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Summer brunch recipes: Fried chicken and apple-pie waffles

Chef John Seymour makes crispy fried chicken, apple pie waffles with caramel milk jam and prickly pear cocktails.
/ Source: TODAY

Chef John Seymour of Sweet Chick in New York City is joining TODAY to share a few of his favorite summer brunch recipes. He shows us how to make crispy fried chicken, apple pie waffles and a refreshing pear cocktail.

Sweet Chick Fried Chicken

Every bite of this crispy chicken is juicy and flavorful. Brining the chicken overnight gives the spices a chance to get deep into the meat.

Who says you can't have dessert in the morning? This pie-inspired waffle brings the warm spices and sweet fruit flavor of all-American apple pie to the breakfast table.

Last Day of Summer Cocktail

This cocktail will keep you cool in the warm weather months until the very last day of summer.


  • 3¼ cups tequila
  • 2 cups prickly pear purée
  • 1¾ cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup spiced pear liquor
  • Ice


Combine and stir in a large punch container without ice. If ice is desired, eliminate specs of cold water and pour over fresh ice.

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