How To Make The Best Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

The Best Roasted Chickpeas Recipe
Written by Derek Howes

A little packet of roasted chickpeas? $2! A can? 92 CENTS! Healthy snacks are cool but cheap healthy snacks that don’t take that long to prep? Even cooler!

This recipe is super easy and you can make them a million different ways. Start it off by simply draining and rinsing your chickpeas. You can make however many cans you want, I usually like to make 3 at a time and that pretty much fills a standard baking sheet.

Once your chickpeas are rinsed you’ll wanna take out a hairdryer or torch and dry each one individually. No, not really. I’m joking. Seriously, don’t do that. All you have to do is dump them on a baking sheet optionally lined with parchment paper for easy cleanup and give them a quick pat dry (or don’t, it really doesn’t matter).

Now most people will season them before the oven but they come out way crunchier by putting them in first and seasoning them last so throw those in the oven on 400F/204C for 35 minutes. Move them around a bit after 15-20 minutes.

While those are in the oven we’re gonna prepare a couple different seasonings. Like I said earlier, you can make them a million different ways and that begins with this part. All you need to remember here is that you need at least 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil per can used when mixing with seasonings. This could be sunflower oil, avocado, peanut, or like I’m using today olive oil…it’s completely up to you.

Next you’ll wanna choose your favorite seasonings or experiment and make a couple new ones to try. Here’s 3 of my favorite:

SPICY BBQ SEASONING:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Spicy BBQ Rub

GARLIC PARM SEASONING:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons (15g) Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt

RANCH SEASONING:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Ranch Seasoning Mix Packet

TIP: Those little mix packets down your salad dressing aisle work awesome for these. You could make your own too but I’d imagine not everyone has or wants to buy all of the ingredients needed.

After you’ve got those ready you just wanna toss your chickpeas around in them until they look like they’re evenly coated. Use 1 seasoning for all of them or break it up like we did today with 3.

DON’T EAT THEM YET! Toss them back in the oven on 400F/204C for another 15 minutes and you’ll get something like this…

Delicious, macro friendly, super easy to make, and more than affordable. Let me know what seasonings you guys come up with or use in the comments!

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas (My cans are 15.5 Ounces/439g)
  • Oil of your choice (Avocado, Sunflower, Olive, Peanut, etc)
  • Seasoning(s) of your choice

TIPS:

  • Make multiple cans at a time!
  • Experiment with new flavors!
  • Use a TACO SEASONING MIX PACKET!

How to make:

  1. Drain and rinse your Chickpeas.
  2. Place them on a baking sheet optionally lined with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  3. Bake them on 400F/204C for 35 minutes (move them around halfway through).
  4. Put together your seasonings and toss your Chickpeas around in them.
  5. Continue baking on 400F/204F for another 15 minutes.

Calories in 1 Serving (32g Roasted) with just your Oil (add your seasonings in yourself):

  • Calories: 161
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: .5g
  • Sodium: 284mg
  • Carbs: 23g (Net Carbs: 16g)
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 6g

About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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