Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

These little Crispy Spiced Chickpeas are nutritious and simple to whip up and totally addicting!

If you happen to be reading this today, or the day before Thanksgiving, then you just might be gearing up for a marathon cook session on Thursday.

Or, if you happen to be reading this on Friday, well then you might be gearing up for the wrestling event of the century (aka Black Friday shopping).

Either way, you are going to want something portable and nutritious, something packed with protein that will sustain you for hours, and something that is good for you because there’s Thanksgiving dinner or Thanksgiving leftovers waiting – and that’s where these little Crispy Spiced Chickpeas come into play!

Spicy Chickpeas

I got the recipe for these little morsels from physician, chef, recipe developer, and food blogger extraordinaire: Dr. Sonali Ruder. Sonali’s blog The Food Physician is filled with easy to follow, quick and wholesome recipes and so is her latest venture: The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook. While I have no plans to go down the pregnancy route again, I do have to say that The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook is jam packed with over 125 nutritious recipes for just about everyone!

So, when Sonali contacted me about doing a review – heck, I was delighted!


If Sonali’s recipes like this pumpkin custard (as reviewed by the Spicy RD); or this Strawberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa (as reviewed by Jeanette’s Healthy Living); or this Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash (as reviewed by Diane @ Cape Fear Nutrition); or even these Crispy Spiced Chickpeas with cumin, coriander, cayenne, chili powder and smoked paprika (that you see here) – have you drooling, then please pick up a copy of Sonali’s Natural Pregnancy Cookbook (available on Amazon).

Also, as I mentioned I have no plans to go down the pregnancy route again, I am passing my dog eared copy of The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook on…so, if you would like to give it a permanent home or pass it on yourself, please enter the giveaway below.


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Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving! 


Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Shashi
These Crispy Spiced Chickpeas are adapted from Dr. Sonali Ruder's Natural Pregnancy Cookbook and they are a healthy, easy, portable and super tasty snack for everyone!


  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Drain and dry the chickpeas on a kitchen towel – using another towel to rub the skins off if you wish too (I left mine on in this version)
  • Add the oil and spices and make sure they are coated well
  • Spread chickpeas out on a baking tray
  • Bake 40 minutes
  • Let chickpeas cool and crisp up before serving


Serving: 1g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 159mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g
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  1. Wonderful recipe for chickpea’s they do sound delicious. I know Sonali from Food52 she is amazing and has some fantastic and delicious recipes. Great giveaway and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Shashi! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the book and the recipe! I might have to make a batch of these chickpeas- I’m gearing up for a big day of cooking tomorrow. I may even brave the crowds and do some shopping on Friday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much Sonali for reaching out to me and not overlooking me even when I told ya my schedule was crazy hectic! And thanks for all the promos on social media – I’ve been a bit off the grid but will retweet and respond over the next few days!
      Hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. What an awesome cookbook idea! If only we had discovered that one oh, say 9 months ago. 😉 These chickpeas look insanely delicious, too! They’re like the perfect snack idea. We’re about to launch a marathon of Thanksgiving cooking (did I mention the in-laws are in town?), so we definitely need some snacks. And I think I just might have all of the ingredients I need for this in my pantry. Thanks, Shashi!

    1. Hey David – in y’alls case there might just be a next time eh? Besides baby Spiced might need a sibling to help plot sneaky ways to eat ALL the delectable treats that come out of your kitchen – while keeping my drone at bay! 🙂

  4. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving, Shashi! And that your cookathon is fuelled by handfuls upon handfuls of these delicious little chickpeas No celebrating for us up here in Canadaland, but hopefully I’ll be able to sneak in some delicious food anyways.

    1. I sure hope you got to sneak in some delicious food my Canadian friend! Though those fantasmagorific chocolate bars were more deliciousness than I could imagine! We kept Turkey day low key – but Christmas is always a big deal for us – I want to make your bars then but good golly I don’t think I could share and that might not go so well with others…ya think?! 🙂

  5. Dear Shashi, I would love these spicy chickpeas on a salad for some extra crunch and protein. Nice snack too. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving and hope you take a few minutes of R & R for yourself over the long weekend! You deserve it. xoxo

    1. Now that’s a great idea! I was such a pig and eat them off the pan and bowl after I was done photographing them – I didn’t even think to save some for a salad!
      Hope you and your boys and hubs had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Back to the grind today 🙂

  6. These chickpeas are the perfect snack to munch on over the holidays! Hope you and your daughter have a wonderful wonderful Thanksgiving!! 🙂

  7. The chickpeas are great, I am making some using other spices and I just love them, I could eat them every day. I will try your spice combination as well.

  8. These chickpeas look fantastic Shashi! So many delicious spices. Such a tasty and healthy snack. The cookbook sounds so great too!! 🙂

  9. YUM!! These look amazing! I’m not pregnant… but I LOVE chickpeas… and they’re so expensive to buy at Whole Foods, so I love these! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Oh my goodness, this look so good!!
    I love this recipe and your explanation of how to properly prepare.
    This time of year is my favorite, especially when it comes to eating 🙂

  11. The chickpeas look fabulous and would make a wonderful snack. A great appetiser ahead of a big meal! I hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving xx

  12. Thanks for sharing Janice, we’re glad you liked the recipe! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that your friends and family enjoy these as well. I will be trying these! Can I just say I LOVE your blog. Everything I have made is always so delicious! You have the best recipes!

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