If you like your chicken to be a little sweet and a little spicy, this hot honey chicken is a recipe you should definitely try. It’s the ultimate twist on the meat, striking a perfect balance between heat and sweet that you can whip up in your air fryer. The best part? You can make this meal using limited ingredients and even store the hot honey sauce to make your future dishes even more scrumptious.
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ cup honey
- ½ Tbs. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2½ tsp. salt
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken
- 2½ tsp. garlic powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 Tbs. water
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp. paprika
- 4 cups plain cornflakes, crushed into breadcrumbs
- 1½ tsp. ground mustard
Start by mixing garlic, honey, red pepper flakes, and vinegar in a saucepan on medium heat for about five minutes and set it aside. You can store this hot honey mixture once cooled for up to a month in an airtight jar in the fridge. Next, preheat your air fryer to 375°F. In a medium bowl, put in the crushed cornflakes and mix them with pepper, salt, paprika, garlic powder, flour, and ground mustard. In a second bowl, beat water and eggs together. Now take your chicken breast and dip them in the egg mixture, and then coat them with the dry corn flake mixture. Repeat the process twice for each chicken breast piece until everything is covered well. Grease your preheated air fryer with nonstick cooking spray. Take the coated chicken pieces and place them in the basket. Cool them for five to six minutes, flip them over, then cook again for another five to six minutes. Once the chicken is golden brown, remove it from the basket. Dunk the cooked chicken pieces in your honey hot sauce until it’s completely covered. Put the remaining sauce on the side and serve.
There are many other things you can use your hot honey sauce on. You can add it to a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a peppery taste. You can even add it to pizza, because what topping doesn’t go well with pizza? For your steamed and roasted veggies, this could be the next best accompaniment that will have you licking your fingers. For all the cheese lovers, swap out your normal honey with this tangy taste of deliciousness. Lastly, if you love baking biscuits at home, this sauce pairs well with them as well!
Nintendo announced the addition of N64 and Sega Genesis games to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription via an “Expansion Pack.”
As soon as players were allowed to add another $30 to their $20 / year subscription, they took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the less-than-ideal emulation quality.
A particularly fascinating set of images posted to Twitter by speedrunner ZFG1 comparing the N64, Wii Virtual Console, and Switch versions of the Water Temple was a hot topic today. The Switch version was noticeably devoid of fog, revealing hideous textures resembling water. ZFG1 claimed that the input speed for Mario 64 and Starfox 64 seemed fine; however, Zelda had some noticeable input lag in movement.
The Same… But Different
While the tweet’s images of the missing fog sparked outrage directed at N64 games producer Jon Riesenbach demonstrated on Twitter that the fog-free look is much more reminiscent of the Japanese version of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He said that this likely wouldn’t matter to people who had already written news articles and made up their minds regarding the topic; however, he claimed that the last screenshot was how JP Ocarina’s water has always looked.
Riesenbach would later delete this tweet after ZFG1 confirmed that the two images were, indeed, the Japanese versions of the game running on Wii U and Switch. While both versions look quite identical, the Wii U release from six years ago still runs more smoothly than the Switch version released today.
N64 Classics Are Eternal
Nintendo’s library is one of the most extensive and frequently revisited in the gaming industry, and fans frequently make exhaustive comparisons between ports and the original releases (down to the scan lines on old CRT TVs). Attempts to bring the purest form of retro gaming to modern displays are a business model for companies such as Analogue, EON Gaming, and MiSTer, which offer classic games in a variety of resolutions on modern displays.
There appears to be sufficient demand for the ideal nostalgic experience that N64 should fine-tune each game further and perhaps even release regionally-specific versions of games for a new generation to discover. Perhaps a world without virtual consoles or subscription-based gaming services would be preferable for fans. The ability to purchase collections from various game publishers (for example, the Mega Man Legacy Collection) enables a higher level of nostalgic fan service by bundling multiple games, artwork, and possibly some fine-tuned emulation (although, perhaps that does not always work out).
To Nintendo’s credit, the controller you use accounts for roughly half of the nostalgic experience of playing classic games. Beginning in 2018, N64 began offering versions of the Nintendo and Super Nintendo controllers, and now the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers are available (although, currently sold out).
Nintendo Switch Online is normally $19.99 per year for individuals and $34.99 per year for families. It includes N64 and Super Nintendo games. It costs an additional $30 for an individual or $45 for a family of eight to unlock the “expansion pack.”