Gluten-Free Baobab & Sesame Chicken

I was sent a tub of Organic Baobab Fruit Powder from Eco Products to try earlier this week and I was blown away after reading up on the health benefits of Baobab fruit!

The list is long, are you ready for it?

Baobab fruit is literally a super fruit!

  • Baobab powder is very high in vitamin C.
  • It is a natural source of calcium.
  • It contains magnesium, potassium and B-complex vitamins.
  • Baobab powder contains dietary fibres.
  • It has prebiotic properties
  • The powder is an excellent antioxidant.

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Still not convinced? It’s damn delicious too. I tasted some of it straight up yesterday and it has a tart, almost citrusy flavor. I really liked it and obviously it’s a lot healthier that wheat flour and more tasty too. And it’s low car too, this is what the composition of Baobab flour:

Baobab powder contains

Vitamin C 221 mg/100g
Potassium 2270 mg/100g
Calcium 401 mg/100g
Magnesium 148 mg/100g
Energy 481 kJ/100g – 113 kcal/100g
Protein 2 g/100g
Fat 0.2 g/100g
Carbohydrate 26 g/100g
Sugars 17 g/100g
Fibre 54 g/100g
Soluble Fibre 42 g/100g
Insoluble Fibre 12 g/100g
Antioxidants (Hydrophilic ORAC)


Along with the Baobab Powder, I was sent a recipe to make Baobab and Sesame chicken which I made a couple of nights ago, it was damn good!

Baobab Powder comes in a 200g tub for R105 and a 400g tub for R192. You can buy yours online here or find a store/stockist nearest you here
And here is the recipe for the Gluten-Free Baobab & Sesame Chicken which I made.

Sesame & Baobab Chicken
Serves 4
A delicious gluten free meal for the whole family.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
341 calories
3 g
199 g
16 g
44 g
3 g
166 g
129 g
0 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341
Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 199mg
Sodium 129mg
Total Carbohydrates 3g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Protein 44g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 500g Chicken fillets
  2. 2 eggs beaten
  3. 1/3 cup baobab powder
  4. 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  5. Oil for frying (we suggest using coconut oil or olive oil)
  6. Salad Ingredients
  1. Cut chicken fillets into strips.
  2. Coat the chicken strips by dipping them first in the egg, then in the baobab powder, and lastly the sesame seeds.
  3. Fry in a little oil for approximately 1 minute or until cooked through, turning over to brown both sides.
  1. For a substantial salad that will wow your guests or make for a hearty lunch, halve the above recipe and serve on a bed of baby spinach and basil leaves, with rosemary-roasted red and yellow peppers*, feta, pecorino slivers, and toasted pumpkin seeds.
  2. I served mine with a green salad on the side and mayo for dipping!
Adapted from Eco Products
Adapted from Eco Products
The Blessed Barrenness



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  • Reply Gaelyn Cokayne

    I love he look of this! Chris just got me a Nutribullet and I think adding this to my concoctions will make a huge difference in my daily nutrients. Def gonna give it a try!

    June 2, 2016 at 9:02 am
    • Reply Sharon

      It’s really delicious Gae!

      June 2, 2016 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply MamaZombieZA

    How interesting! I’m keen to get some now!

    June 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      You must, it’s really good!

      June 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Cheryl Miller

    I don’t mean to be a stickler but surely this can’t be low carb at 26g/100g of powder – and the sugars seem very high too. What am I missing here?

    July 14, 2016 at 11:40 am
    • Reply Sharon

      Hi Cheryl
      If you look at the recipe, the carb content balanced out by fibre etc equates to 3g’s per carbs per serving.
      On other sites I’ve read up on re. Baobab powder, they generally state that a 10gram serving equates to 3.9g’s of carbs so I think that is still within the low carb range.

      July 14, 2016 at 6:52 pm

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