Spicy chickpeas

Spicy chickpeas

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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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16th Sep, 2012
Good idea, but I personally didn't like the texture so I probably wouldn't make them again.
13th Sep, 2012
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.
2nd Sep, 2012
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!
18th Aug, 2012
Oven should be 200 for fan. Needs more chilli in my opinion but very tasty and a nice alternative to crisps and nuts.
23rd Jul, 2012
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)
25th Jun, 2012
I've done something similar using balti paste, garlic powder a touch of lemon juice and salt, and they tasted amazing!
26th Apr, 2012
Yummy! A great low fat snack. They are very morish. I'm going to try barbeque seasoning and maybe paprika, cajun?
8th Apr, 2012
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
23rd Feb, 2012
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).
15th Oct, 2011
I made half with chilli powder and half with cajun seasoning. They were nice but I'd prefer peanuts any day!!


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