Now that the summer seems to be well and truly leaving us, the darker days are setting in and the colder temperatures taking over – we wanted to share some warming autumn soup recipes for you to try at home starting with this delicious and vibrant chicken and vegetable dish! Who says soup has to be boring recipes like this!?

Rainbow Vegetable Chicken Soup

Add some colour to your dinner with this vibrant rainbow vegetable chicken soup using the NEFF CircoTherm®. It will quickly become a family favourite!


8 chicken drumsticks
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 litre chicken stock
2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite-size chunks
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into bite-size chunks
100 g trimmed green beans (fresh or frozen)
1 yellow pepper, sliced
50 g rainbow chard
¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced
2 radishes, thinly sliced
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley

Allergens are marked in bold


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C CircoTherm. Place the drumsticks in an oven-proof tray and drizzle on the oil. Sprinkle on half the salt and pepper. Place in the oven, with medium added steam and cook for 25 minutes, until golden.

Step 2

Place a large pan on the hob. Add the chicken drumsticks and any cooking juices from the tray into the pan (be sure to scrape up all the crispy bits from the tray. You can loosen it with a little of the chicken stock if needed). Add the chicken stock to the pan along with the remaining salt and pepper, the potatoes and carrots, bring to the boil, then simmer for 12 minutes.

Step 3

Add in the green beans and yellow peppers and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Add in the chard and cook for 2-3 minutes to wilt. Turn down the heat to low.

Step 4

Using a set of tongs, remove the chicken drumsticks and place them on a chopping board. Whilst holding the drumstick with the tongs, use a fork to shred the chicken off the bone. Place all the chicken meat back in the pan and discard the bones.

Step 5

Stir the chicken into the soup and then spoon into four bowls. Decorate with thin slices of red cabbage and radish, and a sprinkling of parsley.