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KORi Wines
March 24, 2020 | KORi Wines

Cooking with Wine

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Soup

A family favorite that keeps well and frankly gets better over time: rosemary lemon chicken orzo soup!  All simple ingredientssome may not be familiar with the orzo which is just pasta that looks like rice.  The amounts and directions below are based on a large stockpot or a 5-7qt Dutch oven - you can adjust as needed.


  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt & pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic (diced)
  • 1-2lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4-5 carrots (sliced)
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 3-4 celery stalks (sliced)
  • 4-5 mushrooms (sliced)
  • 5-8 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 cup dry orzo pasta 
  • Bay leaves
  • Dried thyme
  • Garlic powder
  • Dry, white wine
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Lemon
  • Cilantro 


  1. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in the pot on medium heat and season the cut into chunks chicken thighs with salt & pepper.   Brown the chicken for a few minutes on each side, until golden, then set aside.
  2. Add a bit more oil to the pot along with the garlic, onion, celery, carrots & mushrooms.  Cook and stir occasionallyfor 4-5 minutes.  Add 1 teaspoon of dried thyme and cook for another minute.
  3. Add in chicken stock*, 1 cup of white wine, 1 cup water & 2 bay leaves.  Bring pot to a boil. *With unsalted chicken stock you can then add additional salt & pepper to taste here.  Usually a few pinches of coarse sea salt is a good start.  
  4. Stir in orzo, 2 sprigs of rosemary & chicken and simmer for 11-13 minutes until orzo is tender.  About halfway through taste the broth and salt & pepper again to taste to give the seasoning a few more minutes to fill out.
  5. Serve with fresh cilantro.

The soup keeps very well and frankly is even tastier on the second or third day after re-heating.  For wines we use our 2019 Pinot Blanc from Arroyo Seco or if you want to get crazy the 2018 Highlands Ranch SLH sparkling blanc de blancs.  Either wine is a great pairing with the soup or try one with lunch and one with dinner! 

Time Posted: Mar 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM Permalink to Cooking with Wine Permalink
KORi Wines
March 21, 2020 | KORi Wines

Our Current Update - COVID 19

Hi Friends,

What a week it has been since we sent out a rosy spring email.  Given how fast things changed over last week we thought it best to let the dust settle and then reach out with a new update.

The Carmel tasting room is currently closed through April 8th and will update and evaluate accordingly given the shelter-in-place orders.   We are offering free local delivery on the Monterey Peninsula and in Carmel Valley & Salinas Valley.  We are also offering $1 shipping on all orders of 3 or more bottles.  Let's keep Celine & Ashley busy while we are closed to the public! 

We were so excited to have a 1 year tasting room anniversary party on the 4th but sadly that will have to be postponed.  But, we are now offering an updated last-of-vintage sale for the estate 2014 KW Ranch SLH Pinot Noir ($49).  If you guy 3 or more bottles we'll give you 10% off, if you buy 9 or more bottles we'll give you 20% off.  The 2014 is in its prime time drinking window right now and was a crowd favorite last month at the World of Pinot -- it still has a few years left in the cellar as well.  If you have any issues with the discounts or shipping while ordering online just shoot us an email. (Club KorK members recieve the quantity discount OR their club discount, whichever is greater.) 

We're all in this together,

Kori, Kirk & Justin

Time Posted: Mar 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM Permalink to Our Current Update - COVID 19 Permalink