Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Weight Watchers Recipe Revamp!

Converting Old Weight Watchers Recipe Points to the New Freestyle Points

Today's recipe conversion is a recipe from the Weight Watchers What To Eat Now cookbook.  The old recipe was six servings at 6 points per serving.  With the new Freestyle Points, it is now only 1 point per serving!  What a difference!!

Weight Watchers Chicken, Black Bean and Corn Chili 

Watch my YouTube video below to see how easy it is to make.


  • 2tspcanola oil
    3 Points
  • 16ozchicken breast, grilled, skinless, boneless, 1" pieces
    0 Points
  • 1largeuncooked onion(s), chopped
    0 Points
  • 1item(s), mediumuncooked bell pepper(s), diced
    0 Points
  • 2medium clove(s)garlic clove(s), minced
    0 Points
  • 1Tbspchili powder
    1 Points
  • 2tspground cumin
    0 Points
  • 15 12ozcanned black beans, rinsed and drained
    0 Points
  • 14 12ozKroger Tomatoes, Diced, with Green Chilies, Original
    0 Points
  • 8ozcanned tomato sauce
    0 Points
  • 34cup(s)cooked frozen yellow corn
    0 Points
  • 12cup(s)reduced sodium canned chicken broth
    0 Points


  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, and cumin and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  • Stir in black beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until chili is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Ladle into 6 bowls, sprinkle with cilantro and scallions if desired.

After making this a couple of times, I decided to shred the chicken after baking it in the oven.  I love this change, it makes the chicken be in almost every bite.  As you can see in the video, I made it more of a soup by adding all of the chicken broth.  It doesn't change the points value in the least!  I didn't have any cilantro or scallions, but they certainly would make this flavorful dish burst with even more flavor.

My favorite part is that this whole pot of goodness is just 6 Freestyle points!  So enjoy a bowl whenever you want, it is sure to bring you comfort when you are struggling with staying within your points range.  I'm glad to have a backup in the freezer!

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