Spicy chickpeas

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Get the whole family snacking on this low-fat alternative to peanuts

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal80
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4.5g
  • salt0.41g
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  • 400g can chickpea, drained and dried
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder


  1. Tip the chickpeas into a bowl with the vegetable oil and chilli powder and mix until the chickpeas are coated with chilli. Transfer to a baking sheet, spread out the chickpeas, then cook for 25 mins. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Sprinkle with sea salt before serving.

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Comments (23)

Whitney.'s picture

Didn't have chili so used cayenne and paprika. Tasted ok, better when still warm.

goodfoodteam's picture
Hi there thanks for your question. These will keep for up to a week in an airtight container in a cool dark place.
love2cook1's picture

these where great i had mine with corn tortilla amazing- thanks

meagainst's picture

Love peanuts spicy or plain, but these chickpeas are a very tasty alternative, never thought to try them before so thanks for the idea I will be experimenting more

jcweller's picture

These are lovely. Added some paprika for a different flavour and ate them all. Will definitely become a favourite. I did box them up quite quickly after they came out of the oven so they went a little soft but they were still just as nice

oscarisla2912's picture

Just take these out of the oven and they are lovely. Added a bit more Chili as i like it hot and some ground black pepper to the mix. Great healthy snack!

fuzzscoob's picture

Hi just wanted to know the oven settings as unable to find them.
It looks a good recipe. I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and this looks a good alternative to crisps and nuts.
Thank you

bigeyd's picture

Good alternative to salted snacks,as said single layer them so they roast

jenniferocious's picture

Good idea, but I personally didn't like the texture so I probably wouldn't make them again.

bryanthegirl's picture

These are great, i was looking for a snack option, love chick peas and always have them in the freezer so thought I'd give it a go.
I tried these with hot chilli powder and cajun spice mixed together and after 25 min at 220decC on a sheet of baking paper and they came out well. I think the trick is to make sure they are spread flat in one layer on the baking tray.
I tried freezing a handful and that worked so next time i will do a larger batch and freeze off a few.

megamuffin89's picture

I put mine in for about 60 mins at 200oC, I kept opening the oven to check how they were doing though so that probably slowed the cooking process down. I used curry powder. Tasty! They don't last long though as they are quite addictive!

rickiezayee's picture

Oven should be 200 for fan. Needs more chilli in my opinion but very tasty and a nice alternative to crisps and nuts.

tcmspark's picture

Interesting snack. The texture is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, a little like a miniature roast-chestnut. They pack a punch with the chilli powder, but are a bit one-dimensional in taste. I will definitely be experimenting with flavours as for such a low far snack, they're great.
We cooked at 170 for about 40mins (we had the oven on anyway roasting a chicken)

beckybobs's picture

I've done something similar using balti paste, garlic powder a touch of lemon juice and salt, and they tasted amazing!

yummyxxx's picture

A great low fat snack. They are very morish.
I'm going to try barbeque seasoning and maybe paprika, cajun?

skipp42's picture

Delicious ^_^

Used dried chickpeas as had some in the cupboard, hours more prep time but have been looking for some uses for them and this was a great way to use them up, will be making these a few more times then moving on to the canned variety!

Wondering how long these will last in an air-tight container? Doubt they'll last long enough to find out, but would be good to know

staceyb85's picture

Love these! I tend to do a tin every 4 days and then divide them into 4 portions, I thought the 1tbsp of chilli powder was a bit too spicy for my taste but I've tried many other variations of spices so this is definitely a snack that doesn't get boring!
For those who want to know about oven temp - I put them on for about half an hour at 190 (fan oven).

splodgemeister's picture

I made half with chilli powder and half with cajun seasoning. They were nice but I'd prefer peanuts any day!!

squaccy's picture

I put them on 180c fan and they were still slightly soggy :( But they tasted really nice otherwise so I think I'll make them again and try with some other flavours.

juliehardiker's picture

They exploded in the oven!


Questions (5)

nessk90's picture

How long will these last once coated and cooked?

ishouldbeeating's picture

What oven temp please?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. Oven temperature is 200C fan/180C/gas 6. Thanks. 

BBC Good Food team

emilypovey91's picture

Please can someone tell me the size/weight of one serving?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, thanks for your question. One serving would be around 100g. Thanks, 

BBC Good Food team

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