You want the true peanut flavor of a traditional satay sauce to permeate these burgers, so use the peanutty-est natural peanut butter you can find. A brand with a little salt and even a tiny bit of molasses or agave nectar added won't hurt your diet and will add more flavor than one that includes just peanuts.
- 1 tablespoon pepper(s), jalapenos, pickled
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon peppercorns, black
- 4 teaspoon oil, olive, extra-virgin
- 4 leaves lettuce, bibb
Place the peanut butter in a medium metal bowl and set the bowl over a pan of very hot water. Stir just until the peanut butter is just barely liquidy, about 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the heat.
Add the chicken and mix well to evenly distribute the peanut butter. Sprinkle the scallions, cilantro, lemon zest, lemon juice, jalapeno, salt, and black pepper evenly over chicken and mix well. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 5 minutes on one side. Turn the patties over, cover, and cook on the other side for 7 to 8 minutes longer, until opaque throughout. Serve the burgers on lettuce leaves.