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Crunchy, Roasted Chickpeas

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Here’s a crunchy snack which travels well and is a great substitute for croutons on a salad. Microwave, Oven and Air Fryer Directions Below.

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time:

Microwave 12-15 minutes

Oven: See Below 40 mins

Air Fryer: See below

Serves: 4 to 6 (makes 2 cups)

2 cans cooked chickpeas (15 ounces each; or about 3 cups), drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 teaspoons granulated onion
2 teaspoons paprika

Place the chickpeas (after draining and rinsing) into a medium bowl and pat fairly dry with a couple paper towels. Add the garlic, onion, and paprika, and stir with a spoon until the chickpeas are evenly coated.

For Microwave, transfer the chickpeas to a microwave grill plate, making sure the chickpeas are in one even layer. Place the plate in the microwave for 10 minutes. Taste the chickpeas (careful, they may be hot). If they are not crunchy enough, put in microwave for additional 1 minute increments till crunchy. Microwaves vary in wattage so you’ll have to record the time your microwave required.   

For Oven: Remove the baking sheet and stir the chickpeas around, and place back in the oven for another 20 minutes. 
Transfer the chickpeas to a large, rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure the chickpeas are in one even layer. Place the baking sheet in the oven and set the oven heat to 375°F. Roast for 20 minutes.
Remove the baking sheet and stir the chickpeas around, and place back in the oven for another 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the chickpeas in there for 1 hour; this helps dry them out more and ensure maximum crispiness.

Air Fryer:

Fry for 15 minutes until dry. Shake basket once at the midway point.

Air fry until desired crispiness is reached.  Watch carefully at this point to prevent burning.

Eat warm or cold.
Notes: Get creative with the seasonings. If you like hot and spicy snacks, try adding a little cayenne pepper or Chili 9000

or try some curry powder and other herb and spice blends  

Microwave Option:

Place chickpeas on microwave grill plate and cook in microwave for 3- 5 minutes. Your microwave may require more or less depending upon wattage.

I use this to keep air circulating and to help keep chick  peas separated. 

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