When the new freestyle program rolled out and we were given a revised list of zero point foods I think everyone grabbed their crockpot and whipped up a zero point chili πŸ˜‰ 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 afterward, 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! πŸ™‚ On the new personal points program (2021) points range from 0-2PP depending on your 0PP foods.

Spicy chicken chili

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
0-2 personal points, 0SP blue & purple


  • 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)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 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.


Personal points- 0-2 depending on your 0PP foodsΒ 
SP Freestyle- (blue & purple) 0 using the WW recipe builder
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
Author: Drizzle
Course: Main meals



  1. Do you think this recipe would work with chicken breast chopped up and pan β€œfried”?

    • Drizzle Reply

      hi Stephanie, sure I don’t see why not, or shredded chicken cooked in your crockpot

  2. Lori Smith Reply

    So is this Frank’s Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce, and it’s not too hot? Not as hot as Tabasco? And you still add cayenne pepper? Whew! I can almost feel a hole burning in my stomach right now. πŸ˜‰

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lori, no it’s franks original I didn’t put in post it was the cayenne pepper one, just if you don’t want it spicy to leave out the franks and the cayenne pepper πŸ™‚

  3. Hello there
    I’m not from the states and was wondering what sauce is franks sauce ? And is it crucial for the recepie ? Could it be replaced by anything else ? Thank you and have a wonderful day

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, Franks is a spicy hot sauce, you don’t have to use it or can replace it with something similar.

  4. Hello! Are you now including the calories for vegetables, fruit, etc. in your nutrition values? Thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yes, I will be from now on, I don’t think I will be going back to do that for previous recipes, it is a lot of work and I am still working on a few older ones and converting them to freestyle

    • Drizzle Reply

      Sure , I just don’t care for them is why I did not

  5. Love the recipe so did everyone in my family,cut back on the spices in half. It was great

  6. Great receipe! Delicious & love that it’s 0 points on WW freestyle

  7. Can you tell me what stores in Canada sell 99% fat free turkey or chicken? I’m having a hard time finding it.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, honestly I have not seen any, maybe a butcher? I don’t stress about it and if it’s only 97 I go with it, things like that did not get me to WW in the first place πŸ˜‰ I also don’t really eat ground turkey or chicken hardly ever πŸ™

  8. I am making this today, snow day. Just realized, after I added tomato paste, that it had 4 g sugar. I assume you found one with no sugar?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Cathi, yes there is a bit of sugar in tomato paste, but when worked out to per serving it is not going to accumulate to points, there are 12- 1 cup servings in this, check your App, I think tomato paste is 3 points for 1/3 cup??

  9. FYI to everyone who thinks this is 0 Freestyle Points…

    When I put this in the recipe builder on the weight watchers app, the tomato paste makes it 1 point. Not that it really matters, but just saying

    • Drizzle Reply

      HI Greg, might depend on the paste you buy, mine was only 2SP for the whole can, there are 12 – 1 cup servings in this recipe so obviously that will not make a serving a point, but yes if you consume all of the chili in one go haha it would be a few points πŸ˜‰

    • Greg, I ran into the same thing…5.5oz of of Great Value tomato paste is 6 points on my calculator. It makes the recipe 1 point per cup serving.

      • Drizzle Reply

        I just ran this through my recipe builder putting the paste at 6SP (mine was only 3SP, I scanned the can I used) but even at 6 points I still get a 0 point per serving, there is 12 servings and my recipe builder is putting a serving at 0.. sorry not too sure what else to say on this issue

    • Drizzle Reply

      I think so, I’d say over low heat for similar time

  10. Just put it together in my crockpot for the upcoming week. Will be trying your cornbread recipe too, for the first time. I love getting some menu items for my week assembled ahead of time. Makes the week go by so much smoother and I stay on track. Thanks

    • Drizzle Reply

      You are welcome Debby, hope you enjoy both the chili and cornbread πŸ™‚ Here is to a great week!

  11. Thank you so much! Made your chili for dinner tonight and it was excellent! I am looking forward to try some more of your recipes.

    • Drizzle Reply

      So glad you enjoyed the chili and hope you enjoy other recipes πŸ™‚

  12. So good! Used a frozen tri-color pepper and minced garlic which made it SO quick and easy. Also used 99% FF ground turkey bc that was what I found at the store. I will be making this over and over-such a keeper! And at zero points, you can add rice/sour cream/shredded cheese! So awesome. Thank you.

    • Drizzle Reply

      So glad you enjoyed it Jill, I’ll have to try it some time with turkey instead πŸ™‚

  13. Smells and Taste delicious! I made a couple of changes to mine. I did add 2 cans of Red Kidney Beans to mine and used one Chili Seasoning packet on my chicken after I cooked it so it would have more flavor. Yummy, Yummy!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Thanks for the tips Patty, so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  14. Can you freeze part of this? We are only a 2-person family here.

    • Drizzle Reply

      you sure can, it freezes very well, then just leave out to dethaw πŸ™‚

  15. I just came across this recipe and can hardly wait to try it! Have you tried making it in an Instant Pot/pressure cooker? If so, could you share how, please? I am very new to the Instant Pot.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jodie, I don’t have an instant pot so I’m not much help there unfortunately .. I hope you enjoy the chili πŸ™‚

  16. Holly Bordelon Reply

    I made this today with ground turkey and CRUSHED tomatoes (all I had on hand). It is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  17. Janky_Dragon Reply

    Just had to come by and say this is so dang delicious! I’ve made it a few times now and I will continue making it as much as I can. The seasonings in this are just great. Mostly the only chilis I’ve had in my life you would usually add cheese and sour cream or something, but this is amazing all on its own and needs absolutely nothing else. It’s like my new favorite meal. Thank you!

    • Drizzle Reply

      That is so great to hear πŸ™‚ It is one of my favorites too!

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