The perfect savoury snack to go with your finger food spread is these delicious, super crispy air-fryer Cajun chickpeas. They’re light and fluffy, quick to make and best of all they are oil-free making them a much better alternative to chips.

Super Crispy Cajun Air-Fryer Chickpeas

The perfect savoury snack to go with your finger food spread is these delicious, super crispy air-fryer Cajun chickpeas. They're light and fluffy, quick to make and best of all they are oil-free making them a much better alternative to chips.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Nibblies
Cuisine American, Australian, Cajun
Servings 1 cup

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 400g can chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun spice
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Instructions
 

  • Drain chickpeas in a strainer and rinse well. Place chickpeas in a bowl.
  • Stir through the spices until chickpeas are evenly coated.
  • Place the chickpeas evenly in the air-fryer basket and cook on 180 degrees Celsius for approximately 10 minutes. (Occasionally open the fryer and give them a bit of a shake to keep separated).
  • Regularly check them to make sure they are not burning and sample them to ensure they are properly cooked.
    They should be light and crispy, not chewy.
  • Place in a bowl uncovered until they cool then they can go into an airtight container.

Notes

Tip: Experiment with flavours. You might prefer plain salted, curry flavour or perhaps you’d like to explore some sweeter options. It’s up to you.
 
Keyword chick peas, Cholesterol free, Gluten Free, plant based, roasted chick peas, spicy, vegan snacks