How Vikram Vij Reinvented the Chicken Nugget
… with an Indian twist, of course.
One of the chefs that brothers Peter and Chris Neal recruited for the new book, Goodness: Recipes & Stories, was Vancouver chef Vikram Vij, who recounts the origin of his butter chicken schnitzel. “One night while at a local restaurant, the girls wanted to order chicken nuggets, while my wife, Meeru, was trying to get them to try something else. The next evening, I decided to show the girls what ‘real’ chicken nuggets are: chicken schnitzel! And when my daughter Nanaki joked, ‘Hey, let’s make butter chicken schnitzel,’ I made the sauce on the spot.”