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Crispy BBQ Chickpeas

Becca Harris, RD, MHSc
Gluten-free, dairy-free & vegan.
These Crispy BBQ Chickpeas are a perfect snack! They can be made in an airfryer or oven and are coated with a delicious BBQ seasoning.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Snack
Servings 4
Calories 200 kcal


  • Airfryer


  • 1 can chickpeas (540 mL)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar


  • Drain and rinse chickpeas. Dab dry with a paper towel and allow them to dry in a strainer for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove any loose skins (they may burn otherwise).
  • Place the chickpeas into the airfryer basket and cook at 160° C for 25-30 minutes, giving them a stir half-way through.
  • While the chickpeas are cooking, mix paprika, cumin, chilli powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Remove the chickpeas from the airfryer and put them in a bowl. Toss them in the oil while they are still hot. Mix well until coated. Add seasoning and mix again until coated.
  • Let cool and enjoy!


These can be made in the oven if you don't have an airfryer. To do this, preheat the oven to 400°C while the chickpeas are drying and cook for 40 minutes to an hour. Stir every 15 minutes to brown thoroughly. 
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