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Sticky, Sweet + Spicy Chickpeas

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 3 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 15oz Can of Chickpeas, drained and rinsed

For the Sauce

  • 1-2 tablespoon Sambal or less if you are really sensitive to spice!
  • 1 tablespoon Agave Nectar or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 6 tablespoon Water


  • First make the sauce. In a small bowl, combine Sambal, agave, cornstarch, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and water. Whisk well to combine.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and chickpeas. Sauté chickpeas for about 5 minutes, stirring very occasionally.
  • Once the chickpeas are lightly browned, turn head down to low then stir the sauce once more and add to the pan. Stir quickly, and let sauce simmer for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and serve!
Keyword 20 minute recipe, Beans, Buffalo Chickpeas, Chickpea Recipes, Easy Recipe, Lunch