Apparently I have a thing for rainbows. Two recipes in the past week have been rainbow-y. Last week it was a Roasted Rainbow Carrot Tart (a sweet, delicious tart ~ have you tried it yet?)
Today we eat the colors of the rainbow in a soup chock full of chicken and vegetables!
I make this soup often, especially in the cooler months. It is my dads favorite, so when he comes to visit I’m sure to have a pot bubbling away on the stove.
Whenever I cook this for my parents ~ my dad begs my mom to make soup exactly like this back where they live in NY.
She rolls her eyes and says to my dad “you LOVE my chicken soup ~ but OK ~ Marla send us the recipe.”
This exchange has been going on for about 4 years now. I sense some jealousy but we won’t get into that.
Why has it taken me sooooo long to post this recipe? Quite frankly I just add all the ingredients to a large soup pot, season to taste and never measure anything. It is usually gone that night or by the next day without a chance to photograph it.
Mom, dad and blog pals ~ here it is finally.
The simplest chicken soup you will ever make! Grab as many colorful veggies as you can. No stress. Fuss free.
I like mine with just veggies, chicken and a big hunk of cheese on the side.
My kids, hubs and dad like heaps of noodles in theirs.
Have fun with the vegetables you use. Choose your favorites.
Sometimes I use regular potatoes, in this case sweet potatoes. Sometimes spinach, sometimes kale.
Most of the time I use fresh dill, there was none in the store so bright flavored cilantro was a great alternative.
Here in Telluride food availability can be slim pickins at times, so I need to make quick adaptations to some of my ingredients.
Change is good though right?!
There is nothin’ like coming into a warming bowl of soup after a long day of winters play in the fluffy white snow!
Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe Links
- 30 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup Butter Than Toast
- Chicken Noodle Soup Lady by the Bay
- Chicken Soup with Homemade Spaeztle Reformation Acres
- Leftover Roast Chicken Soup with Roasted Veggies
- Miso Chicken Noodle Soup Aida Mollenkamp
- Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup Divine Cuisine
41 thoughts on “Rainbow Veggie Chicken Soup”
This is my ideal soup!! Add lemon juice, cinnamon, chickpeas and garlic and it’s my family’s version. Right up my alley!
Liz, I love that idea. I think version 2 is coming up – with credit back to you of course 🙂
A beautiful and healthy soup! It looks so tasty and colorful.
I love all of the veggies in this – beautiful soup!
Thanks so much Cassie!
I LOVE how hearty this soup is and I’m really liking your rainbow affair 🙂 it just makes everything so pretty and even more enticing to eat! Gorgeous 🙂
“Rainbow Affair” LOVE that 😉
Love all the color here Marla! So pretty. 🙂
Wow, your photos are breathtaking!!! Holy moley, you are seriously talented. The soup looks amazing and full of super healthy stuff, love it!!
Thanks so much Alissa! Funny this was ~ this soup was giving me a run for the money during the shoot…..
Where did you get those gorgeous carrots? The key to good nutrition is a rainbow of colors, this is definitely a cold buster with all of those antioxidants. Beautiful.
Hi Heidi! Great to see you here 🙂 Thankfully I stumbled upon those beauties at the market the other day. Funny ~ I could not find dill, but rainbow carrots were a lovely surprise!
So much stuff packed into one bowl of soup- I would love for my kids to be eating that soup!
So easy to prepare too Heather! Bet your kiddos would enjoy 🙂
Looks like the perfect soup for winter! So pretty too 🙂
Thanks Miss Jenny!! We kinda live on it these days 🙂
love me a good chicken soup!! especially with all those gorgeous veggies!
WOW! I love your recipes, but your stories and pics are just as enjoyable. Thank-you!
My son is off skiing today. This looks like a perfect dinner to come home to! (Especially here, where we don’t see the sun very often and could use a bit of color).
Drop dead gorgeous images, Marla! The 2nd pic down/'”we eat the colors of the rainbow” – love that photo and message!
Marla, the photos of your soup are just gorgeous! Kiddos, too! Makes me want to eat a bowl of this soup right away, even though we’re having a tiny heat wave of temps in the 40s today in Ohio.
I love the bright colors, all I see is flavorful healthy! That is the way to eat. I will need to give this a go soon. My boyfriend, like you husband and dad, would do extra noodles too. My recent version, I add butternut squash, kale, and quinoa. The quinoa makes it so filling, and healthy. I Love these soups!
Such a pretty soup, I love the rainbow veggies!
I love the look of this colorful, hearty chicken soup Marla! It looks perfect for warming up this winter. Thanks for sharing!
Wouldn’t I love to have a bowl of this for lunch! It’s grey, rainy, and cool here. A day just made for soup.
Love all of the colors and flavors in this soup, really gorgeous.
I totally agree! There’s nothing like coming home to a warm bowl of delicious soup on a cold, winter’s day! Kinda wishing I had it already made for me. 😉 Will have to try it soon!
This is a complete bowl of perfection…
I can literary live on this, I can add may be some boiled noodles or rice and some pepper flakes… God I am already drooling..LOL
Looks Delicious! The fresh ingredients and photography are dynamite. So beautiful.
What a beautiful looking bowl of soup! Cheese on the side is perfect. Adorable pics of the kids too.
Thanks!! Always gotta have that cheese on the side 🙂
Absolutely loving the burst of color in this post and how can one not enjoy a comforting colorful soup!
I love soups with all different vegetables – the more colorful the better. I do the same with stir-fries. Eat the colors of the rainbow – that’s a great way to assemble any meal. Beautiful!
Mmmm, I cant wait to make this soup! I am really digging the kale in there. Im a bit obsessed with kale at the moment 🙂 I especially love how easy it is to throw together! Really looking forward to it! PS, I linked back to a couple of your quinoa posts in my latest post. Really looking forward to making some of those too!
Gorgeous winter soup, Marla. I love the rainbow carrots.
This is gorgeous. And I’m with you, no noodles but a hunk of cheese on the side to fill me up! Love it for this time of year!
Absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try, Marla. Thanks for sharing.
How colorful & delicious this soup looks! Plus, adding the kale really makes this soup a beneficial an awesomely healthy dish:)
My wife is going to love this soup! If It’s half as good as it looks, 🙂 which i’m sure it is.