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How to Cook Canned Chickpeas

This is a recipe for how to cook canned chickpeas
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chickpeas, chick peas, canned chickpeas
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 408kcal


  • 1 slice of bacon cut into about 5-6 pieces
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of chickpeas drained
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Chives parsley or green onions for garnish


  • In a medium sized saucepan, place the bacon pieces over medium heat and allow to cook until the bacon is crispy.
  • While the bacon is frying, drain the water from the can of chickpeas.
  • When bacon is crispy, add the chickpeas, water, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper and stir well.
  • Continue heating over medium heat until heated through, about 4 minutes.
  • Garnish with chives, parsley or green onions.



  • Always drain the can of chickpeas when you open it.
  • Chickpeas have a mild flavor and will pick up whatever flavors you add to them, so go for some bolder flavors.
  • Generally speaking, you will want to add salt to chickpeas due to their bland flavors.  
  • Chickpeas cooked in this recipe are delicious, you might want to prepare more than one can if you are having more than yourself for dinner.


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 6.4mg