These spicy chipotle chickpeas are perfect for salads, grain bowls, avocado toast, or even just on their own as a snack!
Hello friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I post recipes with chickpeas quite a lot. When I was vegan, I added in chickpeas to all of my salads and pastas because it’s such a great way to get in protein. Even now, 6 years later, chickpeas are still a staple in my diet!
In my Instagram messages, I get DM’s all the time asking for this recipe. I have it included in many of my posts (like this one), but this is intended to be my master recipe!
I love the flavors in these spicy chipotle chickpeas because they’re super simple yet yield big taste. Chipotle powder adds smokiness, garlic adds flavor, and paprika and black pepper really round it out. But I encourage you to follow your taste – feel free to add in any spices you like! I’ve added some suggestions in the recipe notes. Enjoy!
Spicy Chipotle Chickpeas
- 1 15 oz Can Chickpeas
- 1-2 Tbs Olive or Avocado Oil
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Paprika
- Black Pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
- Wash and dry your chickpeas so they're completely dry. Discard any loose chickpea skins.
- In a bowl, mix chickpeas, oil, salt, and spices, so that the chickpeas are evenly coated.
- On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake chickpeas in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
- When done, let cool.
- The drier the chickpeas are before tossing with oil/spices, the crunchier they will be.
- For even better results, remove all of the chickpea skins before cooking. It takes a long time, but it gets the chickpeas super crunchy!
- This all being said, these chickpeas aren't meant to be totally crispy - they have a meaty inside that really adds texture to salads and pasta dishes!
- Feel free to freestyle the spices here - turmeric, harissa powder, or steak seasoning are all great additions!
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