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instant pot chickpeas served in a dish with fresh rosemary

Instant Pot Chickpeas

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Learn how to make Instant Pot Chickpeas and ways to put them to good use in some easy and delicious chickpea recipes.


  • 2 cups of chickpeas, soaked – see notes 
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 
  • Seasonings of choice, see notes 


  1. Add the chickpeas, vegetable broth, and your seasonings of choice to the Instant Pot. 
  2. Attach the lid and ensure the valve is in the “sealing” position. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook – Manual for 13 minutes. 
  3. Once the Instant Pot has finished, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes. Then, switch the valve to the “venting” position to release any additional pressure. 
  4. Drain the chickpeas and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve as desired. 
  5. Store any leftover chickpeas in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 


  • Soak 2 cups of dry chickpeas in water for 6 hours before using in this recipe. To do this, simply place the chickpeas in a sealable container and cover with water so there’s an inch of water above the chickpeas. Cover and let sit for 6 hours or even overnight.
  • I use vegetable broth for extra flavor, but feel free to use water if you prefer. 
  • These chickpeas can be seasoned however you like! Check out the flavor suggestions below.

Flavor Suggestions (all added in Step 1 unless designated otherwise)

  • Garlic and Herb: 2 cloves garlic and 1 sprig rosemary 
  • Garlic and Paremsan: 2 cloves garlic added in step 1 and ¼ cup grated parmesan added in step 4 
  • Taco: 1 teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon paprika 
  • Asian: ¼ cup soy sauce, 1 garlic clove, 1 teaspoon grated ginger, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: side
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean, American

Keywords: instant pot chickpeas, chickpeas