Air Fryer Cajun Chickpeas

Air Fryer Cajun Chickpeas

Air Fryer Cajun Chickpeas - Snack with a kick using Air Fryer Cajun Chickpeas. Chickpeas are seasoned with Cajun spices, air-fried until crunchy, and make for a flavorful and protein-packed snack.


  • 2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Prep Chickpeas:
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas thoroughly. Pat them dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  1. Season Chickpeas:
  • In a bowl, combine chickpeas with olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Toss until chickpeas are evenly coated.
  1. Preheat the Air Fryer:
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  1. Air Fry Chickpeas:
  • Place the seasoned chickpeas in the air fryer basket, spreading them out in a single layer.
  1. Air Fry Until Crunchy:
  • Air fry for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes to ensure even cooking.
  • Chickpeas are done when they become crispy and golden brown.
  1. Cool and Enjoy:
  • Allow the Cajun Chickpeas to cool slightly before serving.
  1. Store or Serve:
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for later enjoyment.
  • Serve as a flavorful and protein-packed snack or add them to salads for an extra crunch.
  1. Share the Spicy Goodness:
  • Share these Air Fryer Cajun Chickpeas with friends or enjoy them on your own for a satisfying and spicy snack.

Spice up your snack time with these Cajun-seasoned chickpeas, providing a crunchy and flavorful alternative that's easy to prepare in your air fryer!

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