Panda Express Super Greens (Copycat)

8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Panda Express Super Greens Copycat is an easy mix of kale, broccoli and cabbage steamed together in a light ginger garlic broth for an easy, healthy side.

If you are looking for the best Panda Copycat Recipe to serve with Panda Express Orange Chicken, look no further! The newest side from Panda Express is a healthy balance to their sticky, sweet, addicting Orange Chicken.

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This new side from Panda Express may not have the years of popularity like Panda Express Chow Mein but it is quickly rising the ranks for tastiest option to go with that famous Orange Chicken. Panda Express isn’t a restaurant to really play around with new menu items, unless it’s a limited item, so the staying power of Super Greens must mean people love them. (And they do!)

It’s no wonder the Panda Express Super Greens seem to be here to stay on the menu. They are light, steamed just enough to get that garlicky ginger flavor yet stay crunchy, and they fit most diets. Word on the street is that they will soon have a completely vegan version, but until they do, you can make your own at home!

These Panda Express Super Greens are so easy to make like most of the Panda Express Recipes on this site. Researched to give you all the flavor but with simple ingredients to make it easier on a home cook, you won’t find a better Copycat Panda Recipe Index anywhere else. 

While you can serve these Panda Express Super Greens with just about anything, why not try them with another new Panda Express menu item, their Honey Sesame Chicken Breast. The lightly seasoned healthy greens will balance out the sweet, fried chicken breast pieces in every crunchy bite.

Make a healthy meal prep bowl by preparing a batch of White Rice and topping with the Greens and then Ground Orange Chicken. These bowls will keep for up to 4 days, perfect for a work week of lunches! Plus the bowl is just over 500 calories! (Using 1 serving of each recipe)

Can you make Panda Express Super Greens ahead?

While you can make Panda Express Super Greens ahead, they are best enjoyed freshly made and they only take about 5 minutes to cook. To make the recipe faster for dinner time, prep the vegetables 1-2 days ahead and store in the refrigerator in an airtight plastic bag with a paper towel to absorb moisture. 

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  • Leafy Greens: Use other leafy greens instead of kale in this recipe. Collard greens have the closest taste and texture but also try Swiss chard, spinach, mustard greens, or broccoli rabe.
  • Broccoli: Substitute broccolini, asparagus, or french green beans in this recipe. Or forget the green theme and use cauliflower instead.
  • Cabbage: There are all kinds of cabbage you can use besides green cabbage like Napa cabbage, savoy cabbage, or bok choy. Did you know Brussels sprouts are a cabbage and they would taste delicious in this recipe.
  • Spices: Use your favorite spices like cumin, coriander, or chili powder or try something new like Chinese Five Spice. For heat, add a dash of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Protein: Add leftover Grilled Chicken, taco meat, or baked tofu to Panda Express Super Greens to make a quick healthy lunch or dinner.
  • Asian Flavors: Besides Chinese Five Spice, you can add other Asian flavors like toasted sesame oil, oyster sauce, fish sauce, or Rice vinegar to add different layers of flavor. Start with a dash and increase to taste.
  • Vegan: To make Vegan Panda Express Super Greens, simply swap the chicken broth for vegetable stock. Use Tamari instead of soy sauce if you want a gluten free side dish.



  • Serve: Serve the Super Greens freshly made, and keep at room temperature for up to 2 hours before storing.
  • Store: These Panda Express Super Greens can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in a sealed container.
  • Freeze: Allow Super Greens to cool completely and then freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating in a lightly oiled wok.

Panda Express Super Greens Copycat

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Panda Express Super Greens (Copycat)

Panda Express Super Greens Copycat is an easy mix of kale, broccoli and cabbage steamed together in a light ginger garlic broth for an easy and healthy side.
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , mined
  • 1 teaspoon ginger , minced
  • 8 cups kale , chopped
  • 4 cups green cabbage , cut into 1" chunks
  • 4 cups broccoli , cut into florets
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • Add the vegetable oil to a large dutch oven or wok on medium high heat.
  • Add in the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 15 seconds then add in the kale and cabbage.
  • Stir and cook for 1 minute then add in the broccoli, chicken broth and soy sauce.
  • Stir to coat well, then cover and steam for 3 minutes before serving.


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7011IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2mg

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I made this recipe last night and it was an exact duplicate of the Panda Express version. Delicious. It was quick and easy to make. Thanks so much for the tip!

  2. This recipe was so delicious!!! I sprinkled 1/2tsp sugar after cooking and it tastes just like Panda Express supergreens, my fave!!!!

  3. Wow, another great Panda Express recipe. We are going to make this, when we make another batch of your other great Panda Express chicken recipe. Thanks for always sharing these with all of us, who are not as good at cloning recipes as you or Todd Wilbur is. And, it’s a shame that no one has a Popeye’s Cajun fries recipe, because it might be similar to Todd Wilbur’s KFC fry recipe — but with cajun spices.

  4. Amazing!!! One thing I’m trying to figure out is how many grams total is one serving? Any idea?

  5. This is such a great dish. So full of all the things our bodies need. I’m going to make to have this week. My body could use a veggie or 2 right about now.

  6. Yum! These look delicious. I always love Panda Express copycats because I just feel like they are healthier!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this! I love these and panda express is obviously currently closed. Can’t wait to try tomorrow.