Easy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Clean Plate Mama
by Clean Plate Mama
2 servings
30 min

These oven roasted chickpeas are flavorful and crispy. Ready in 30 minutes and are great to snack on, or they make a delicious vegan protein for salads and sandwiches.

New to chickpeas? Chickpeas are part of the legume family and can be a great option for adding protein into vegetarian or vegan diets. While I’m neither a vegan nor a vegetarian, I do believe in getting a good amount of plant-based foods in my diet. And these easy oven roasted chickpeas make a frequent appearance in our house!

Oven roasted or sheet pan roasted chickpeas, call them what you will, I love adding them to a Ceasar salad, my vegan Mediterranean buddha bowls, a veggie wrap/sandwich (tip: if adding to a sandwich, slightly smush them together), and they make a healthy snack as is.


Easy Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • ▢ 1 can chickpeas
  • ▢ 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • ▢ 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • ▢ 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Place chickpeas on either a dish towel/kitchen towel (or paper towels), and thoroughly pat dry.
Place dried chickpeas in a small mixing bowl and mix in the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
Pour chickpeas on a baking sheet ensuring they are spread out in a single layer.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring half way through. You'll know they are done when they are browned and crisp on the outside. Don't let them become too dark.
Remove from oven and enjoy!
  • If you have extra time after towel drying the chickpeas, let them air dry for an extra 15-30 minutes.
  • Don's use parchment paper – the heat from the pan helps to fry the chickpeas and get them crispy.
  • They are best served right away, but if you have leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Just know they will be less crisp, but will still be delicious.
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  • App52851243 App52851243 on Aug 16, 2022

    How long does it take to air fry them? Has anyone tried it yet? Just curious. Probably have to leave our olive oil. 🤔

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    • Iammacha Iammacha on Feb 15, 2023

      @Dmh20, what temp do you use in the air fryer? 375?