I was making steamed chicken soup in a clay pot, and think I may have steamed/simmered the larger stock pot dry. My arrangement was like so: I had a large stock pot with a few cups of water in it (an image of the stock pot after I finished cooking in it is attached), a steaming trivet (looks like this) in the water/stock pot, and on top of the trivet a clay pot (this one, also pictured for ease of reference) in which the chicken itself sat.
The particular recipe I use for the soup requires a long steaming time of around 3 hours, so I usually stay close by and continually refill the water as it gradually simmers away/evaporates. At some point, however, I did not refill the water in time and I began to smell a sort of chicken-y smell -- not necessarily one of burning, but it was a sort of savory scent that made me think that I should check the chicken.
I think there was only a very small amount of water left in the stock pot, but it was hard for me to tell as the bottom of the stockpot is black, and the clay pot inside obscured most of my view of the bottom; I'm guessing some water remained because the bottom had a shiny sort of sheen as if it were wet.
I'm not entirely sure the bottom of the larger stock pot actually simmered/steamed dry, and I didn't purchase it myself so I'm not sure what it's made of. My question is whether the chicken soup is safe to consume, and whether both the clay pot and stock pot are safe to continue using?
Thank you for your time and I apologize if this is a silly question -- I appreciate any responses/insight.