Zero Point Spicy Chicken Chili

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Zero Point Spicy Chicken Chili that's made in the slow cooker couldn't be easier to make and is really delicious. With just enough spice, plenty of veggies, and lean ground chicken you will love all the flavor without any guilt.

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Zero Point Spicy Chicken Chili is packed with lean ground chicken, peppers, onions, and corn for a hearty chili that is only 226 calories and zero Freestyle Smartpoints.

I don't know about you, but the minute the new Weight Watchers zero point food list came out, I couldn't wait to make some zero point chili. Now to be honest, having a hearty soup like these with 0 points made me a bit nervous. However I was pleased to discover that after having about 2 cups worth for dinner, I wasn't hungry and didn't feel the need to snack. There is something to this new program that seems to be making sense.

Weight Watchers Chicken Chili in a slow cooker with peppers, onions, and tomatoes.

Now let's talk about this chili. It's packed with tomatoes, peppers, onions, lean ground chicken, and plenty of spices. I left out beans since I am just not a fan. But you could definitely add in some black beans, kidney beans, or pinto beans to make a more traditional chili. Plus since they are zero points, you don't have to worry about that if you are on WW. In terms of spice, this actually isn't that spicy of a chili even with the Frank's, cayenne, and chili powder. You can either bump it up with more or tame it by using less or eliminating the hot sauce and cayenne completely. Lastly, this chili freezes well so don't be afraid to make a nice big batch. You'll be happy to have it for quick meals in the future.

Tips for Making Zero Point Weight Watchers Spicy Chicken Chili

  • You can use 99% lean ground chicken or turkey for this recipe. Ground beef or ground turkey sausage would also work but it will no longer be a zero point soup.
  • To deepen the flavors, saute the peppers and onions with the chicken before adding them to the slow cooker.
  • For a more traditional chili, add your favorite beans to the mix. Kidney beans are typically used in chili but anything will work.
  • Think outside the box! This chili is really tasty as a soup but can also be used in all types of recipes if you use a little less broth. Consider scrambling it into eggs, adding it as a topping to a baked potato, making some sweet potato nachos, or serving it over spaghetti squash with some melted cheese.
  • A good bowl of chili needs some toppings. Consider adding cilantro, green onions, Greek yogurt or light sour cream, cheese, baked tortilla chips, or avocado.

Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Chili in the crockpot with corn, chicken, and broth.

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The Recipe

Zero Point Spicy Chicken Chili

COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 15 Min
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  • 2 lbs 99% lean ground chicken
  • 1 U red pepper, diced
  • 1 U green pepper, diced
  • 1 U yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 U red onion, diced
  • 2 U cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp chili powder (feel free to add more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 28 oz. canned diced tomatoes
  • 5.5 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn (leave out for low carb)
  • 2 U bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce (Frank's hot sauce)

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226
Calories from Fat 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 79mg
Sodium 460mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 31g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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Zero Point Spicy Chicken Chili
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On Zero Point Spicy Chicken Chili
August 9, 2018 - 08:26
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This was SO delicious! I used Muir Glen organic fire roasted tomatoes and omitted the cayenne and hot sauce to keep it mild. The flavor was amazing and my super picky daughter made an effort to save her some for lunch the next day. Def a do again meal!
Cynthia Godfrey
April 27, 2018 - 13:53
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The only thing I changed was the addition of pinto beans and HERDEZ chipotle salsa medium (canned). I prepared everything in my pressure cooker plus, and it is absolutely delish. This is the 2nd time in 2 weeks that I have made this and my husband always has two bowls. Thanks for this wonderful recipe with 0 points!!!
January 16, 2018 - 14:14
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