A small serving of Wendy's chili contains 170 calories, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein, as of 2015 It also contains 780 milligrams of sodium, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 16 grams of carbohydrate and 6 grams of sugar.
A small serving of Wendy's chili also includes 400 milligrams of potassium, 4 percent of the recommended daily intake of calcium and 15 percent of a person's recommended daily intake of iron. Topping the chili with shredded cheddar cheese adds about 70 calories, 6 grams of fat and an additional 10 percent of the recommended daily value of calcium. A package of saltine crackers adds 25 calories and 0.5 gram of fat, and a hot sauce packet is an additional 5 calories.
The ingredients in Wendy's chili include water, tomato juice, tomatoes, calcium chloride and seasonings such as sugar, salt, dried chiles and other spices. The chili also contains onions, celery, green peppers, ground beef and chili beans. Modified cornstarch, natural flavors, flavor enhancers and citric acid, along with disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate and xanthan gum are other components of Wendy's chili. The chili does not contain common allergens, including wheat, soy, dairy, nut or shellfish ingredients.