Jumpin' Chickpeas Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Jumpin' Chickpeas Recipe
  • READY IN 7 mins

Jumpin' Chickpeas

Recipe by  

"This delicious, crunchy snack pairs fried garbanzo beans with lemon-pepper and Creole seasonings. You'll know the garbanzo beans are done frying when they begin to jump around the skillet!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 min
  • COOK

    6 mins

    7 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour beans into hot skillet. Stir in lemon-pepper, Creole seasoning, and a few grinds of black pepper. Cover, and cook, stirring often, until beans are golden brown and begin to 'jump' around the pan, about 5 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2009

This was good! Cooked for about 20 minutes to get them all crunchy. Used other seasonings and a bit more oil.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 24, 2005

Well, they did jump in the pan...but they weren't very crunchy at all (actually, they had the consistency of a raw chick pea - and I cooked them much longer than it said). I might have been expecting too much - I think the term 'snack' led me to believe that they would be something you could make and then take for lunches or snacks...it's really an eat-it-hot sort of dish. It was okay for what it was - my boyfriend really liked them - but I think those chick peas would have been better used in hummus.


14 Ratings

Sep 20, 2010

Meh :-S Not really my bag, I should have tried making hummus like some other reviewers suggested.

Sep 07, 2010

the traditional way to make this is to deep fry well soaked but *not* cooked garbanzos.

Aug 02, 2010

The flavor was good but i could not get the chick peas crunchy. I cooked them alot longer then the recipe says but just ended up burning some of them.

Apr 11, 2011

it took for ever to cook and ended up burning. would have been better deep fried...but i don't deep fry anything. won't make a agian :(

Jun 26, 2009

I agree with the previous review. However, I took the beans and used them to make hummus out of - it's pretty good! 1/3 cup tahini, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt (although I would use a bit less, or none at all, the lemon pepper and creole seasoning adds enough salt), 2 gloves garlic (although, I might use less than this too). I also had to add some water, I think the cooked beans were harder to blend.

Aug 22, 2011

I tried the Jumpin Chickpeas and they were delicious. Thanks for the recipe in my box


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 6.9 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 919 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Roasted Chickpeas

Canned chickpeas are seasoned and roasted to a crispy, crunchy finish.

Chef John's Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas with cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper.

Indian Chickpeas

See how to make garbanzo beans simmered with Indian spices.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States