Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy, sweet, and spicy — Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas are all that, plus more. We’ll be snacking on these for Cinco de Mayo and with this recipe, it can be part of your festivities too.

Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas

The theme for #SundaySupper this week is Cinco de Mayo with our host, Jen of Juanta’s Cocina. Cinco de Mayo is one of my most favorite foodie holidays, so there was no shortage of recipes that I wanted to share. It took me forever to decide, but ultimately I decided to share Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas.

My husband has been a fan of chipotle peppers for a while now and always enjoys it when I use them in a recipe. Roasted chickpeas have become one of our favorite snacks so it seemed only natural to try making them with the smoky spiciness of chipotles. I gave it a try and I love how they turned out. A single batch of these doesn’t last long in our home, so you may want to make a double batch, especially if you have guests who will be enjoying them.

To make your own, you will first start by draining, rinsing, and then roasting, two cans of chickpeas.

Roasted Chickpeas

While your chickpeas are roasting, you will mix up your chipotle peppers with a few other ingredients in a blender and mix it into your chickpeas.

Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas

 The chickpeas are then spread out for a second time on a baking sheet and roasted in the oven.

Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas

When finished, you have a perfect little (addictive) snack. We like to munch on them during a movie night, but they are also great for setting out during a party or giving as a gift. If spicy isn’t your thing, check out my Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas recipe.

Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas

Here’s how to make Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas, which is formatted for printing or for saving to your ZipList recipe box:

Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas
  • 2 cans chickpeas or garbanzo beans (15.5 ounce each)
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from can of chipotle peppers)
  • Juice of one lime
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas and lay out on a kitchen towel or paper towel to dry. If chickpeas have any skins are loose, discard them.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place chickpeas on baking sheet in a single layer. Spray tops of chickpeas with cooking spray. Roast chickpeas for 15 minutes. Stir & move them around on the sheet and return to oven for another 15 minutes of baking, or until beginning to brown and crunchy. Remove from oven. Place in a bowl.
  3. In a blender, combine chipotle, adobo, lime juice, brown sugar, and salt. Blend until smooth. Pour over roasted chickpeas and gently combine chickpeas with the mixture so that they are evenly coated.
  4. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread coated chickpeas onto baking sheet in a single layer. Return chickpeas to oven and bake for another 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Break up any chickpea clusters Store in airtight container.

If you love Cinco de Mayo as much as I do, you’re going to love this list of recipes below by other food bloggers participating in #SundaySupper. Check them out!

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  1. says

    I have never tried roasted chickpeas, but I have always wanted to! This recipe needs to go on my “must make” list!

  2. says

    Brandie, I’ve been wanting to roast chickpeas for a long time and this post is making me want to run to the store to pick up a few cans right now! I can just imagine how satisfyingly crunchy these are. I can’t handle a lot of heat so your orange spiced chickpea recipe sounds just right for me!

  3. says

    I made roasted chickpeas a couple of Thanksgiving holidays ago, and they were a hit. I think it’s time I make them again and use your recipe. I’ll bet it’s so delicious!

  4. says

    Roasted chickpeas sound fantastic! A great, flavorful snack that is full of protein! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  5. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

    What a great recipe, Brandie! I’m allergic to popcorn, so these would be the perfect substitution!!! 😉

  6. says

    So would it be okay to eat this like popcorn? Because I’m loving every bit about it. Roasted chickpeas are fabulous and your Mexican chipotle version sounds incredible.

  7. says

    This looks SO great! I’ve been hooked on roasted chickpeas for the last few years, but I usually make them curried. I have an open can of chipotles in the fridge, so I’ll give these a try this week!

  8. says

    Wow, I never even thought to make chickpeas for a snack! These look absolutely delicious and I have now added this recipe to my list of things to try!


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