When the new freestyle program rolled out and we were given a revised list of zero point foods I think everyone grabbed their crock pot and whipped up a zero point chili 😉 I won’t lie, having a zero point meal scares me a little but here’s what I do know, it was healthy and very filling, I had 2 smaller bowls for dinner when I made this chili and did not feel the need for much snacking afterwards, so there is some sense in all of this. In order to have it zero points you must be using 99% fat-free ground chicken, I can’t always find 99%, so I say you have a few options, 1) just use what you can find and go with it, I generally find 97% and let’s be honest using it instead of the 99% is not what would have lead me to WW in the first place.. 2) make your own ground chicken at home or 3) count points for the recipe. I say do what feels best for you and your journey. This spicy chicken chili was amazing!!! It is bean free because I simply don’t eat beans but seeing that they are also a zero point food feel free to add some in, and if your not one for spicy you can leave out the Franks sauce and cayenne pepper, but FYI it’s not super spicy. Makes 12- 1 cup servings and on the WW freestyle program is zero points! 🙂
- 2 lbs raw 99% fat-free ground chicken
- 1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (5.5oz) tomato paste
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 diced red pepper
- 1 diced green pepper
- 1 diced yellow pepper
- 1 diced red onion
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 2 cloves fresh diced garlic
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 Tbsp chili powder (feel free to add more to taste)
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ cup franks hot sauce
- Brown your ground chicken in a large pan on the stove.
- Place all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or low 7-8 hours, stirring a few times if possible.
- Makes 12- 1 cup servings, will freeze well.
Smart points- (green) 2 using SP calculator
Points plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving, calories.. 119... Fat 0.9g...Sat fat 0g...Carbs 6.4g...Fiber 1.3g... Sugar 2.9g...Protein 19.4g using My Fitness Pal