Sauteed Chickpeas are the perfect healthy snack idea. These protein and fiber packed chickpeas pan fry on the stovetop in less than 10 minutes!
These crunchy little chickpeas are so simple to pan fry into the most delicious treat. Toasted to perfection and tossed in a Chili Lime flavor, they are so addicting. At first bite, I was a bit thrown off by the texture, but to my surprise, I continued to gravitate to the bowl, eventually eating the whole thing.
Eat these little gems as a snack, or top them on salads or bowls! They would be awesome as a topping for my turkey taco bowl recipe.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It is on the healthy side of my recipes, but is packed with flavor.
- Chickpeas are loaded with protein, which helps you stay full longer. If you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle or lose weight, this snack would be a great replacement for those chips or popcorn soaked in butter and salt.
- This recipe only takes 15 minutes to make and consists of really simple pantry ingredients.
- It is a very inexpensive recipe to make with less than a few dollars if you have the seasonings already!
If you're looking for more healthy snack ideas, try this Mango Pineapple Smoothie &
Canned Garbanzo Beans/ Chickpeas: The star component of this recipe and packed with protein and fiber.
Chili Powder, Paprika, Cumin & Salt: The perfect Tex Mex seasoning combination to spice up the flavors
Lime: A must have citrus addition
Minced Jalapeño and Garlic: For added heat and flavor
Olive Oil: To assist in toasting the chickpeas
How Make Sauteed Chickpeas:
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Here are the Step by Step Instructions for these Sautéed Chickpeas.
Drain, rinse and dry the chickpeas using a colander or large mesh strainer.
Begin with a large skillet on medium high heat. Add in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and allow it to heat up for about a minute.
Pour the chickpeas into the skillet. Be sure they are completely dry or the oil will pop from the water.
Cook them for 6 to 8 minutes giving them a toss or stir every few minutes. We want them toasted and brown, not burnt. If they are starting to pop out of the pan, reduce the heat to medium.
After they are nice and toasted, reduce heat to low. Add in the spices, lime juice, jalapeño and garlic. Stir well and cook for 1 more minute on low.
Immediately remove chickpeas from the heat into a bowl and allow the chickpeas to cool for a few minutes.
These taste great cold or hot! Enjoy!
Yes, they sure are!
Yes! In fact, 1 cup of garbanzo beans or chickpeas has 14 grams of protein in it.
Chickpeas are perfectly safe to eat out of the can. Rinse the liquid off and you can add to salads or give them a nice toast on the stovetop like this recipe!
Chickpeas pan fry on the stovetop really quickly on medium high heat in about 6 to 8 minutes.