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BBQ Chickpeas


BBQ Chickpeas

If what you crave is spicy and salty, then this is the snack for you! These have all of the flavors of our favorite packaged snacks, but they’re homemade, extra-crunchy, and packed with nutrients. They make a great salad-topper too. Kids Advisory Board member Amine added spicy cayenne pepper to her chickpeas and said, “It tasted really good.”
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings

kitchen gear

  • Can opener
  • Colander or strainer
  • Paper towels or clean dish towel
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small bowl
  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Spatula
  • Pot holders


  • 1 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • Turn the oven on and set the heat to 325 degrees.
  • Put a layer of paper towels on the countertop and add the drained chickpeas. Roll them around to dry them.
  • Put the spices and salt in the bowl and mix well.
  • Put the chickpeas on the baking sheet, drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with half the spice mixture, and mix well. Set aside the remaining spice mixture.
  • Once the oven temperature has reached 325 degrees, put the baking sheet in the oven. Bake until the chickpeas are crunchy and golden brown, 30 minutes to 1 hour (this will depend on how soft and/or wet your chickpeas are to begin), stirring or shaking them after 20 minutes to make sure they cook evenly.
  • Remove them from the oven, sprinkle with the remaining spice mix, and mix well. Set aside to cool, then eat right away or store in a covered container for up to 1 day.
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