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Spicy chicken chili

December 10, 2017

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! 🙂


Spicy chicken chili
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Serves: 12
 
0SP Freestyle, 2SP/3PP
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Brown your ground chicken in a large pan on the stove.
  2. Place all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or low 7-8 hours, stirring a few times if possible.
  3. Makes 12- 1 cup servings, will freeze well.
Notes
SP Freestyle- 0 using the WW recipe builder
Smart points- 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

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18 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie December 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Do you think this recipe would work with chicken breast chopped up and pan “fried”?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm

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

  • Reply Lori Smith December 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    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. 😉

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      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 🙂

  • Reply Michal December 10, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    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
    Michal

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm

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

  • Reply mia January 2, 2018 at 1:21 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 2, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      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

  • Reply Corinnna January 6, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Can you add kidney bean?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 1:44 pm

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

  • Reply Corinna January 6, 2018 at 4:47 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      Awesome, glad everyone enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Joyce January 8, 2018 at 10:53 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Brnadette January 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    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 Drizzle January 16, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      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 😉 I also don’t really eat ground turkey or chicken hardly ever 🙁

  • Reply Cathi January 17, 2018 at 11:49 am

    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 Drizzle January 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      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??

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