This simple Crispy Chickpeas recipe will teach you how to make delicious, addictive crispy chickpeas in just a few minutes. These are perfect for snacking, a side dish, or as a salad and soup topper!
Today’s “recipe” is kind of a non-recipe. I’ve been making these Crispy Chickpeas for years and never considered sharing them on the blog. Similar to this Simply Roasted Cauliflower recipe, it seemed too basic to share.
Last time I made these, Meghan said, “Mmmmmm you make the best chickpeas!”
Leave it to the kids to remind me that sometimes simple is worth sharing. When your kids are mmmm-ing over a very simple recipe, you need to share it with all the moms, right?
So here you go!
Recipe Ingredients-What you Need
That’s it, my friends. Grab your can of chickpeas and let’s do this! Okay, okay, you do need some oil and salt, too. Chickpeas + oil + salt = Delicious.
Are Chickpeas and Garbanzo Beans the Same Thing?
I get this question a lot! Yes, chickpeas and garbanzo beans are the same thing and the names can be used interchangeably.
Can You Make Crispy Chickpeas in the Oven?
Yes, you definitely can make crispy chickpeas in the oven. For this recipe I pan fry them because it’s faster, but I love to roast chickpeas as well. Check out this recipe for Coconut Lime Roasted Chickpeas, these Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas, and these Maple and Spice Roasted Chickpeas.
How to Make Pan-Fried Crispy Chickpeas
Let me show you just how easy it is to make this recipe! It couldn’t be easier! You can whip these up for a quick snack, when your dinner just needs a little something extra, or you want a crispy salad or soup topper. SO GOOD.
- First, drain, rinse, and dry your chickpeas.
- Heat a shallow layer of oil in a pan over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the chickpeas to the pan.
- Sprinkle the chickpeas with salt and allow them to cook until browned and crispy, about 15 minutes, stirring often during the cooking time for even browning.
- Transfer to a towel-lined plate to absorb some of the oil. Serve hot or at room temperature.
- I love using my cast iron skillet to make this crispy chickpeas recipe.
- I prefer to use avocado oil because it has a neutral flavor and a higher smoke point.
- Make sure to use a big enough pan so that the chickpeas aren’t overcrowded. They won’t brown and crisp as well if they are overlapping and crowded in the pan. A 10-inch or larger skillet works best.
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More Chickpea Recipes to Try
If you have chickpeas in your panty, you might as well use them up! Here are a variety of chickpea recipes we love. You’ll notice I use chickpeas in both savory and sweet recipes! If you haven’t baked with chickpeas, you’ve got to try it.
- Marinara Sauce with Chickpeas and Kale
- Coconut Curry Lentil Bowl with Chickpeas
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (yes…with CHICKPEAS)
- Massaged Kale Salad with Chickpeas
- Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus
- Korean BBQ Chickpea Bento Bowls
- Skinny Buckeyes (Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls)
- Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Chickpea Salad Recipe
- High Protein Energy Balls
- Chickpea Salad Sandwich