Chili Lime Crispy Chickpea Recipe

Chili Lime Crispy Chickpea recipe

This crispy chickpea recipe is perfect... spicy with just a hint of lime! Includes a trick to actually make them crunchy.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 cans chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 lime ** juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Lay the chickpeas on paper towels and get as much moisture off them as possible.  If you have time allow them to sit and dry for a few hours.  The drier they are, the crispier your chickpeas will be.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  3. Toss the dried chickpeas in the spices, olive oil, salt and lime.

  4. Roast for 25 minutes.  Shake the pan and roast for 20 minutes more or until the chickpeas are crispy.  Watch carefully near the end because there is a fine line between crispy and burnt!

  5. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

** If your lime doesn't have a lot of juice, you might want to use the whole one!