1.07 recipe / $0.27 serving
Servings: 4¼ cup each
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
3tspcooking oil, divided$0.04
1/2Tbspseasoning of choice*$0.15
Rinse and drain one can of chickpeas well. For extra crispy chickpeas, press the chickpeas between some paper towels or a lint-free kitchen towel to dry.
Add the drained chickpeas to a bowl and drizzle with 2 teaspoons cooking oil. Stir to coat.
Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF (if your air fryer does not have a pre-heat function, let it run empty for 2-3 minutes on 400ºF).
Add the chickpeas to the air fryer basket and spread them into a single layer. Air fry the chickpeas for 5 minutes, then shake to stir. Air fry for an additional 5 minutes and shake again. Check the chickpeas for doneness and add 2-3 more minutes or until they reach your desired level of doneness (we do 13 minutes total).
Transfer the air fried chickpeas to a bowl, drizzle with the second 1 teaspoon oil to help the seasoning stick, and stir to coat. Add your favorite seasoning and salt, if needed, then stir to coat again. Enjoy while warm and crispy!
*We used everything bagel seasoning. See the blog text for other seasoning ideas.