snacks

Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 to 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and dried with paper towels

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 2 tsp coriander, ground

  • 2 tsp cumin, ground

  • 2 tsp dried thyme

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 lemon, zested

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the seasonings and toss with dried chickpeas to make sure that they are evenly coated.

  2. Transfer spiced chickpeas to the air fryer and cook at 400F until browned and crisp, for 6 to 12 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through to make sure that they get cooked evenly.

  3. Serve warm!

Souvlaki Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers

Souvlaki Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Serves: 2 to 4

INGREDIENTS

Buttermilk chicken tender:

  • 1 cup buttermilk, chilled

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 1 tsp of dried oregano

  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 large chicken breast or thighs, cut into chunks

Drenching session:

  • 1 cup of AP flour

  • 1 tbsp of cumin

  • 1 tsp of Aleppo pepper

  • 1/2 tbsp of black pepper

  • 1 tbsp of salt

  • Cooking spray

Garlic labneh aioli:

  • 1/2 cup of labneh

  • 1/2 cup of mayo

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 garlic, grated

  • 1/2 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Marinate:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the buttermilk, salt, dried oregano, fresh thyme, lemon zest and juice, and eggs until well combined.

  2. Add the chicken to the buttermilk marinade and refrigerate for 2 hours — overnight.

Drenching:

  1. In a bowl, stir the four, cumin, Aleppo pepper, black pepper and salt.

  2. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk mixture; drench in the flour until evenly coated. Transfer to the air fryer rack and spray the chicken with an oil spray.

  3. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer and air fry it at 375F until golden brown, for about 7 to 9 minutes.

  4. Transfer it to the plate, and serve it with garlic labneh aioli.

Garlic labneh aioli:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Serve it with fried chicken tenders!