Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas

Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas are a healthy, easy to make, kid-approved snack that takes just 15 minutes to make!
Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas in a bowl on a metal background.
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Chickpeas are healthy, versatile, tasty little bites in itty bitty packages. If you are new to chickpeas, you will soon find they are super yummy...and they can be used in so many different ways! If you're already a chickpea lover, well, then you already know how fabulous they are!

This recipe roasts canned chickpeas in your air fryer. Roasting chickpeas transforms the soft little legumes into crispy little balls. I've always roasted my chickpeas in the oven, but once I tried them in the air fryer, I knew I would use that method more often than not. The air fryer cooks them super quickly and gives them an even, golden brown crispness.

The ranch seasoning is the perfect addition to these crisp chickpeas. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas in an air fryer.


Roasted chickpeas can be made in the air fryer super easily! Canned chickpeas are drained, rinsed, tossed with olive oil, and then air-fried for 15 minutes at 390 degrees F. The chickpeas are shaken several times during cooking and sprinkled with ranch seasoning towards the end of the cooking time. See below for a detailed ingredients list and instructions.


Chickpeas make a healthy addition to your diet. They are high in protein and fiber and can be eaten roasted as a snack, as a salad topper, blended into hummus, and more!

Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas being made.


Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a legume. They are in the same family as lentils, peas, kidney beans, and black beans. Chickpeas grow on a plant in pods.


Store air-fried chickpeas at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days. The chickpeas will begin to soften over time.

Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas on a metal background.


Do you love chickpeas as much as I do? If you do, you will love these popular chickpea recipes from the archives:

If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas in a bowl on a metal background.

Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 2 MINUTES
cook time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 17 MINUTES
Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas are a healthy, easy to make, kid-approved snack that takes just 15 minutes to make!


1 15.5 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon ranch seasoning


  1. In a medium bowl, toss the rinsed chickpeas with the olive oil. Place the chickpeas into your air fryer basket. Air fry at 390 degrees F for 15 minutes, shaking the chickpeas in the basket every 5 minutes.
  2. When the timer has 2 minutes remaining, toss the chickpeas with half of the ranch seasoning and continue frying until crisp and browned. When the cooking time is complete, toss with the remaining ranch seasoning.


Cooking time will vary between different models of air fryer. I use the Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer.

Author: Becky

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  1. When you say Ranch, are you talking about in a jar type or in the envelope, powder kind?

  2. Mine didn't get crispy at all.Followed directions but didn't work.

  3. Replies
    1. Try cooking a bit longer until they are crisped to your liking.

    2. Have you done this with the non canned chick peas? Every time I use canned chick peas they burn or have a soft center. Curious if the dried chick peas would do better

    3. I thought we would love these. So sorry for this feedback but they were terrible. No flavor at all. And we cook with ranch often.

  4. I just made these, they didn't get crispy but I do like them. They were popping like popcorn while in the air fryer though.