I'm one of those people that sees "buffalo" on a menu, and I have to order it. Buffalo shrimp, buffalo wings, buffalo wraps. I just love that flavor.
Unfortunately, "buffalo" doesn't usually imply that you're going to get something nutritious. When in need of an a buffalo fix, you can do no wrong with these crispy Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas. These chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) pack a punch with that buffalo flavor we all love, and also provide a great source of protein and fiber.
These make a great snack as is, but would also add a nice crunch to a salad.
Ingredients (as a snack for 2, easily doubled):
* 1 (7.5 oz) can chickpeas
* 1.5 tbsp. hot sauce (I use Frank's)
* 1/2 tbsp. butter
Preheat the oven to 450. Drain the chickpeas and rinse them under water. Drain thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel.
Combine butter and hot sauce and melt in the microwave (about 10 seconds). Pour the buffalo sauce over the chickpeas and toss to coat. Place the chickpeas on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, shaking once or twice so the chickpeas are evenly browned. Enjoy!