Roasting chickpeas until they are deliciously crispy are the key to making boring salads, not so boring. They add flavour, texture and protein. You can use crispy chickpeas to replace nuts or even to complement them.
Peeling chickpeas - this might seem a little exorbitant but if you're after the crispiest chickpeas don't skimp on this step.
When you peel the chickpeas it allows them to crisp up better than if they had their skin on. When the skin is left on it makes it hard for the moisture to fully evaporate stopping the chickpea from reaching its full crispy potential. That being said, if you're short on time don't worry they are still delicious when you don't remove the skin they just don't go quite as crispy.