When you want a crispy and satisfying healthy snack, try these Air Fryer Chickpeas. This ranch-flavored tasty treat is gluten-free and vegan, and can be made in less than 30 minutes.

air fryer roasted chickpeas pouring out of a jar.

Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack for kids as they go back to school, or you just need something quick and tasty for yourself, you’ve got to try these Air Fryer Chickpeas.

In just 30 minutes, you can transform a simple can of chickpeas into a crunchy and flavorful snack that is full of ranch flavor. Don’t worry, I won’t tell if you want the entire batch of crispy chickpeas for yourself!

I love to include them as part of my Vegan Charcuterie Board when hosting a party.

Air Fryer Roasted Chickpea Benefits

  • To make this healthy snack you just need a can of chickpeas and a few seasonings. It’s that easy!
  • Satisfy your crunch snack cravings with this budget-friendly and non-processed food recipe. You’ll get fiber and flavor in one yummy bite. It’s a delicious snack you can feel good about feeding your family.
  • Customize this recipe to your liking. Make it spicier or saltier depending on your tastes. These air-fried chickpeas are sure to become one of your favorite snacks.
labeled photo of roasted air fryer chickpeas.
  • As mentioned, the base of this recipe starts with canned chickpeas which are easy to find and not expensive.
  • For flavoring, you’ll need to add some spices and dried herbs. I like to use a ranch flavoring which consists of salt, garlic powder, and dried herbs. You can also include dried onion powder, black pepper, and chili powder if you wish.
  • A little olive oil helps make the air-friend chickpeas turn a golden brown. You can also use avocado oil.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Recipe Steps

Let me show you how to make these yummy and crispy air fryer chickpeas! I know you are going to love this crunch snack.

Step One

Open up a 15-ounce can of chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans).

Pour the beans into a fine-mesh colander and rinse them well. (You can save the canning liquid which is known as aquafina for another recipe).

rinsed chickpeas on a towel.

Step Two

Pour the rinsed chickpeas onto a dry clean kitchen towel or paper towels and pat them dry. Try to get rid of all the excess moisture.

Then, transfer the chickpeas to a mixing bowl.

Grab your spices, salt, and dried herbs to make your ranch-flavored mixture (see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements).

herb and spice mixture for ranch flavored roasted chickpeas.

Step Three

This is when the fun part happens! Pour the spices, dried herbs, and salt over your chickpeas in the medium bowl and toss to combine.

chickpeas with spices in a bowl.

Step Four

Transfer the chickpeas to your air fryer basket and cook them for 18 minutes at 390 degrees F.

Serve them warm or at room temperature.

These also make a great salad topper! I love them as a crunchy snack though.

roasted chickpeas in the basket of an air fryer.

Recipe Tips

  • Chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans.
  • You can cook your own chickpeas from scratch in the Instant Pot. Here’s a great recipe for Instant Pot Chickpeas using dry chickpeas.
  • Feel free to get creative with your seasonings. If you’re out of one of the seasonings or herbs, just add more of another. Curry powder would be amazing. Or, feel free to make a sweet version using cinnamon sugar!
  • If you want to bake these crunch chickpeas in a regular oven, roast them for 45 minutes at 400 degrees F in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe FAQs

Can this recipe be made with other flavorings?

Yes! You can use whatever blend of herbs and spices you like to amen your crunch chickpeas.

Can roasted chickpeas be made in the oven?

Yes! I have a recipe for oven-baked Garlic Roasted Chickpeas you might like. Or, you can use this recipe. Just bake them for 45 minutes at 400 degrees.

clear glass jar filled with crispy ranch roasted chickpeas.

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jar of ranch roasted chickpeas

Air Fryer Chickpeas (Ranch Flavor)

When you want a crispy and satisfying healthy snack, try these Air Fryer Chickpeas. This ranch-flavored tasty treat is gluten-free and vegan, and can be made in less than 30 minutes.

  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 15ounce can chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Open up the can of chickpeas and pour them in a fine mesh strainer. Rinse and drain them well.
  2. Pour the rinsed chickpeas onto a clean towel and pat them dry. 
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chickpeas, olive oil, dried thyme, dried parsley, dried dill, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  4. Transfer the chickpeas to the basket of your air fryer. Cook at 390 degrees F for 18 minutes, or until the chickpeas are crispy and slightly browned. 
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  1. If you don’t have all the ingredients, just leave it out and use more of another.
  2. This recipe is best served the day you make it. But, you can store any leftover roasted chickpeas in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 1-2 days.
  3. You can bake these in a regular oven, if you prefer. You’ll need to roast them for 45 minutes at 400 degrees F. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 426.1 mg
  • Fat: 2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.2 g
  • Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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