Pan Fried Chickpeas Recipe

Dionne Baldwin | Try Anything Once

Pan Fried Chickpeas are so quick and easy to make for a last minute appetizer, you can always keep a can or two around just in case! They’re a total crowd pleaser.

Pan Fried Chickpeas are definitely on my top list of favorite ways of eating these tender little morsels. A close second is hummus, thanks to the spreadable texture. Hopefully there’s some roasted red peppers on that hummus!

My third fave chickpea recipe is falafel. I love falafel.

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Uncooked chickpeas are not my favorite, although my daughter has loved them straight out of the can ever since she was a toddler.

I don’t get it. No thanks. I don’t really care for the flavor at all, but the texture is just fine.

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These Pan Fried Chickpeas are versatile and are gluten free, vegan, and can be served to guests who have allergies (unless they’re allergic to chickpeas!) Keep this recipe handy and feel a little more prepared when you entertain guests with allergies.

My favorite thing about recipes like this is you can make it last minute, even if you need an appetizer, but didn’t have one planned. These actually make a really good snack to take with you on the go too.

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Another option for an appetizer that is super simple is Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, also here on Food Fanatic. It’s always good to have options, right? You might want to keep this one handy too.

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I used my go-to spices for taco seasoning to make these, but you can switch it up and use your favorite spice blend. Add a little cayenne pepper for some heat, along with a few squirts of hot sauce, and you can make Pan Fried Chickpeas with a kick!

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Pan Fried Chickpeas Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1 15 ounce can Chickpeas
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice


  1. Preheat a pan on medium heat.
  2. Drizzle enough olive oil to coat the chickpeas.
  3. Cook the chickpeas for about 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  4. While they’re cooking mix together chili powder, garlic salt, onion powder, paprika and cumin in a bowl and set aside.
  5. After chickpeas are done cooking, toss in spices and sprinkle with lime juice. Mix again.
  6. They’re ready to serve!


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Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 64

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Dionne Baldwin

About Dionne

Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!

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