Keep turkey refrigerated until ready to cook. Thaw completely and remove giblets and neck from inside turkey. Wash bird thoroughly and rub inside and out with barbecue sauce or barbecue rub. Place bacon strips across turkey if you want.
Place turkey on lower rack. Cook on High for no more than 20 minutes per pound. Check occasionally. Turkey is done when thermometer stuck into inner thigh away from bone reads 180F. The leg will also move easily when you grasp and rotate it.