Pan-Fried Snacking Chickpeas

Pan-fried snacking chickpeas are the perfect go-to snack or side to add to any meal! They are a great source of plant protein (19g of protein in 100 grams!) and fibre (17g per 100 grams!). Pan frying these chickpeas is much quicker than having to roast them in the oven, and they are still full of flavour!

pan-fried seasoned snacking chickpeas in glass container

Ingredients You’ll Need

All you’ll need for these pan-fried snacking chickpeas is 1 can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans (they’re the same!) or approximately 2 cups of dried and cooked chickpeas (any colour/type of chickpea works). Then, you’ll need (dried) spices! I love using turmeric, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, dried parsley flakes, and nutritional yeast. You can add in any other spices of your choice, these are just the ones I always have in my kitchen.

pan-fried seasoned snacking chickpeas in glass container

How do I cook my snacking chickpeas?

These chickpeas are cooked on a frying pan in under 10 minutes! Simply mix the chickpeas and spices in your frying pan until they turn a light, golden colour and are fragrant.

How long can I keep my pan-fried snacking chickpeas?

You can keep your snacking chickpeas in the fridge for up to one week! I would not recommend keeping them longer than that since they are beans, and cannot stay cooked very long.

How do I store my chickpeas?

You can keep your chickpeas in a glass airtight container in the fridge. Some snacking chickpeas that are sold come in bags and can stay in the pantry, but these chickpeas are not as crunchy as the ones you purchase. The ones you are making are much more fresh, so they must be stored differently

pan-fried seasoned snacking chickpeas in glass container

What’s the taste and texture like?

These chickpeas / garbanzo beans are soft and full of flavour. They are not as crispy as oven-roasted chickpeas since they are cooked on the stove in under 10 minutes, but they are absolutely delicious!

If you’re looking for a meal to add these chickpeas to, try my cozy quinoa veggie stir fry or swap the white beans for chickpeas in my one-pot veggie, bean, and barley recipe!

pan-fried snacking chickpeas in glass bowl

Pan-Fried Snacking Chickpeas

Riri’s Recipes
These pan-fried snacking chickpeas make a delicious savoury snack or side to enjoy with any meal! Boost your protein and fibre intake with these delicious flavourful chickpeas.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Servings 4 people


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (or 2 cups dried and cooked chickpeas)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast


  • Take a medium-sized frying pan and spray with cooking spray. Place on stovetop but do not turn on the heat yet.
  • Open a can of chickpeas, rinse them in a colander, and drain the water. Toss chickpeas in frying pan. (If you are cooking your own chickpeas, cook them as directed on the package. Once cooked, place them into your frying pan.)
  • Add all of your spices onto your chickpeas, and turn the stove on medium-high heat. Let chickpeas cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Once chickpeas start to sizzle and become fragrant, toss them with a wooden spoon and continue cooking until they become a light golden colour.
  • Once your chickpeas are cooked, turn off the heat and place chickpeas into a glass airtight container.
  • Enjoy!


How to store: place chickpeas in a glass airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to one week.
Keyword healthy chickpea recipes, pan-fried snacking chickpeas, roasted chickpeas, snacking chickpeas

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Author: Riri's Recipes

Hi and welcome to Riri's Recipes! This blog is here to be your guide to healthy, nutritious, and simple recipes! My goal is to share my love of food with the rest of you, and hopefully inspire others to be as passionate about food like I am. This blog will contain healthier versions of classic desserts and meals, as well as my own personal creations. Food is FUEL, and it is so important to feed our bodies what they need in order to perform at their best. Eating mindfully and intuitively will help us keep our bodies and mind at peace, making us healthier and happier living beings. That being said, happy eating!

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