Chickpea Poppers

As demonstrated in the “Spiced” episode of Live It – November 2018

Watch the episode here.

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  • 1 can chickpeas (preferably no-salt-added)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas and blot dry with a paper towel.
  3. Arrange dry chickpeas in a single layer on a dry, rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 15 minutes.
  5. While chickpeas are roasting, mix spices and salt together in a small bowl. If using salted chickpeas, consider reducing or omitting the salt.
  6. Remove chickpeas from the oven, drizzle with olive oil and stir until chickpeas are evenly coated. Sprinkle seasoning blend over oiled chickpeas and stir again to coat chickpeas evenly in spices.
  7. Return to the oven and roast for another 10–20 minutes, or until chickpeas are very crunchy.
  8. For best quality, serve immediately. Chickpeas may be stored at room temperature for up to a day if very crunchy. Refrigerate for longer storage. Once refrigerated, chickpeas will not be as crunchy.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Serving size is ¼ recipe

Calories  150.4

Total Fat  5.4 g

    Saturated Fat  0.7 g

    Polyunsaturated Fat  1.2 g

    Monounsaturated Fat  3.0 g

Cholesterol  0.0 mg

Sodium  152.2 mg

Potassium  227.9 mg

Total Carbohydrate  20.2 g

Dietary Fiber  5.8 g

Sugars  3.5 g

Protein  6.5 g

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit