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Weight Watchers Chili Recipe for ZERO Points!

This healthy three bean and ground lean meat Weight Watchers chili recipe is ZERO points on the Freestyle and My WW Blue program! It’s filling and delicious. Make in the pressure cooker, Instant Pot, or crockpot!

You can also scroll down to the bottom of the post to get the recipe card and a video of how this delicious turkey chili is made.

ZERO Points Weight Watchers Chili Recipe

I’m so excited to share this Weight Watchers chili recipe. When I say that we eat this chili every single day, I’m not exaggerating.

We make this turkey chili in our pressure cooker and then eat out of the container for lunch or dinner – and then we repeat the process.

That’s because it’s easy to make, quick (though you can make it in a slow cooker), and inexpensive. AND of course, because it has ZERO Weight Watchers Freestyle Points (get the full list of zero point foods here).

That means if I have this chili for a meal with a steamed veggie or fruit side, I’ve got a zero point meal.

Weight Watchers Recipes

I joined Weight Watchers several months ago before switch to the Freestyle program. I had just gotten used to the SmartPoints and was hesitant about Freestyle at first, but now I’ve embraced it and I love that the points roll over and also that I get some “freebie” foods.

Weight Watchers Chili

And that’s where this Weight Watchers chili recipe comes into play! I’ve been working on this recipe for awhile, testing different ingredients until I found something I liked.

Note: the meat must be 99% fat free to be ZERO points. I rotate between chicken and turkey (depending on what I’m craving), but it’s always 99% fat free. If you decide to do a different meat, you’ll need to add that to your recipe and recalculate the points!

Points By Program

If you aren’t on the Freestyle program, here’s a quick guide to the points for this particular recipe. As I said, the program I am on is Freestyle, so that’s the point value I use.

  • Freestyle – 0 points
  • MyWW
    • Blue Plan (same as Freestyle) – 0 points
    • Green Plan – 7 points
  • Old Points – 5 points
  • SmartPoints – 7 points
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One other thing to note about this recipe – I made it in the slow cooker at first, but I much prefer it in the pressure cooker.

Funny side note: I got this Crock-Pot 6Qt pressure cooker but it took me awhile to get brave enough to use the pressure cooking functions. It slow cooks as well, so that’s what I did for weeks before I finally got the onions to push the Beans/Chili button.

I can tell a difference in slow cooking vs. pressure cooking with this recipe. Slow cooked chili tastes better to me the next day after the flavors have had a chance to meld.

In the pressure cooker, this Weight Watchers chili recipe tastes great immediately! Here’s how to make it.

Easy Chili Recipe

Ingredients

  • Ground lean chicken or ground lean turkey – l lb (must be 99% free to be zero points!)
  • 2 15 oz. cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 15 oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 10 oz. cans Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 T cumin
  • 1/2 T oregano
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lime, quartered

Directions

If you are using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot:

1. Place the ground lean meat in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot. Use the Sauté or Brown function on your device to cook the meat.

2. Pour all of the other ingredients into the pressure cooker except the lime. Quarter your lime and squeeze the juice into the pot. Throw the rind away.

3. Select the Beans/Chili button or Meat/Stew button. Start your machine. Make sure the pressure valve is closed. It will cook for 20 – 35 minutes depending on the machine you use (mine is 20!).

4. Release the pressure from your cooker and serve.

If you are using a slow cooker:

1. Cut up the onion.

2. Spray a cooking pan with fat free cooking spray, and sauté the onion for a few minutes.

3. Add the lean ground meat to the pan and cook until the meat is brown, about 5 – 7 minutes.

4. Pour the meat (with the juices) and the onions into the slow cooker.

5. Pour all of the other ingredients into the slow cooker except the lime. Quarter your lime and squeeze the juice into the pot. Throw the rind away.

6. Cook your chili on high for 3 1/2 – 4 hours.

7. Serve this Weight Watchers chili recipe right away!

Add garnishments, which may add to the points value. Depending on the day, I might add chives (0 points), reduced fat cheese (4 – 5 points for a quarter cup), or light sour cream (1 point per tablespoon). This Weight Watchers chili recipe is easy and SO DELICIOUS!


NOTE: If you’re on the SmartPoints or myWW Green program, this recipe is 7 points per serving. Any additional garnishments will have to be calculated based on the WW program you’re in; this is a Freestyle recipe.

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Yield: 10 people

Weight Watchers Chili Recipe

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This healthy three bean and ground lean meat Weight Watchers chili recipe is ZERO points on the Freestyle program! It's filling and delicious. Make in the pressure cooker or crockpot!

Yield: about 1 1/3 cups per serving

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground lean chicken or ground lean turkey
  • 2 15 oz cans kidney beans, (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 15 oz cans pinto beans, (drained and rinsed)
  • 3 10 oz cans Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 T cumin
  • 1/2 T oregano
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, (minced)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lime, quartered

Instructions

If you are using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot:

  1. Place the ground lean meat in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot. Use the Sauté or Brown function on your device to cook the meat.
  2. Pour all of the other ingredients into the pressure cooker except the lime. Quarter your lime and squeeze the juice into the pot. Throw the rind away.
  3. Select the Beans/Chili button or Meat/Stew button. Start your machine. Make sure the pressure valve is closed. It will cook for 20 - 35 minutes depending on the machine you use (mine is 20!). 
  4. Release the pressure from your cooker and serve.

If you are using a slow cooker:

  1. Cut up the onion.
  2. Spray a cooking pan with fat free cooking spray, and sauté the onion for a few minutes.
  3. Add the lean ground meat to the pan and cook until the meat is brown, about 5 - 7 minutes.
  4. Pour the meat (with the juices) and the onions into the slow cooker.
  5. Pour all of the other ingredients into the slow cooker except the lime. Quarter your lime and squeeze the juice into the pot. Throw the rind away. 
  6. Cook your chili on high for 3 1/2 - 4 hours.
  7. Serve hot, adding any garnishments you like (they may count for points!).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 1/3 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 2.2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 1127mgCarbohydrates: 45.3gFiber: 14.2gSugar: 5.8gProtein: 24.3g

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Are you ready to see a video of how this chili recipe was made? Just click “PLAY” below!

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Crock Pot instant pot

For reference, here’s what my Crock-Pot looks like. I love this thing!Crock-Pot 6qt 8-in-1 Multi-Use Express Crock Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker

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Pamela Redding

Friday 17th of January 2020

Could you tell me how many points this recipe is if you are on the green plan. Thanks

Amy

Sunday 19th of January 2020

It is 7 points per serving!

Jo

Saturday 7th of December 2019

Hi! This recipe is a staple for me! Do you happen to know how many points this would be on the green plan? Thank you!

Amy

Sunday 19th of January 2020

7 points per serving :)

Christine

Saturday 7th of December 2019

Can you tell us how many points this would be on the green program please?

Amy

Sunday 19th of January 2020

7 points! Enjoy!

Melissa E

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

This chili is THE BEST. We love it and make it regularly so that we keep our freezer and refrigerator stocked. It is great as a zero point meal, but I like to use the 93% lean turkey because I think it is just adds a little something to it. I also add some tomato paste and chicken stock and tweak the seasonings to balance with the extra stock, but it is SUPERB. I love topping it with nonfat Greek yogurt and scallions, and I add crunched tortilla chips when I feel like a splurge. I can't say enough about this recipe. Thank you!

Amy

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

I just made this in my instant pot. So easy and yummy! I added 1/2 T more chili powder and left out the kidney beans (not a fan). It turned out great! Thanks so much!