Air Fryer Chickpeas

Years ago, now, seasoned, roasted chickpeas were being touted as the new! next! now! healthy and good for you snack.

They were… ok.

Then, a week or so ago, I got to rethinking the whole concept, using my air fryer  in place of the oven, and changing the original seasoning(s) called for to my current fave steakhouse seasoning and garlic-infused olive oil for just a bit of an extra hit. These were, wicked tasty!

•1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
•1 tbsp olive oil
•2 tsp steak seasoning

Season the drained and rinsed chickpeas and toss with the olive oil to coat.

Line your air fryer tray with parchment paper and arrange the seasoned chickpeas in a single layer.

Heat your air fryer to 400º.

Note: I am now on my third air fryer, and each machine has worked a bit differently and so I have adjusted temperatures, settings, and cooking times to suit each one. My current machine seems to work best at 400º, instead of the called for 385º for the original version of this recipe. I also chose to use my machines “Air Roast” setting, which adds a touch of broiler action into the mix. Go by your own experience with your own machine, and, as always, keep and eye on whatever you are air frying.

Air fry (roast, whatever) your chickpeas for twenty minutes, rotating and shaking the tray every five minutes, until they are nicely golden brown.

Serve warm or at room temperature, though, they are much better warm fro the air fryer.

These make for a really tasty snack; but, also, as you may have noticed from the feature image on this post, they are excellent added to a Caesar Salad kit along with air fried marinated chicken strips and Blanched Asparagus.

Fact: we are planning a weekend away, dining out and about at some of our very favorite restaurants, and I am looking forward to that, but I am also trying to figure out when, exactly, I can next make this, my new, totally fave, salad.

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