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Pan Fried Chickpeas Recipe

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

Dionne Baldwin
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.
3.10 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Gluten Free
Servings 8
Calories 64 kcal


  • 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


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


Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFiber: 3g
Keyword Appetizers, Chickpeas, Easy, Family Meals and Snacks, Gluten Free, Party Food, Snacks, Vegan
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