These Buffalo Chickpea Sweet Potatoes are super easy to make and oh so delicious!
Pierce your potatoes a few times with a fork and place on a foil lined baking sheet. For extra crispy skins, rub with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake 45-60 minutes until tender.
While your potatoes bake, drain the chickpeas in a colander or sieve and rinse well.
Pat the chickpeas dry with a clean dishtowel or paper towels. The drier the chickpeas, the crispier your end result. If you have time, leave them to air-dry for a few minutes, and remove any chickpea skins that come off while drying.
Toss with oil and salt until all your little garbanzos are coated, then arrange in an even layer on a baking sheet.
Roast on the center rack for 20-25 minutes until crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. I add them to the oven with my sweet potatoes after they've been in the oven for 20-25 minutes usually.
Once your potatoes, allow to cool slightly and slice vertically.
Snag your chickpeas from the oven and, while still hot, add them to a bowl with your paprika (I used regular, not smoked, for this one) and if you'd like some extra heat, you can add a little cayenne pepper to the mix too. I always do! Toss/mix to coat.
Taste and adjust as needed. This is the part where I start eating the entire thing of buffalo chickpeas with a spoon. My bad!
Divide your saucy chickpeas every between the 4 sweet potatoes and top with diced jalapeños, green onion, and all your favorite toppings from the list above! I went with chopped cabbage, ranch, and extra hot sauce - YUM!
Short on time? You can microwave your sweet potatoes instead of baking them!
Pierce with a fork and cook on high for 7-8 minutes. Depending on size, yours may be done quicker or require an extra minute or two. Top with your buffalo chickpea filling and pile high with your choice of toppings!
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator and will vary based on size of sweet potatoes used and toppings. Adjust as needed and enjoy!
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