Smokey Roast Chilli Chickpeas (Oil Free) Recipe

roast chilli chickpeas oil free

These Smokey Roast Chilli Chickpeas are the perfect healthy alternative to crisps with a crispy texture and full of flavour.

My oil free roast chickpeas are seasoned with smoked paprika to give the smokey taste and cayenne pepper for a chilli kick.

Smokey Roast Chilli Chickpeas In a Bowl

No oil is needed for these, they are dry roasted so are infinitely healthier than crisps. Full of protein, low in fat, easy to make so what’s not to love with this snack?

I love these chickpeas as a late night snack.

Baked chickpeas are high in fibre to keep you filled for a long time. I can’t sleep if I’m hungry and a snack like this late in the evening settles well in my belly, unlike crisps that contain little nutrition and loads of unhealthy oils.

Smokey Roast Chilli Chickpeas Video Recipe

It hardly a recipe as all it takes is mixing the seasoning and putting in the oven, but so many people that have asked how to make Roast Chilli Chickpeas I thought it deserved a write-up.

You don’t even need to use a bowl for mixing in the bbq chickpea seasoning, just use the baking tray and save on the dirty dishes. It may take half an hour in total, but it only takes 1 min prep time as the oven is doing all the work.

Smokey Roast Chilli Chickpeas Close Up

These roast chickpeas are beautifully crisp. There are a few dark patches but they are not burnt and roasted to this colour gives a great char-grilled taste without any bitterness.

Use this roast chickpeas recipe as a base to add what you like. Just chickpeas

Chickpeas VS Chicken Meme

I created this meme to encourage more plant based foods. The average diet is lacking in fibre so chickpeas are a great food to have for protein.

The amount of protein I admit is a bit misleading as I’m using the cooked weight of chickpeas in this recipe when they are dry. But we do need far less protein than been lead to believe. Nest and Glow Recipes is all about encouraging more plant based foods, its good for your wallet, health and environment so why not try having more chickpeas?

BBQ Roast Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber. Made without any oil and the perfect healthy alternative to crisps #vegan #plants #oilfree #healthyrecipe
Yield: 5 servings of oil free chickpeas

Oil Free Roast Chickpeas

Smokey Roast Chilli Chickpeas Recipe

BBQ Roast Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber. Made without any oil and the perfect healthy alternative to crisps

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp Sea salt


  1. Drain and rinse the chick peas and lay out on a non stick tray. I use some grease-proof paper to save on washing up.
  2. Mix in the smoked paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper and sea salt directly on the tray.
  3. Put chickpea snacks in an oven at 400°F / 200°C for about 30-35 mins.
  4. Remove the baked oil free chickpeas from the oven when they are golden.
  5. If you want these roast chickpeas really crispy they will need closer to 35 mins, but you will need to keep an eye on them as they can go from very crispy burnt in a matter of minutes.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 74Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 358mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 4g

Chickpeas come from the Mediterranean and the middle east regions. They have been shown to help with diabetes, IBS, bone health, blood pressure, heart conditions, inflammation and weight loss.

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5 thoughts on “Smokey Roast Chilli Chickpeas (Oil Free)”

      1. Mauricio Sthandier

        hi, why is so ? Is there a way for cooked peas to mimic can peas ?

        I mean what US the diference… thanks !

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