Evil Jungle Prince with Chicken

I had never tasted this spicy stir-fry with the intriguing name of "Evil Jungle Prince with Chicken" until I made it myself.
"Evil" in this instance translates to tasty!

Omit the chicken if you like, for a surprisingly flavorful vegetarian/vegan dish.
You could also substitute shrimp, turkey, or tofu for the chicken.
Use almost any combination of slivered or sliced vegetables that you like. Utilizing what I had on hand I used green beans, zucchini, straw mushrooms, baby corn, and slivered red bell pepper.
The stir fry is served on a bed of sliced or chopped cabbage. Although the recipe didn't indicate it, I briefly stir-fried the cabbage in a little oil before cooking the chicken and vegetables because I like the way stir-frying brings out the sweetness in cabbage, and makes the texture more pleasing. Just a personal preference, but it's not a necessary step.

The sauce is comprised of lemon grass, red Thai chili peppers, coconut milk and fish sauce. Some don't care for the pungent flavor of fish sauce, so I cut the strength by using 1/2 fish sauce, and 1/2 soy sauce. (You could use all soy sauce if you prefer.)
The recipe also calls for slivered Kaffir lime leaves (I had none so I omitted.)

Basil leaves are sprinkled over the final dish, but you won't see them in the pictures ~ because I forgot about them until we sat down to eat. *sigh*

One of us doesn't care for extremely spicy food so I reduced the amount of Thai peppers, and the coconut milk tames the heat a bit, lending a silky, non-sweet smoothness to the dish.

Wow, I was surprised at how much we liked this! I'll definitely make it again soon... probably the veggie version later this week.

If you would like a copy of the recipe you can find it on my recipe blog by clicking HERE.


  1. I love the contrast between the funny (intriguing) title and the delicious looking dish! And speaking of delicious, your new 'Suggestions for Fall' widget, my creative, tablescape-talented friend...I think THAT's just plain EVIL. You shouldn't be tempting me. :)

  2. The first time I had Evil Prince Chicken was in Portland, Oregon. I fell in love with it and Thai food has been my favorite ever since. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I've never heard of this dish before. It looks delicious. I'll have to try this very soon. It just sounds too good! :)

  4. mmmmmm.mmmmmm.mmmmm! You make food look soooo good!

  5. I've never heard of this, or at least not by that name. It looks really delicious and the photos are wonderful. You made me hungry.


  6. done it again!!!!!...this is on my list!
    It looks utterly gorgeous!

  7. I love salads, Mari, and this one sounds incredibly delicious! I can't wait to try it.

  8. Oh my goodness..this looks wonderful.I will definately get the recipe..and can't wait to make it.

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  11. What a name for a dish :) I thought it was for Halloween, LOL! But really, it's versatile and delish. Beautiful presentation and photos as always, Mari!

  12. your dish looks so colorful and healthy. really great job.

  13. Love the name..I like the cabbage stir fried too..even with my corned beef..:)

  14. Ahhhhhh....You are a wonderful photographer..I must say..what a visual spare sometime and give us tips for our blog as well..Thanks in Advance..


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