Air Fryer Chickpeas are seasoned with garlic and rosemary and roasted in the air fryer to create the perfect healthy snack.


I love roasted chickpeas! They are perfect to eat by the handful or to top salads or grain bowls. Air fryer chickpeas make the process of cooking chickpeas so much faster.

Chickpeas are an economical way to get healthy fats and vegetable protein into your diet.

You need one bowl, a handful of seasonings, and your air fryer to create these little healthy airfryer snacks.

No need to turn on the oven or wash a sheet pan for this recipe!

top down view of ingredients for air fryer chickpeas


Garbanzo Beans – I call them chickpeas, but they are more formally called garbanzo beans.

Olive Oil – To coat your beans and help the seasonings stick.

Salt – This is a salty snack!

Garlic Powder – Adds a warm, tangy flavor.

Dried Rosemary – Complements the garlic and takes the flavor to a new level.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

photo collage showing four steps needed to make chickpeas in an air fryer.


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400F
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas and pat dry with a paper towel. In a medium sized bowl, mix the chickpeas with olive oil, salt, garlic powder and rosemary. Stir together until chickpeas are evenly coated.
  3. Place the chickpeas in the air fryer and cook as directed.
  4. Halfway through cooking, stir the chickpeas to ensure even cooking.

These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.

upclose picture of cooked chickpeas


As mentioned, I love to just eat these as a snack!

Add a bowl of air fryer chickpeas to a Charcuterie Board for a crunchy element.

These crunchy chickpeas are an amazing topping for your favorite salad. Use them in place of croutons – they are gluten free and high in fiber.


If you’ve made chickpeas in the oven before, you may be wondering what the difference is.

Air fryer chickpeas come out way crispier on the outside than ones made in the oven. I believe this is due to the small space convection that happens in the air fryer.

Making chickpeas this way is fast! 15 minutes or less to perfectly crunchy, crispy, salty chickpeas.


You sure can! This recipe will work with any combination of seasonings that you like.

Try salt and smoked paprika for a BBQ flavored snack.

Some chili powder would make for some nicely spicy chickpeas.

I’d love to hear what flavors you come up with for this recipe!

closeup view of a jar of roasted chickpeas with rosemary


Check out our instructions for How To Make Bagel Bites in the air fryer. You’ll want to know how to do that if you’re feeding hungry kiddos.

Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs are an easy appetizer to put together for your family or a small get together with friends.

Air Fryer Plantains are great as a snack or a slightly sweet side dish.

For another healthy snack, try making Air Fryer Kale Chips!

closeup view of air fryer chickpeas in a jar

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5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Chickpeas with Garlic and Rosemary

Air Fryer Chickpeas are seasoned with garlic and rosemary and roasted in the air fryer to create the perfect healthy snack.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 17kcal



  • 2 cans garbanzo beans 15 oz cans
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t rosemary dried


  • Heat air fryer to 400F. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Pat them dry with paper towels.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the chickpeas, olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and rosemary and stir together until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  • Place the chickpeas in the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes or until the chickpeas are crispy and brown. Be sure to stir them half way through cooking.
  • Allow the chickpeas to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container at room temperature.



  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.
  • Make sure to rinse and dry your beans well before cooking.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I love this flavor combination! made these in the air fryer – I already had everything I needed to make the recipe – and they came out perfect.

  2. Tried the chickpeas they were great ..but the inside was soft is that how they are suppose to be..crunchy outside soft inside…also stored the way you said and he next day they were that normal… thanks

    1. Hello Nan! Thank you for your questions! Yes, they will be crunchy on the outside and a little softer on the inside. You can cook longer and lower the temp by 5 degrees to get it more crunchy throughout. Chickpeas as a tough one to start with, then you throw in all the different types of air fryers, it makes it a touch more difficult. This might be one that you have to play with some to get it the right way. Patting the chickpeas with a papertowel after you rinse them will help take away any extra moisture before cooking, sometimes I press with the papertowel to squeeze out a bit extra. 🙂 If they were squishy the next day, they either were not cool and/or had too much moisture when you stored them, so that isn’t normal. What type of air fryer are you using? I can see if I can look it up and help you trouble shoot 🙂

        1. Hi Nan! The middle shelf is the perfect spot! With the Ninja Oven I know it tends to run very hot. I did a cooking class and most of the participants I had used the Ninja Oven. We found that they had to adjust the temp down slightly and shorten the cook time. Chickpeas are a tough one too cook in general, so you may have to experiment with that a bit. I have several machines from different brands, but I don’t have a Ninja. I was hoping you maybe had one that I had so I could get it exact for you. 🙂 I would lower the temp and check them periodically (a little more checking than normal) as you adjust the time. They will cook/harden a little more when you remove them, so keep that in mind. And make sure they are sat out and are totally cool (no moisture) before putting into a container! I hope that helps!

    1. I haven’t tried this with dried chick peas, but I would soak them over night, then cook them on the stove until they are the desired doneness you normally would like. Then I would probably let them rest in the fridge overnight, which will help some of the extra moisture release. Then I would air fry as directed but I would check them every few minutes. Chickpeas are super sensitive in the air fryer, so you may have to make some adjustments, so keep your eye on them while cooking and check often 🙂

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