Extra Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Who doesn’t love crispy? But you know what’s better? Crispy with a big, bold spiciness. These super spicy roasted chickpeas have you covered from all ends. Expect this snack to disappear fast. Eating only one—or even a handful—is near impossible.

Extra spicy roasted chickpeas, ready for some bold snacking!

Cayenne pepper powder is the heat source. The recipe calls for one teaspoon, but we wouldn’t stop you from doubling down on the cayenne to get your spicy snacking on. Too hot? Lower the cayenne to half a teaspoon and increase the chili powder by the same amount. The addition of cumin to the mix provides a delicious earthiness that works very well with the nuttiness of the chickpeas.

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Extra Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Extra Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy and earthy, with a cayenne level heat
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 268 kcal


  • 3 cups chickpeas approximately two 15 ounce cans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder Add an extra teaspoon, for especially spicy!
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Drain the chickpeas, then pour them into a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss the chickpeas to thoroughly coat them with the spices.
  • Spread the chickpeas evenly on an aluminum foil covered baking sheet, then bake them for 30 minutes or until the chickpeas are crispy looking.


Looking for less spiciness? Cut the cayenne down to 1/2 teaspoon and increase the chili powder by 1/2 teaspoon.


Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 11gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 309mgPotassium: 387mgFiber: 10gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 396IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 4mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 8, 2024 to include new content.
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