Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

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Roasted chickpeas – golden & crisp on the exterior & buttery on the interior – s simple healthy snack.

Roasted chickpeas on a plate.

These roasted chickpeas are simple to make! When chickpeas are roasted at a high temperature, they become golden and crisp on the exterior and buttery on the interior. They’re as addictive as french fries, and I’ve been known to eat the entire batch standing at the stove straight from the baking sheet.

Chickpeas, salt, pepper, and olive oil on a counter.

Begin by draining and rinsing the chickpeas.

Running water rinsing chickpeas in a sieve.

Transfer the chickpeas to a foil-lined baking sheet and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Olive oil pouring onto chickpeas.

Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and crisp.

Roasted chickpeas on a lined baking sheet.

That’s all there is to it. Enjoy!

Roasted chickpeas on a plate.

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas – golden & crisp on the exterior & buttery on the interior – s simple healthy snack.

Servings: 1½ cups
Total Time: 15 Minutes


  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  2. Place the chickpeas on the prepared baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once, until the chickpeas are slightly shrunken and crispy. Let cool.
  3. Make Ahead: You can store the chickpeas in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days. To crisp back up, reheat them in a 350°F oven until hot.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Serving size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 119
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sodium: 368mg
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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  • OMG!!! These are so awesome. Cheap, healthy, and easy snack to open up my window with!!! I have recently found that chickpeas are super good for me. I will be making these weekly!!!! Thanks for your awesome recipes, Jenn. You’ve really helped me up my cooking game. 😊. I made 4 other recipes from your blog today. Reviews to follow.

    • — Lori on July 31, 2022
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  • well, I am going to try again before saying this is a fail. because it was the first time. I used dried chickpeas, soaked them for 24 hrs then dried them. I could not get most of the skins off (is there a trick to it?) oiled the beans and some spices added before baking the others after. did three different spice mixes. of the spices only the Cayenne paprika was enough, couldn’t really taste the others, had to cook them twice as long to get them crispy.

    • Hi Patricia, I’m sorry to hear that you had a problem with these! I suspect that you’ll have better luck with canned chickpeas if you want to try it again. Also, I don’t think it’s necessary to remove the skins.

  • After rinsing my chickpeas I let them dry on a paper towel for 3 hours. However, after baking them for the full time, they weren’t crisp. They were soft. I didn’t use Goya brand of chickpeas so maybe that was the problem.

  • Can these be frozen?

    • Hi Judy, I’ve never done it so I can’t say for sure how they’d freeze – I’m sorry!

  • This is great! Thank you for providing another excellent recipe!

  • Incredible! Left them in the oven a little longer. I want to the outside of them more crispy. My husband can’t stop eating them.
    I haven’t touched another cooking blog since finding yours. You have brought joy back in the cooking for my mother as well who has been cooking for over 40 years. You’ve changed our lives! That is not an exaggeration at all. Just a heartfelt thanks from one busy mom to another. Ps- the book is great!
    Have a wonderful week!

    • Aww, thank you, Aubrianne – that makes me so happy! ❤️

  • This was quick and simple to prepare, and such a tasty, healthy snack! I came across crispy chickpeas for sale in the snack aisle at the grocery store, but this is so easy to make and a lot more budget-friendly.

  • So the flavor was excellent, but the garbanzos were still soft, not crisp. I rinsed and drained them before tossing with olive oil, but I didn’t dry them. I think they need to be completely dry. I’ll try again.

  • I first stumbled upon these in Jenn’s Baby Kale Salad recipe. I was previously not a fan of garbanzos, but made the recipe as written. These roasted garbanzos are excellent as a salad topping or as an individual snack. They turn out best when they have been rinsed and drying for an hour (the beans are crispier when they’re nice and dry before adding the olive oil). I always double the recipe so it’s important to use a large baking sheet and spread the garbanzos out. I have reheated them in the past in a non-stick pan on top of the stove as well. Delicious!!

  • I added cayenne pepper to half when they came out of the oven, delicious with it and without it.

    • Forgot to rate it…

  • These are really delicious. I was wondering if you had any particular way of storing the chickpeas after you roasted them. As much as I like to eat the entire batch fresh from the oven, I was thinking of making a huge batch ahead of time to save some time in the kitchen and wanted to know if you had some tips in that regard.

    • Hi Chris, Glad you enjoyed! You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll need to be reheated to crisp back up (350°F til hot).

  • Please tell me the nutritional info for this snack. It looks good. I’m trying to count carbs for my diabetic husband. Thank you

    • Hi Michelle, I’ve just added them to the site. You can find them directly below the recipe. Hope your husband enjoys them!

  • I’ve never been a fan of chickpeas, but this recipe rocks! I had a can in the pantry, ant thought “What the heck, why not?” OK; I’m now a chickpea nut! Thanks Jen!

    • — Heather Lampman
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  • The Crisy Roasted Chickpeas are yummie. I will now try them with some chickpeas that I have just cooked up, instead of canned. The family loved them to snack on. So simple to make

    • — Margaret Higgins
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  • I’m wondering if it’s possible to make these crispy roasted chickpeas with wasabi? I like wasabi peas, but think chickpeas may be a better nutrition choice.

    • Hi Michelle, I’ve never tried it but I don’t see why not — sounds delicious 🙂

  • What temperature do I cook the crispy chickpeas at?

    • Hi Trudy, It’s 425F. You’ll find the recipe underneath the step by step photos.

  • Absolutely wonderful! So so so easy and so so so good!

    • — Karie Gallegos
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  • I love roasted chickpeas but I like to add a little spice to mine. Usually just some red pepper flakes but sometimes I add a little lemon juice for a tart taste.

  • I tried these out last month. It was fun to prep and I really enjoyed them. I tried it again recently and added cumin and paprika to give it a different flavor and it worked nicely. A great and easy snack to make!

  • These are soooo easy and so delicious. I found they really needed to be eaten within the first couple hours of baking…otherwise they got kind of soggy.

    • Yes, that’s true — they don’t stay crispy for too long.

  • Made these yesterday and added a small amount of cumin and some whole small sage leaves from the garden. The sage leaves come out nice and crunchy and add a nice flavor. The pizza place by our house does this only they roast them in the brick pizza oven, so they are super crunchy. Great easy snack recipe. thanks.

  • Could this roasting technique work on other legumes? I’m going get some CP this week to try it, but was looking at some canned beans in the pantry and wondered.

    • Yes! You can definitely use other beans, and they will taste delicious, but they don’t hold their shape as nicely as chickpeas. I love roasted black beans but they have a tendency to burst and shrivel; not very pretty at all but very delicious 🙂

      • I think I followed the recipe exactly, but my chickpeas never got crispy roasting at 425 for 20 min. They got brown and wrinkly, and some split open, but instead of crispy, they are dry and soft. Any suggestions what I might have done wrong?

        • Hmmm…not sure. What brand of canned chickpeas did you use?

          • Giant Eagle Garbanzo beans

            • — egbluesuede
          • Hmmm…I’m not familiar with that brand but maybe try Goya next time. Also, be sure they are well drained; if there is too much water, they will steam rather than roast. They should definitely crisp up in under 12 min. If you cook them too long, they will dry out. Hope that helps!

            • — Jenn
  • Oh my word, these were delicious! Who knew chick peas could be so good?!! Thank you!

  • These are so easy to make and absolutely addicting!!

  • I found a recipe similar to this, but was “spicy”, using red pepper and cumin. I didn’t want spicy, so I substituted Mrs. Dash and some steak seasoning. I like them a lot. Wish I would have come across this recipe first, would have been less work!

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