Sunday, August 3, 2014

Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas

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! 

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