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Pan Fried Cajun Chickpeas

by Aggies Kitchen on May 25, 2010

You seriously must try these.

Over the weekend I was introduced to these little gems.  I was at a birthday party where a mom friend mentioned her addiction to “fried chickpeas”…hmmm…sounded good to me.  When she told me how she made them I was instantly intrigued.  Why haven’t I thought to do this myself?

It’s so simple people…and these babies make the best snack, appetizer or even better, topping for a salad (which I experienced for lunch today – holy yum!).  I seasoned them up with a cajun seasoning I had on hand, but I’m thinking the sky is the limit as far as these go.  I may have to play around with some ideas…

To prepare the chickpeas you lightly dust them in seasoned flour then saute them in a little bit of olive oil in a hot pan till they get nice and crispy.  That’s it.  Oh and sprinkle a little sea salt over them when they are done.  Seriously addicting.

Thank you so much for sharing Juliet!

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Pan Fried Cajun Chickpeas

A fun way to serve up chickpeas as a snack or salad topping!


  • 1 can chickpeas (I like to use Bush's Garbanzo Beans)
  • 2-3 tsp flour
  • 2-3 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2-3 TB olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste


  1. Rinse and dry chickpease on paper towel. Be sure to dry completely.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick skillet over medium high heat. Combine flour and seasoning in a small bowl or plate. Roll chickpeas in seasoned flour until lightly dusted. Carefully add chickpeas to skillet, in batches, cooking for a few minutes before gently tossing them around in pan.
  3. Cook chickpeas until they look crisp and lightly browned. Remove from pan and serve warm.


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