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Crispy Parmesan Chickpeas - A Family Feast

Crispy Parmesan Chickpeas

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Drain chickpeas in a strainer and rinse. Place chickpeas on several layers of paper towels and blot to dry completely. (This step is important to ensure that your chickpeas will get crispy.)
  2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until it starts to glisten. Add chickpeas to hot skillet (be careful of any splattering) and cook until golden brown and crispy all over – approximately 20 minutes – stirring occasionally.
  3. Once cooked, transfer chickpeas to a bowl. Sprinkle cheese, garlic powder, lemon zest, oregano, salt and pepper over the chickpeas and toss to coat.
  4. Cool seasoned chickpeas on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.