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How to Make Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Learn how to make the best Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas in just 30 minutes with this step-by-step tutorial. They're a healthy snack on their own, and delicious on top of salad or hummus, too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: crispy chickpeas, crunchy chickpeas, oven roasted chickpeas, roasted chickpeas
Servings: 2
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1 can chickpeas (15 oz.)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning or more
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Pour chickpeas into a strainer, then rinse them off until all the liquid from the can is gone.
  • Use several paper towels to pat the chickpeas dry. You won't be able to get them completely dry, but partially dry is the goal. Then, pour them into a bowl and add olive oil, cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Pour chickpeas out onto a lined baking sheet, then sprinkle additional cajun seasoning on top (1-2 tsp).
  • Bake chickpeas for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and wait 5 minutes before transferring them to a bowl.
  • Enjoy!


*Chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans
-Other delicious seasoning options include but are not limited to: garlic herb seasoning or a combination of garlic powder and smoked paprika 
-Make sure to let these chickpeas sit at room temperature for 5 minutes after taking them out of the oven so they crisp up even more. If you plan on storing these, do NOT put a lid on them and store them at room temperature.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1675IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg