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5 from 13 votes

Instant Pot Chickpeas

Instant Pot Chickpeas. Easy, foolproof method for cooking dry chickpeas in your Instant Pot (or pressure cooker) less than 1 hour - no soaking required! Flavorful, creamy, and a million times better than canned.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 106kcal



  • 1 lb dry chickpeas - (approx. 2 cups)
  • 6 cups water - (or enough to cover by 1-inch)


  • Add the dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) to your Instant Pot or pressure cooker add enough water that it is covered by at least 1-inch.
  • Secure the lid and place the steam release valve in the SEALING position.
  • Select "Manual" or "Pressure Cooker" mode and cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 45 minutes.
  • After the timer is complete and your Instant Pot beeps, allow your Instant Pot to release naturally for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, manually switch the valve to "venting" - be careful! Use an oven mitt or kitchen towel to cover your hand as the steam is HOT!
  • Remove the lid and test for doneness. Different chickpeas and pressure cookers will each cook a little differently. If your chickpeas are super undercooked, return the lid and cook for 10 minutes more.
  • Once cooked to desired doneness, drain thoroughly. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You may also freeze in smaller portions for up to 6-8 months.


If you do soak your beans before cooking them in the Instant Pot, decrease cooking time to 12 minutes on "manual pressure" HIGH followed by 10 minutes natural release.
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Serving: 12(1/2 cup) approx | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.2g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1.2IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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