15oz canchickpeasdrained, rinsed and dried completely
1/2tablespoonoilI use avocado oil
1/4teaspoonsaltor to taste
Open a can of chickpeas and then drain it completely. Transfer it to a paper towel. I like placing another paper towel on top and let this dry completely. I usually leave this for around 30 to 40 minutes to dry completely and also replace the paper towels once or twice in between so that there isn't any moisture left before air frying. This step is important.
Now, remove the outer skin of the chickpeas. I recommend doing this additional step for crispy chickpeas.
Transfer the dried chickpeas to a large bowl and add 1/2 tablespoon oil. I have used avocado oil but you can use any oil of choice.
Now add the seasonings. You can basically add any seasoning of choice at this point. I added paprika, garlic powder and salt.Using a spatula, mix until the chickpeas are well coated with the oil and spices.
Pre-heat your air fryer according the manufacturers instructions. Mine has a pre-heat button so I just press that, it usually takes 2 minutes. Transfer the chickpeas to the air fryer in a single layer.
Air fry at 390 F degrees for 13 to 15 minutes, shaking couple of times in between until they are super crispy. Store at room temperature for a week to 10 days.
Drain and then dry the chickpeas completely: If the chickpeas aren't dry they won't turn that crispy. I suggest leaving them on paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes to make sure that they are completely dry before air frying. You can also put another paper towel on top to dry them completely. If you have time, you can just let them air dry for 1 hour, longer the better.
Remove the outer skin of the chickpeas: this step is optional but recommended. Removing the outer skin from the chickpeas helps in making them extra crispy.
Shake few times in between: to make sure all chickpeas the getting evenly crisp in the air fryer, shake the air fryer basket couple of times through the air frying process.
The total time includes the resting time of air drying the chickpeas.
The nutritional estimate is for 1/2 cup of chickpeas.
You can season them in several ways. I like sprinkling some chaat masala at the end - this is just for that Indian touch and is optional.